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Local 1253 members mourn “fine lady and role model,” retired member Kathryn Lowell

Kathryn Lowell
Kathryn Lowell

IN MEMORIAM: Kathryn Lowell, a retired and longtime member and activist of Tri-Cities Local 1253 when she worked for DSHS there, died Dec. 17 with her family by her side in Ellensburg. She was 73.

She retired in April 2009.

Services will be next Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Bancroft, Idaho.

Those who knew her remember her for her patience, never aspiring to be a lead or supervisor but who helped many colleagues along the way to success and promotion.

“She mentored many financial services specialists and was a longtime and respected shop steward,” said colleague and Local 1253 member Scott Mueggler.

“Kathryn was thought of very highly by her clients for her patience, understanding and efforts in helping those in need.

“A fine lady and a role model.”

According to her official obituary:

“She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved many, and she was loved by many. Her home was always open to anyone in need. Kathryn loved to sew, play the piano, and she was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.”

You can read her full official obituary at: