Joseph Merrill Lowe

15 Feb 1900 - 29 Jun 1987

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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

Married: 30 Jun 1931

Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


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Uncle Merrill's obituary

Contributor: Dieselbeetle Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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"

Life timeline of Joseph Merrill Lowe

Joseph Merrill Lowe was born on 15 Feb 1900
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 12 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
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.
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 31 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 44 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 56 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 64 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Joseph Merrill Lowe was 79 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Joseph Merrill Lowe died on 29 Jun 1987 at the age of 87
Grave record for Joseph Merrill Lowe (15 Feb 1900 - 29 Jun 1987), BillionGraves Record 5818 Orem, Utah, Utah, United States