EL PASO, Texas -- Wally Lowenfield, founder of Casa Ford-Lincoln and Casa Nissan here, died March 25. He was 84.
Lowenfield bought El Paso Ford in 1969 and renamed it Casa Ford. A dealership spokesman said he was on the Ford National Dealer Council for several years and was council chairman for a year.
In 1984, Lowenfield bought Sun Datsun, and that became Casa Nissan.
According to the spokesman, Lowenfield continued to work in the dealerships until recently, but he had turned ownership and management of the stores over to his son several years ago. His grandsons also work in the family business.