Robert Harry Lowe, 70 years young, son of Barney and Betty Lowe, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, near 5:30 a.m. He went very quickly (amazing for him) and painlessly—spinning tales with each shift of nurses and doctors up to his last hours. He was at St. Al’s hospital in Boise and having trouble with congestive heart failure. Geegee was at his side.
Robert is survived by his wife, Geegee Lowe, and his three miracles: Joshua Lowe, Sarah Lowe, Lucas Lowe, and five grandchildren—Christopher, Kayla, Amari, Lucy and Kingsley, whom he loved very dearly.
We have chosen not to have a formal gathering for his services—as his friendships and acquaintances are spread throughout the world, it would be logistically impossible. For now we are all together sharing great stories and memories with friends and family in the area.
“Robert, Bob, Rob, Robbie, Lovey, Daddio, Pops, Grampa, Papa Dobert, Captain …” loved to spend time with his family and friends—he lived to fly (a pilot for 54 years), to fish, to swim, to enjoy music and hear the news every day. He could make you laugh more than anyone. He was the master of storytelling. And if you were lucky, he would steal a piece of your heart.
Robert was decorated by the president of the United States with the Air Medal and the Screaming Eagle Medal for his meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight in direct support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His wishes before departure time were for no specific funeral service but for all his friends around the world to celebrate his life with close friends in their own way. We hope you will share with our family, too, by any means. We love to hear stories, kind words, share a laugh or even a tear or sigh.
As he has filed a flight plan with his callsign “trblmkar” to amazing places unknown, in his honor, love, laugh and toast one more for the captain, as he is doing the same. We were so blessed to have this wonderful man in our lives.
I love you.