HARTLAND — A Mass of Christian burial for Kenneth George Lowery, 83, a resident of Hartland, who died March 8, 2012 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by loved ones were held with Mrs. Lowery on March 20 at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. Rev. Raphael Nyabenda, Pastor was Celebrant. Committal service with military honors will be held in the spring in the Christian Street Cemetery in Windsor.
He was born June 25, 1928 in East Barre, the son of Raymond and Eva (Garneau) Lowery.
He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1946. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
He married Wauneta Persons in Cornish, N.H., on Dec. 18, 1953. Major Lowery retired from the US Army after a 23-year career in active duty. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve for another 15 years. Following his honorable discharge he was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor as a department foreman for 40 years until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor where he was a Fourth Degree member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Father Fontaine Council. He was also a member of the Windsor American Legion Post 25, the VFW Post 2571 in White River Jct., and a life member of the DAV. He served as Past Commander of the Windsor National Guard and was a staff member of the Vermont Battalion and Brigade in Burlington.
Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Holbrook and her husband Jim Holbrook of Thetford Center, Yvonne Rice and her husband Ronnie Rice of Hartland, and Donna Lowery and her friend Paul Trusty of Hartland; seven grandchildren, Dominique (Holbrook) Walton and her husband, Shane Walton, Jason and Justin Rice, Jonathan and Jessica Atwood, Jazmin and James Beam; two great-grandsons, Zadian Walton and Izic Richardson; one sister, Erlene Gentry of Quinton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. His loving wife, Wauneta passed away on March 15, 2012. He was also predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Caroline Hull; three grandchildren, Kenneth Hull, Jeremiah Hull and Theresa Hull; and by two brothers, William Lowery and Robert Lowery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Development Department of Camp Sno-Mo, Easter Seals of NH, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, N.H. 03103.
The Knight funeral Home in Windsor handled arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the March 22, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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