Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Evelyn Ruth Stobbe (Low) 1929 - 2008

Evelyn Ruth Stobbe Low was born 1929, in Salt Lake City and passed away April 3, 2008 in Provo, Utah of natural causes. Her parents are Dr. Otto Stobbe and Augusta Naschcke Stobbe. She attended schools in Salt Lake City including Bryant Junior High and East High School. She continued her education at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Her marriage to Gordon Low in the Salt Lake LDS Temple was in 1948.

She is survived by Gordon, her two children, Laura Dene Low (Willard S. Card) of Orem and Christie Ann Low (Jack A. Paris) of White Bird, Idaho. Grandchildren include Gwen (deceased), Timnah (Jason Gretencord), Lance (Katie Fenton), Miriam, Benjamin and Rose Card; and Faith Ann, Nathan, Rachael, Elizabeth (James Christensen), Timothy, Esther and Mary Christensen and Criekor Paris and eight great-grandchildren, Sage, Conner, Caleb and Sequoiah Card and Samuel, Oliver, Isaiah and Sophia Christensen. Evelyn's brother and sisters include Dr. Joseph W. Stobbe (Marie, deceased), Marilyn (Robert Clayton, deceased), Mary Lou, deceased (Earl Benson), and Shirley Ann (Reece Goodrich). Paris children: Melanie (Bryant Jones), Brandon (Aimee), Heather (Scott Boody), Monica, Traci. Paris grandchildren: Coleman Bryant Jones, Whitney, Ashley and Titan Paris, Kate and Jane Boody.

Evelyn accompanied Gordon and helped him immeasurably as he continued to pursue graduate work at the University of Minnesota and gave him her encouragement then and in his teaching career at San Francisco State College and Brigham Young University.

Active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having a firm testimony of the restored gospel, she served in numerous callings, including teacher in the MIA, Sunday School, Primary and Relief Society where she served in several leadership positions. She and Gordon served as senior missionaries in the California Anaheim Mission, 1984-86. She was a saintly woman who cheerfully met the challenges of life with an indomitable spirit. Despite fifty years of polio-imposed paralysis, she performed beautifully her family and church responsibilities.

Contributions may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund or the LDS Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Edgemont 4th Ward Chapel,
4000 North 650 East (Timpview Dr.), Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.

1948: Deseret News: