OBITUARY

Richard Carver Lowery

October 23, 1941October 20, 2011

Richard Carver Lowery

Richard Carver Lowery, 69. of Arlington died on Thursday, October 20, due to complications of lung cancer. He was surrounded at the end by members of his family and close friends. Mr. Lowery was born in Washington D.C. on October 23, 1941, the son of the late Dave and Lucile Lowery. He graduated in 1959 from Washington Lee High School, in 1964 from Davidson College and in 1967 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was a partner in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis and later was a founding partner of the firm Wiley, Rein, LLC. He was an active philanthropist and an especially strong believer in excellence in higher education. Mr. Lowery was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gail. He is survived by his two sons, Kirk Lowery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and his wife Elizabeth; Clay Lowery of Arlington and his fiancée, Sheila Herrling; his brother Jack Lowery of Auburn, California, and his wife Dorothy; and four grandchildren, Bennett, Caroline, Hayden, and Dylan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Doorways for Women and Families. http://www.doorwaysva.org/donate/ A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington. A reception at the family home will follow.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Jim Norman

November 8, 2011

Kirk and Clay, Your dad started his fraternity life as a Pi Kappa Alpha in my rush class (Fall 1959). He finished his college career as a Kappa Sig; We visited while at U.Va. I moved south, he moved to DC; we re-united in late 1980's when I came to DC. His intellectual intensity will always be remembered.

Kate Bickley

October 29, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Lowery a few years ago at Jack and Dorothy's home in California. He was indeed a good, kind and generous man. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

jim haley

October 28, 2011

Dear Clay and Kirk-Your father was my good friend for 46 years, and in recent years he spent several nights in our home here in Fredericksburg. He was brillant, in many ways, and was much loved by me. I should add that Charley, my son in California, who lived with Rick when he was in D.C. as a young lawyer, joins me in this expression. He will live in my memory, and in those of all who knew him--and thus Rick will live on. Most fondly, Judge James W. Haley, Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia, UVa Law, 1967.

Brad and Valerie Barth

October 28, 2011

We are sorry for your loss, please except our deepest sympathy.

Robin Lowery Witkin

October 27, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I can still remember Rick and Jack visiting our farm in Ohio so many years ago. We were all kids then. And there were the dinners with Uncle D and Aunt Lucile and Rick and Gail when I was at university in DC. Then life took us all in different directions. I'm sorry it's been so long. My thoughts and prayers are with you now.

Dudley & Gerri Watkins

October 27, 2011

Unfortunately, we did not get to experience the many fine professional, caring and giving qualities that Richard exemplified. as have been shared so far in this Guest Book. He must have touched the lives of many.
In contrast, to those who have known him for 20-30 years or more, we only had the opportunity to meet him once. This meeting took place at a dinner where he and his son, Kirk, proceeded to demonstrate that if you placed your empty wine glass on the top of your head, it was a signal to the host that a refill was in order. What a legacy to leave behind! Thanks for the memory, Richard. Peace and God's blessings to you and Gail and our sincere sympathy to all your family.

Steve Brozak

October 26, 2011

Rick was my friend for more than 20-years and in a time when friendship and trust seem to be relics from bygone days he was the embodiment of both. He will be missed by many and I consider myself fortunate to have known him.

October 26, 2011

What a great guy. Our favorite memory of him was on one Earth Day, local residents had taken on the project of cleaning up our neighborhood creek. There was Rick, in waders, in the middle of the water, tossing junk out of the stream--and happy as a little kid doing it. Typical. We'll miss him. Janice & Jerry Haines

Fran Zavolas

October 24, 2011

10/24/11 3:57

My Deepest Sympathy to your family.

Carl Frank

October 24, 2011

A great lawyer, a great football player, and a great man. RIP

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