Quincy J. Lowman, Jr., manager of Southern Area Producing, died suddenly in Beirut on March 29  at the age of 46. Mr. Lowman was in Lebanon attending the current session at the Middle East Center for Advanced Studies at Shemian.
A Texan by birth, Lowman received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and earned his M.A. at Pennsylvania State. He joined Aramco in 1950 and was assigned to Ras al-Mish’ab as drilling equipment engineer. Subsequent moves took him to the posts of drilling engineer in Abqaiq and ‘Uthmaniyah, production-reservoir engineer in Abqaiq, and senior reservoir engineer in Dhahran, the position he assumed in November 1956.
In 1958 Lowman was transferred to the New York Office to the position of supervisor of the Producing Division in the Exploration and Producing Department. He returned to Dhahran in 1960 as coordinator, Planning and Research, Producing Department.
Returning once again to Abqaiq in 1962, Lowman became district petroleum engineer, then district chief engineer, and in 1964 was named general superintendent of the Producing Department. He was named manager of Southern Area Producing in 1968.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, and their three children. DeLoris, 23, lives in San Francisco; Kristen, 17, is a student at the American School in Lugano, Switzerland; and Quincy III, 16, attends San Marcos Academy in San Marcos, Texas.
Contact address for the family is c/o Mrs. Q. J. Lowman, Sr., 2408 Rosewood, Victoria, Texas.