Lowell Bailey was born in Tucson, Ariz., and attended Tucson schools before enlisting in the Navy. He earned a B.A. and M.A. at the University of Arizona and had a 39-year-long career as a physical education teacher, coach and spent 15 years as a nationally certified athletic trainer. He was married for 54 years and has four children. Lowell volunteers for Senior Olympics, Desert Botanical Garden, Mended Hearts and is a resident of Beatitudes Campus.