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Patricia Lily "Pat" Searle Lowder
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1925
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 2011
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

After eighty-six years filled with love and beauty, Grandma Pat slipped peacefully from this earthly existence on October 29, 2011.

Patricia Lily Searle Lowder was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 28, 1925, the youngest of the six children of Keros H. and Lily Watkins Searle.

She was hardy pioneer stock; her grandfather, John Watkins, barely surviving the trek to Utah with the Willie/Martin Handcart Company.

Pat graduated from South High School in 1942, and was a proud "Cub" throughout her life. She was also a University of Utah grad.

Pat's marriage to Dee H. Lowder on October 3, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple began a family that has since grown to a huge and loving legacy.

Pat is survived by children Jeff (Nancy), Scott (Vickie), Chrisie and Walter Bascom, Jodi and Reed Hamblin, Brad (Sally), and Nancy and Donald Barker,

Thirty-one grandchildren and fifty-eight great-grandchildren. Her beloved Dee preceded her in death on September 3, 1992.

She was also preceded by her parents, son Dan (Pat), grandson Michael Lowder, and siblings Mary Searle Schriever, Allen Searle, Phyllis Searle White, Beverly Searle Spencer, and Ruby Searle Brown.

While she preferred the title "Mom," Pat also spent many years as a committed elementary school teacher as well as part-time model and actress. But her greatest love (after her family) was creating and sharing beauty.

Mom blossomed later in life as a gifted artist, creating amazing paintings ranging from landscapes of beautiful Sonoma County where she spent much of her adult life, to striking portraits of her family and her Savior.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Murray Utah North Stake Center, 5200 South 700 West, at 1:00 p.m., with a viewing prior to the services from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 South Highland Drive (1495 East).
Published in the Deseret News from November 2 to November 3, 2011. 
Family links: 
  Keros Harry Searle (1892 - 1974)
  Lily Watkins Searle (1892 - 1971)
  Dee Harold Lowder (1925 - 1992)
  Beverly Watkins Searle Spencer (1921 - 1999)*
  Patricia Lily "Pat" Searle Lowder (1925 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Oct 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79660583
Patricia Lily Pat <i>Searle</i> Lowder
Added by: Ryan D. Curtis
Patricia Lily Pat <i>Searle</i> Lowder
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Oct. 31, 2011

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