Kip Darrin Lowe, 54, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Grand Junction, Colo., while vacationing in the Colorado Rockies.
He was born Sept 19, 1966, in Wichita, Kan., and was promptly and lovingly adopted shortly thereafter by Robert Lee and Joyce Kay (Morgenstern) Lowe.
Kip was many things during his life — son, brother, grandson, husband, father, stepfather, friend, charmer, protector, prankster, and the life of the party to many but offended most at one time or another.
He worked in computer science and network administration for many years, traveling the country as a consultant. He was a whitewater rafting guide, a pilot of both airplanes and hot air balloons, and he enjoyed computer games, camping, hunting, water and snow skiing, and anything having to do with outdoor adventures.
He was brilliant, but unlucky and didn’t always make the best choices. He loved deeply and loyally, though he wasn’t always successful at showing it. He had flaws as most humans do, but he was well-loved and will be deeply missed. His antics and stories will live on and be cherished in our hearts and memories.
He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce, and his grandparents, Roland and Freida Morgenstern and Leonard Lowe. He is survived by his father, Robert; his sister, Alicia Hoffman and her husband Eric; his girlfriend, Tammy Williams; three children, Cody Lowe-Jones, Kylee Barnhart, and Kristopher Lowe; five stepchildren, Joe, Gabby, Alisha, Eli and Elaina Hernandez; two nephews, Gabriel and Morgan Hoffman; and many friends who were as close as family.
Kip could quote scripture better than most ministers, but his relationship with God was a personal matter, so there will be no services. He wished to spend eternity in his beloved Rocky Mountains, where his ashes will be spread at a later date.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 4, 2021