Renee Harvey Lowe’s “cowgirl-can do” attitude was instilled in her by her parents, Geneva and Bill Williams. Renee grew up in Clarksville, Texas around rodeo people, including Rodeo Cowboys Association (RCA) members like David Glover, Bill Kornell, Frank Rhodes and many others. Her father Bill, a 2005 Inductee into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, welcomed many of the RCA cowboys into their home as they were “passing through”. Bill had served on the stock selection committee for the NFR and judged the National Finals Rodeo so, he ‘knew a bunch” of rodeo cowboys!
C.R. Boucher, Harry Tompkins, Larry Mahan, Johnny Boren “Big Jim” Bynum and many others would “drop by” the Williams, get a meal and visit. Being around the forementioned cowboys Renee was very comfortable in the rodeo arena and being around rodeo contestants. With their influence Renee wanted to “give back” to the sport she grew up with and loved.
To do so, Lowe served as Chairperson of the Board for the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame for several terms. She was the first to plan the TRCHOF “Reunion” and has continued to help since 2011, the first year it was held in Fort Worth. For 20 plus years, Renee and her husband Rusty, have participated in the Fort Worth Stock Show Parade with their draft horses for the “Ladies on the Lamb”, a buying group at the Fort Worth Stock Show Sale of Champions.
Renee continues to give of herself by serving as President of the National Association of Realtors, Chairperson of the Board of Paris Regional Medical Center and Chairperson of the First Christian Church in Paris, Texas. She and husband Rusty are both realtors.
The Lowes ranch and reside in Clarksville, Texas, her hometown where she was so influenced by the “Rodeo Cowboy Way of Life”!