A California mother-of-four who was outspoken against vaccines and masks has died of COVID-19.
Kristen Lowery, 40, from Escalon, California, 'unexpectedly' passed away on September 15th, according to a GoFundMe page raising money for her funeral expenses.
In screenshots taken from Facebook, family members say she lost her battle against COVID-19 — after frequently posting content protesting vaccines and labeling herself 'unmasked and unmuzzled' and a 'free thinker.'
Kristen Lowery, 40, from Escalon, California, 'unexpectedly' passed away from COVID-19 on September 15th
Lowery was mother to four school-age children, Tayden, McKenna, Ella, and Ryenn
Lowery's Facebook profile has since been set to private, but screenshots have been posted on Reddit and other sites.
Lowery had made use of political borders for her profile photos, including one reading 'Unmasked, unmuzzled, unvaccinated, unafraid. Together we win.'
Another read: 'Free Thinker. Question everything. Research mandatory.'
She also appears to have gone to some sort of protest or anti-vaccine event holding a sign reading 'Give voice to the vaccine injured.' In the photo, she also wore a shirt proclaiming herself to be an 'ex-vaxxer' and reading: 'I trusted them. Never again.'
Yet another photo was lined with a border reading 'Moms for Liberty.' Lowery was mother to four school-age children, Tayden, McKenna, Ella, and Ryenn.
Lowery had made use of political borders for her profile photos, including one reading 'Unmasked, unmuzzled, unvaccinated, unafraid. Together we win'
She was outspoken on social media against vaccines and masks
But earlier this month, her sister, Cassie, wrote on Facebook that Lowery was 'in the hospital fighting for her life against Covid and pneumonia.
'My sister has a long life left. We need you here, sissy. Your kids love and miss you so much. Please don't give up,' she wrote.
She also warned that this wasn't 'political' and she was uninterested in hearing anyone's opinions on vaccines.
Then, last week, two family members posted on Facebbok that Lowery 'died from covid,' with her aunt mourning that her 'heart is breaking for her 4 kids.'
'So many people need her here, but God must have special plans for her in heaven,' her aunt wrote.
Family revealed on Facebook that she had been battling COVID-19 and resulting pneumonia ahead of her passing
On a GoFundMe page that has reaised over $11,000 for her funeral, a loved one also shared the new, which is 'devastating to everyone that knew her'
On a GoFundMe page that has reaised over $11,000 for her funeral, a loved one also shared the new, which is 'devastating to everyone that knew her.'
'Kristen was a beautiful and amazing woman but more than that she was a phenomenal mother who always, ALWAYS put her children first,' she wrote.
'She lived for her children (Tayden, McKenna, Ella, and Ryenn) and loved being their mother more than anything in her life.
'She was full of life and loved her friends and family fiercely. She was the kind of person that even if she didn't have anything she would give the shirt off of her back to anyone in need. She was everything that was good and kind.
'Her passing leaves a big hole in many of our lives and she will never be forgotten but will be greatly missed,' reads the page.