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Thomas Lowry, 1954-2008

Thomas Edward Lowry, 53, a resident of Camp Verde, died in Cottonwood on June 11, 2008. He was the son of Joseph Edward and Annabelle (Johnson) Lowry; born June 18, 1954, in Ajo.

Thomas graduated from the Camp Verde High School and then went on to Kicking Horse Cooking School in Montana. He worked for the Yavapai-Apache Nation as a cook at the Cliff Castle Lodge. He was married to the late Deva Ann Lowry.

Thomas had the opportunity and experience of being a movie actor in Winter Hawk. He enjoyed fishing, art drawing, baseball, cooking and spending time with his family and significant other, Kaija Begay.

He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandpa and friend.

He is survived by his fiancée, Kaija Begay of Camp Verde; two step-sons, Victor (Becky) Hamaley and Vernon Hamaley, all of Camp Verde; his daughter, Valerie Lowry of Camp Verde; six sisters, Brenda (Tony) Shirley, Audrey (Pete) Ibarra, Joanne (Cameron) Grey, Juanita Young, Margaret (Victor) Lowry-Campos and Helen Shaw, all of Camp Verde. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; and a large extended family.

A visitation is scheduled for Monday, June 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Rock Church in Camp Verde; with funeral services to follow on Tuesday, June 17, at 10 a.m., also to be held at the Rock Church. Interment will take place at the Yavapai-Apache Tribal Cemetery.

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