Kathleen Dee Lowman

BARKHAMSTED — Kathleen Dee Lowman, 59, of Barkhamsted, wife of Frederick A. Lowman, died peacefully at home Oct. 30, 2009, after a long battle with lung cancer.

Born in Hartford Sept. 17, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Irene (Organek) and George (Dick) Henry. She grew up and attended schools in Avon. A 1972 graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Nursing, she worked for many years in area convalescent homes.

Mrs. Lowman is survived by three sons, Brett Lowman and his wife, Kristin, of East Granby, Jarett Lowman and his wife, Kacey Young, of Purcellville, Va., and Travis Lowman of Barkhamsted; three grandchildren, Drew Katherine and Ellie Marie Lowman of Purcellville, Va., and Beckett Thomas Lowman of East Granby; a brother, Robert Henry and his wife, Judith, of Simsbury; and a niece and nephew, Jessica and Christopher of Simsbury. She also leaves her constant companion, Milo, the family dog, who never left her side while she was bed-ridden.  

She was also grateful to her five best friends, who sat with her and just let her be herself over the last three months of her life — Bonnie Tyler, Linda Lehrbach, Nancy Hanelius, Pat Mallory and Donna Eddy. The family thanks Dr. Lynn Davis and the nurses and staff at 43 Woodland St. who helped prolong her life and became like family. Also, the family extends thanks to Larsen ACE Hardware in Canton and Patty Keefe and Mary Vincent of Foothills VNA and Hospice.

Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Hartford, with the Rev. Timothy Yeadon officiating. A private burial was held at Barkhamsted Center Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, New Hartford, has care of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 30 Prospect St., New Hartford, CT 06057 and/or The Last Post Shelter (Vivisection Investigation League), PO Box 259, Falls Village, CT 06031.  Visit an online guestbook at montano-shea.com.    

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