HARTLAND — A Mass of Christian burial for Wauneta Iona Lowery, 78, who died March 15, 2012 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by loved ones, were held with Mr. Lowery on March 20 at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. Rev. Raphael Nyabenda, Pastor, was Celebrant. Committal services will be held in the spring in the Fairview Cemetery in East Calais.
She was born Jan. 12, 1934, in East Calais, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude (Batchelder) Persons.
She received her schooling in East Calais, Woodbury and Montpelier.
She married Kenneth G. Lowery on Dec. 18, 1953 in Cornish, N.H.
Mrs. Lowery was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed caring for her family.
She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor where she belonged to the Catholic Daughters, Court of St. Francis. She was also a member of the Windsor American Legion Post 24 Auxiliary. Wauneta enjoyed painting, gardening, sewing and crafts.
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, Pauline Fair of Wilder and Several nieces and nephews.
Her loving husband, Kenneth passed away on March 8, 2012; also predeceased by one daughter, Caroline Hull; three grandchildren, Kenneth Hull, Jeremiah Hull and Theresa Hull; and by two sisters, Mildred Willard and Lucille Baker; and one brother, Maurice Persons.
Memorial contributions may be made to Develop Department of Camp Sno-Mo, Easter Seals of NH, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, N.H. 03103.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor handled arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhome.com
This obituary first appeared in the March 22, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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