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Olive Belle Lowell

Olive Belle Lowell Green River- Olive Belle Lowell, 69, died on Thursday August 21, 2014 at the Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix Arizona, after a sudden illness. She was a long time resident of Green River, Wyoming She was born July 19, 1945 in Lovell, Wyoming, the daughter of Elwood M. Porter and Jean E. Porter Wheeler. She attended schools in Otto and graduated from Basin High School with the class of 1963. She married Ralph E. Lowell on June 4, 1968 in Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. She had been a teacher with Sweetwater County School District #2 for 34 years, retiring July 2003. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was also a member of the Wyoming Education Association, TOPS, Mayflower Society, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Her interests were sewing, camping, traveling, visiting relative and friends, walking and reading. Survivors include her husband Ralph E. Lowell of Springfield, Ohio; sons Von T. Lowell and wife Kelly of Springfield, and Jared Lowell and wife Cherie of Harriman, Utah; brother Elwood Porter and wife Wendy of Harriman; sisters Loretta Norman and husband Louis of Phoenix, and Valeria McNiven of Sandy, Utah; grandchildren Mckayl Lowell and Tryston Lowell; step grandchildren Samantha and Connor Wise; 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Levi Porter, nephews Scott McNiven and Lane Norman. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Friday August 29, 2014 at the Green River LDS Stake Center, 120 Shoshone in Green River. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm Thursday, August 28, 2014 and Friday one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River.

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Sorry we were not available for Belle's services. We want all of your family to know that we are so very sorry for your loss. Belle was a wonderful woman.

David & Lois Brandner Sep 1 2014 12:00 AM

She went way-back in my memory. Summer school at Roosevelt 1978 and 1979. She was always up-beat and interested in what was best for kids. I loved her seasonal sweater and vest collection. I will miss her a great deal. Ralph this is so hard for you! Please take care and remember all the good times. As Ever: Cathy Denman

Cathy Denman Aug 30 2014 12:00 AM

Our daughter Mandy Speth was a student of Mrs. Lowell in the 2nd grade and she sent us word that Mrs. Lowell had passed away. Ray and I are so sorry to hear of her passing and send our thoughts and prayers for your family. Ray and Debbie Speth former residents of Green River

Ray and Debbie Speth Aug 29 2014 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Ralph, Von, and Jared and their families. Comfort comes via knowing that death isn't the end of someone's life, but, merely passing into another realm of existence, where she continues increasing in knowledge and working toward perfection, and awaits you in the Spirit World.

Elwood M. Porter, II Aug 29 2014 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. God promise at Revelation 21:4-Pain, sickness, and death will be no more in the very near future. Another promise, Acts 24:15-There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. The hope is held out to you that you can see Olive again right here on earth under perfect conditions. All that Almighty God has said is as good as done because Titus 1:2 says-God cannot lie. I hope this console your mind and heart.

Mrs Knight Aug 28 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Ralph and Boys, Gloria and I were saddened to learn of Belle's sudden passing. We extend our love and sympathy to you in your time of sorrow. Belle was a fun and lovely person and we all will miss her. Although death is an unwelcome and most often unexpected visitor, as members of the Church we ought not to consider this transitions as sinister or mysterious. Author Robert Blatchford wrote that death..."is only like going into another room. In that other room we shall find...the dear women and men and sweet children we have loved and lost." How comforting is it to know that although Belle is no longer with us, she is in the loving arms of family members long since separated from her. There is peace and joy in the knowledge that we, too, will see her again. We treasure the many memories of many years of association with her in SWSD#2 and stake functions. May the Lord bless and comfort you and yours. Our love Doug and Gloria

Doug And Gloria Wray Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

To the whole Lowell family, Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Belle brought so many smiles to many, many kids. Hugs to all of you. Mary and David Ortega

Mary t. Ortega Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Ralph, Von, Jared and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Belle was so dear to me she always smiled and went out of her way to say Hello to me and ask what was going on in my life. She was a good friend and example I will try to be more like her. She also taught me a great love for music that started when I was young. I will think of her each time I sing. Love you guys my thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Kristina

Kristina Stewart Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Ralph - my gosh, I'm so sorry. I am shocked and feel so bad for you. I am not in town Thursday or Friday and won't make the funeral but I want you to know how much I am thinking of you. Keep in touch, if you can...my prayers and thoughts are for you Marsha

Marsha Tynsky Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Ralph, God is holding Belle safely in His arms and He will give you peace. We love you, Don and Barb VanMatre

Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM