March 1, 1959-Oct. 28, 2019
Kevin Lowney, the youngest son of “The Lowney Clan”, passed away October 28, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born March 01, 1959 to Jerry “Kewpie” and Rita (Mahoney) Lowney, who preceded him in death.
Graduating from Butte High School, Kevin continued his education in Engineering at Montana Tech and later at the University of San Diego, earning his degree in Business Administration. After many years in sales, Kevin chose to perform his one-man show, “Proud to be Irish”, which combined singing, harmonica playing, and especially his Irish wit and humor. Kevin walked the poor man’s walk; always donating the proceeds of his performances to charity, including bringing to Butte, Dublin, Ireland’s “Black Donnellys,” donating proceeds of the performance to the Butte Food Bank. He also worked with President Jimmy Carter over the San Diego border in Mexico building homes with Habitat for Humanity. In Las Vegas, Kevin enjoyed performing on stage at Irish performances with “No pay … just attention, please.” During all of this, Kevin was suffering his demise from diabetes affliction and congestive heart failure. Complications from amputations eventually lead to his death.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four “Lowney Clan Brothers”, Lenus Lowney, Reverend Father Jerry Lowney, David Lowney, and Ron Lowney. He is survived by his children, Sarah Lowney of Washington State, Shaun Lowney of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kelly Lowney of Pacific Beach, California; his four grandchildren; and his “Lowney Clan Sisters”, Cheryl (Bill) Petterson, Charmaine (Barney) Maki, both of Butte, and Janeane Helen Hamada of Portland, Oregon.
“Erin go Bragh”
Cremation has taken place. Funeral Services will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at a later date. Rite of Committal will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Duggan Dolan Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements and will publish service information when it becomes available.
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