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Kathryn "Kathy" Keator Lowe

January 5, 1951 — November 16, 2023

Redwood Valley

Kathryn "Kathy" Keator Lowe


Kathryn "Kathy" Keator Lowe, a beloved wife, friend, and esteemed microbiologist, passed away on November 16, 2023, at UCSF Medical Center. Kathy was born on January 5, 1951, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and raised in Auburndale, Florida.

Throughout her remarkable life, Kathy made significant achievements in both the scientific and business fields. After graduating from St. Mary’s School in Faribault, MN in the spring of 1969, she pursued her education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida. This educational foundation allowed her to embark on a successful career as a microbiologist. Kathy's dedication and passion for her work were evident as she tirelessly pursued advancements in the field at Fetzer Winery, Redwood Valley and retiring from the Adventist Medical Center, Ukiah.

Not only was Kathy an accomplished scientist, but she also demonstrated an incredible enterprising spirit. As a business owner and manager, she skillfully navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship while employing her expertise to create thriving enterprises. Kathy's ability to balance her scientific pursuits and managerial responsibilities was truly admirable. Her love of God, family and Country were her priorities of life.

Beyond her professional achievements, Kathy had an exceptional personality that touched the lives of all who knew her. Described as loving, beautiful, kind, and generous by those closest to her heart, she brought warmth and compassion to every interaction. She had an infectious smile that would brighten any room and a heart full of love that radiated outwards.

In addition to her professional endeavors and endearing personality, Kathy found joy in various hobbies, travels, and interests. She dedicated herself to meaningful causes by actively participating in organizations such as the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, Wives of Vietnam Vets (VFW), all aimed at supporting and honoring those who served their country. Kathy also embraced leisurely activities such as playing cards and board games with loved ones.

Kathy's proudest accomplishments were multifaceted. Not only did she have an illustrious career and thriving businesses to her name, but she also cherished being known as "Aunt Kathy" to many individuals whose lives she touched. The love and care she showed to her extended family and friends were unparalleled. Furthermore, Kathy's passion for travel allowed her to explore various corners of the globe, creating memories that would last a lifetime. Additionally, she had the honor of raising and caring for three world champions Bichon Frise’s, which brought her immense joy and pride.

Kathy loved the thrill and excitement of travelling with her husband David for over 50 years, as they saw much of the world together.

Kathy Keator Lowe was preceded in death by her parents, Tom, and Laura Keator. She is survived by her loving husband of 45+ years, David Lowe, and her brothers Thomas Clark Keator II, Samuel Carothers Keator, and Clark Leffingwell Keator II and niece, nephews, and extended family. Their bond was immeasurable, and their memories together will forever be treasured.

A visitation will be held in Kathy's honor on January 5, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Eversole Mortuary located at 141 Low Gap, Ukiah, CA 95482. The following day, January 6, 2023, a Memorial Service will take place at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church situated at 640 S Orchard Ave in Ukiah, CA 95482. The service will commence at 1:00 PM.

Kathy's untimely departure has left an unfillable void in the lives of those who knew and loved her. She will be remembered fondly for her intellect, kindness, and unwavering devotion to everything she undertook. Her legacy as a dedicated microbiologist and successful businesswoman will continue to inspire future generations.

May she rest in his house in eternal peace.



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Friday, January 5, 2024

12:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

640 S Orchard Ave, Ukiah, CA 95482

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