Lowell Ernest Smith

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1940 ~ 2019

We lost our loving and generous dad to the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 78 on May 29th. Lowell was born on July 8, 1940, to Ernest Patten Smith and Ioan Chamberlain Smith. He was lovingly raised by Drucilla “Dot” Loader Smith (his second mother) after Ioan’s death. He valued his family above all and included close family friends and the friends of his children and grandchildren as part of his flock. He loved the outdoors, horses, fast cars, and ice cream. He was known for his sharp wit, mischievous smile, loyalty, and big heart. Lowell graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1958 and later earned a pharmacy degree from the University of Utah. Lowell was a hard worker and took pride in his career as a pharmacist until his retirement.

He is survived by his family: Rebecca (Brion) Conway and children Shawn (Bobbi) and Paul (Jennifer); Sonya Britt Welsh (Derek Olson) and daughter Elizabeth; Scott Lowell (Chelsea) Smith; step-daughter Jennifer Marnie (Alan) Parry and children Colten and Bowen; his siblings: Laurene (Verdon) Walker; Coralee (Bryan) Drennan; Anne Newman (Raymond, deceased); Ernest (Margeritte) Smith; Nola (Michael) Harvey; Barbara (Brian) Larson and their families.

Family, like branches on a tree, will all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Orangerie at Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT. Guests are encouraged to share memories on the half hour. There will be light refreshments and access to the beautiful gardens. We suggest bringing your family and planning time for a stroll. Lowell would not want this to be a somber occasion. Please feel free to dress casually and colorfully.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in tribute to Lowell to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The link is provided below.


Celebration of Life

Sunday, Jun. 09, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Red Butte Garden Orangerie
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Life Story Info


Elizabeth Welsh (Grand-Daughter)

Post Date

Jun 03, 2019


Personal Info


American Fork, Utah, United States


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Parkinson’s Disease






  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States
  • Kanab, Utah, United States


  • Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Layton, Utah, United States

Religion and Beliefs



Medicine & Healthcare

Military Affiliation

  • Army

Worked For

  • Davis Hospital & Medical Center
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Smith’s Pharmacy, Layton
  • University Hospital Pharmacy


  • Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor's
    University of Utah
  • High School
    Pleasant Grove High
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  • 1950
  • Jun 1958

    Graduated from Pleasant Grove High School

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  • Jul 2004

    Lake Powell

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  • 2007

    Mexico Cruise

  • Jul 2008

    Lake Powell

  • 2010
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  • Jun 2014

    Red Butte Garden

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  • Nov 2017

    Midway Thanksgiving trip.

  • Aug 2018