Shirl Merrill Lowe

27 Feb 1936 - 13 Jun 1964

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Shirl Merrill Lowe

27 Feb 1936 - 13 Jun 1964
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Shirl Merrill Lowe, 28, 88 South 7th West, Provo died Saturday night, June 13, 1964 in a Salt Lake hospital following surgery. He was born February 27, 1936 in Mayfield, Sanpete County, Utah to J. Merrill and Lucille Jensen Lowe. He married Ilene Reese on November 20, 1962 in the St. George temple.

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Shirl Merrill Lowe


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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May 30, 2011


April 11, 2020


May 30, 2011

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Shirl's obiturary

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Shirl Merrill Lowe, 28, 88 South 7th West, Provo died Saturday night, June 13, 1964 in a Salt Lake hospital following surgery. He was born February 27, 1936 in Mayfield, Sanpete County, Utah to J. Merrill and Lucille Jensen Lowe. He married Ilene Reese on November 20, 1962 in the St. George temple. At the time of his death he was working at Press Publishing in Orem. He attended LDS Business College for 2 years. He had lived in the Orem-Provo area since 1937. A member of the Provo Second Ward, Mr. Lowe was general secretary of the Home Teaching Committee, had served as a stake missionary and was in the Elder's Quorum. Survivors include his widow, brothers and sisters: Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Coleman, Springville, Gail and Roger Lowe, both of Tooele; Ivan, Allen and LuNell Lowe all of Orem; his parents of Orem. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 17, 1964 at 11:00 AM at Olpin-Sundberg Mortuary in Orem. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM and Wednesday prior to services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.

A Tribute to Shirl (from his fellow workers)

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Patience, perseverance, honesty, dependability , friendliness, and a willingness to learn...these and others were characteristics which Shirl exhibited in abundance. Those of us who were closely associated with him in daily work activities had occasion to recognize these traits perhaps more readily than others. Shirl had been employed with us for 14 months, and during this time had consistently shown through his attitudes and actions that he was eager to progress and learn....that he wanted to do all he could to develop the skills of photolithography. Perhaps--as often the case---we may have taken for granted Shirl's easy-going, cheerful nature. Undoubtedly, we failed to express thanks many times for the things which were done above and beyond what was expected of him. Shirl's moral actions were always above question. He had complete control of his emotions under any situation, and was never known to have endulged (sic) in swearing, name-calling, or speaking ill of his fellowmen. To find a person of so few years who has learned so much about getting along well with others, is unusual indeed. Many men do not develop this type of maturity until a much-later time of life--and some never at all. As the time for Shirl's operation drew near he had proper cause for reflection upon his life's accomplishments and also upon his shortcomings (which were seemingly so few). He was proud that he had found the courage to return to school after his classmates had already graduated, to complete his high school studies and earn his diploma. He was proud of his wife, Ilene, and always showed concern over her well-being. He was proud of his parents and family, and was grateful for the love, guidance and teachings which they had given him. He was faithful to his church duties and the opportunities for service they provided. He confided several times that he had wanted to serve a mission for the church, but was unable to do so because of his health. With Shirl's eagerness and his love of people he will undoubtedly now be able to fulfill this desire to serve a mission--not on this earth, but rather in the spirit world where none of the earthly afflictions will impair his performance. In conclusion, may we express sympathy--and gratitude--to Ilene and to the entire Lowe family....sympathy because we realize the loss they have suffered; and gratitude because we have all been privileged to become part of Shirl's life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Press Publishing Company. Youell Warner, Manager

Life timeline of Shirl Merrill Lowe

Shirl Merrill Lowe was born on 27 Feb 1936
Shirl Merrill Lowe was 9 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Shirl Merrill Lowe was 22 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Shirl Merrill Lowe died on 13 Jun 1964 at the age of 28
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