Roy Michael Lowe


(May 20, 2001)

Funeral services for Roy Michael Lowe, 52, who died Sunday, May 20, are scheduled today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in the Burlington LDS Church.

Mr. Lowe was born March 24, 1949, in Basin, son of John R. and Margaret J. (Nicholson) Lowe. He received his primary and secondary education at Burlington and attended Ricks College, NWCC in Powell and Casper College.

He married Carol Evet Peterson of Emblem, and from this union were born five children, Eric Thayne, Kimberly Evet, Nathan John, Wendy Michelle and Vicki Lynell.

He worked for the City of Powell and Wyoming Gas Company before going to work for Big Horn Electric in 1975. He worked there for 26 years until he became too ill to continue.

Mr. Lowe was talented and conscientious. He braided leather beautifully, a feat he learned by himself. He was a good mechanic, often time building or repairing an unavailable part. He loved people and was compassionate, caring and had a wonderful sense of humor. His big smile was his trademark.

He found ranch life to be peaceful and enjoyed his horses. He attended many Ray Hunt Clinics and used Ray's psychology to gentle a horse in minutes.

He loved family. His wife and children were the joy of his life. He was so proud of "his kids," and his face "lit up" when he talked about how they were doing. He was delighted when two grandchildren came along to brighten his life even more.

Survivors include his wife Carol of Basin; two sons, Eric of Powell and his fiancee, Traci, and Nathan of Basin; three daughters, Kimberly and husband Sean of Laramie, Wendy of Basin and her fiancee, James, and Vicki of Basin; a grandson, Michael Sean; a granddaughter, McKenna Evet; his parents, Roy and Margaret Lowe of Burlington; and a brother, Randy, and his wife Kenli of Basin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established at Security State Bank in Basin for the benefit of the Burlington Fire Dept. and the Burlington Ambulance Service.

Burial in the Burlington Cemetery will follow services.