Lowell Ernest Smith
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
Life Story Info
“In lieu of flowers...”https://tribute.michaeljfox.org/tribute-page.php?id=1197&np=true
Cause of Death
- Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States
- Kanab, Utah, United States
- Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
- Layton, Utah, United States
Religion and Beliefs
- Davis Hospital & Medical Center
- Holy Cross Hospital
- Smith’s Pharmacy, Layton
- University Hospital Pharmacy
- Brigham Young University
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
High SchoolPleasant Grove High
Graduated from Pleasant Grove High School
Red Butte Garden
Midway Thanksgiving trip.