Thomas Edward Lowe passed away peacefully June 2, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and six children.
Tom was born November 20, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Sherman Burton Lowe and Nina Corinne Olsen Lowe, the sixth of seven children. Tom attended Highland High School, where he enjoyed playing basketball. He also attended the University of Utah, where he studied political science and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree.
Tom served as a member of the Utah National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, followed by years of service and training in Oklahoma and Utah to become a surveyor. Tom served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Belgium Brussels Mission, where he was called to serve as a branch president and assistant to the mission president.
Tom met his eternal companion, Marsha, the week following his missionary service. Marsha famously claims that she promised her friend and mother that she was “going to marry that boy” in the middle of Tom’s missionary homecoming speech. They officially met the following Tuesday and have been together every day since. Tom and Marsha were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 25, 1975.
Together, Tom and Marsha have six children and 17 grandchildren, with one grandchild on the way. Tom loved his family. He spent his entire life finding new ways to love and serve his wife, children, and grandchildren. He adored spending time with Marsha, going to movies, eating buttered popcorn, holding hands, taking walks, traveling, and watching the occasional Jazz game. He spent countless hours with family playing backyard games (Spikeball was his favorite), Around the World, and board games around the dining room table.
Tom went about doing good. He was a faithful and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving with and among his many friends from the Salt Lake Foothill and Parleys stakes. At the young age of 33, Tom was called as the bishop of the Monument Park 5th Ward. He also served joyfully for many years as a member of the stake high council and as the stake clerk.
Tom had a tireless work ethic. He founded a successful law firm and worked for more than 40 years as an attorney, helping many clients, neighbors, and family members in need. When he wasn’t working, Tom spent his time cooking, coaching, cutting hair, helping with homework, and otherwise anxiously engaged in good causes. He would drop everything to attend an activity or sporting event, or come to the rescue of one of his kids or grandkids, however urgent or ordinary the need.
Tom was also a gifted chef. He loved serving family and friends by cooking roast beef dinners, fried rice, Swiss steak, and his world-famous stew and Thanksgiving dressing, always careful to cater to every allergy and food preference, so everyone could feel included.
Tom is dearly loved by his family. He is the strongest, kindest, and most selfless person we know.
Tom is survived by his wife Marsha, their children Angie (David), Jeff (Becky), Greg (Michelle), Scott (Ken), Mark (Wendy), Katie (Matt), and their 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Bob, Barbara, JoAnn, and Howard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sherm and Nina, his parents-in-law, Phil and Remola, and his sisters, Carolyn Ann and Karen.
A viewing will take place Thursday, June 9, at the Parleys 6th Ward chapel (2100 E. Parleys Canyon Blvd.) from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a viewing Friday, June 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the same location. Interment will take place at Larkin Sunset Lawn. For online viewing please log into the following link, https://youtu.be/OT4tUT9D4tE
We love the Lowe family! We share in your loss. Our hearts are with you at this time. He was a great bishop and friend to our family.
With much love- Hill's old 5th ward.