Joseph Merrill Lowe

15 Feb 1900 - 29 Jun 1987


Joseph Merrill Lowe

15 Feb 1900 - 29 Jun 1987
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Joseph Merrill Lowe, 87, of Orem, Utah died Monday, June 29, 1987 at Care West Nursing Center in Orem of cancer. He was born February 15, 1900, the first son of Daniel Joseph and Mary Ellen Banks Lowe in Parowan, Utah. He married Emily Beal June 29, 1920 in Basin, Wyoming. She died July 20, 1926. He
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Joseph Merrill Lowe


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


May 31, 2011


May 30, 2011

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Uncle Merrill's obituary

Contributor: Dieselbeetle Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Joseph Merrill Lowe, 87, of Orem, Utah died Monday, June 29, 1987 at Care West Nursing Center in Orem of cancer. He was born February 15, 1900, the first son of Daniel Joseph and Mary Ellen Banks Lowe in Parowan, Utah. He married Emily Beal June 29, 1920 in Basin, Wyoming. She died July 20, 1926. He then married Anna Lucile Jensen June 30, 1931 in Mayfield, Utah. The marriage was solemnized July 2, 1935 in the Manti temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked in a glass factory in Lovell, Wyoming. He was later employed as an electrician for Wasatch Furnace and was maintenance man for PL Larson. He was a custodian for ten years for the Bureau of Reclamation. He retired at age 78. Merrill was an active high priest in the LDS church. He served as High Priest Group Leader and as a home teacher. He did much temple work and at the time of his death was serving as secretary of his gospel doctrine class. Survivors include his wife of Orem, three sons and two daughters: Gail R. Lowe and Roger E. Lowe both of Salt Lake City; Allen B. Lowe of Tonapah, Nevada; Ida L. Coleman of Springville; LuNell Bullock of Salt Lake City; 29 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and one brother: LuNita Thompson and Ada Burnham both of Lovell, Wyoming; Wanda Rockhill of Middleton, Idaho; Max Lowe of Worland, Wyoming. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death: Ivan Lowe, Shirl Merrill Lowe and Gloria Nell Lowe. Services will be Thursday, July 2, 1987 in the Sharon West Stake Center, 1700 S 400 East Orem. Friends may call Wednesday, 7-9 pm at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S State, Orem and Thursday one hour prior to the service at the stake center. Burial at the Orem City Center.

Joseph Merrill Lowe

Contributor: Dieselbeetle Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Joseph Merrill Lowe was born 15 February 1900 in Parowan, Utah. His parents are Daniel Joseph Lowe and Mary Ellen Banks. He moved to Cowley, Wyoming in 1904 and grew up in the area. He married Emily Beal 29 June 1920. They were parents of Ida, born 13 June 1921 (died 2009), Ivan born 7 June1, 1923 (died 1980) and a son, born pre-mature on 20 July, 1926. He died that same day and Emily died 10 days later on 30 July, 1926 due to complications from the birth. Merrill went to Mayfield, Utah in search of work. He met Anna Lucile Jensen who he married on 30 June 1931. She went by Lucile. Merrill was a hard worker, installing furnaces, wiring houses and working for his brother-in-law, Steve. He was active in his High Priest Group and was a regular attendee at church meetings. He passed away 29 June 1987. Their children are: Gail Rex born 22 April 1932. He married Carol Joyce Madson. Gail died in 2013. Gloria Nell born 5 April 1933. She died 14 May 1936. Shirl Merril born 27 Feb 1936. He married Ilene Reese. He died 13 June 1964. Roger Eugene born 22 Sept 1938. He married Roanne Reese. He died in 2013. Allen Banks born 8 July 1945. He married Barbara Riding White. He died 2017. LuNell born 9 Oct 1947. She married Alden Bullock.

memories of Uncle Merrill

Contributor: Dieselbeetle Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

I remember visiting Uncle Merrill and Aunt Lucille in Orem. They always seemed so happy to have us come. He liked to joke and laugh and he always seemed happy. When Shirl died Uncle Merrill was so kind and caring to both his wife and his daughter-in-law. I'm sure he was broken hearted but he showed so much attention and kindness towards others. Because we lived a few states away, our chances to be together were rare. We looked forward to family reunions, meeting in Wyoming at Grandma Lowe's house and the occasional visits in Utah or Montana when our families could be together.

Merrill's name

Contributor: Dieselbeetle Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Some stories written about Uncle Merrill show his named spelled with only one "l" at the end. His daughter, LuNell, states that the correct spelling is "Merrill"

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Joseph Merrill Lowe was born on 15 Feb 1900
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 17 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 21 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 40 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 46 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 53 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 64 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe was 73 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
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Joseph Merrill Lowe died on 29 Jun 1987 at the age of 87
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