Merle Howlett Dow Law, 83, passed away March 18, 1998, where she wanted to be, at her home in Draper, Utah, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Merle was born on November 26, 1914, the 10th of 11 children to Arthur George and Sarah Prows Howlett in Monroe, Utah. She grew up in Kanosh, Utah on the family farm. Married James Rayburn Dow on October 17, 1938 in Draper, Utah where she lived until her death. Rayburn preceded her in death on June 29, 1981. Married Albert W. Law on May 16, 1992, who has been a loving companion. Merle will always be dearly and deeply remembered for her great and endless love, compassion, and companionship to her entire family. She was a loving and caring friend to so many.She was civic minded and served in uncountable positions. Particularly notable was her work with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Girl State program in Utah and in recent years was a leader in the formation and growth of the Senior Citizens Center in Draper. She will receive her due reward for her tireless service, not only to her family and friends but to her country, her community, and to her church in which she fulfilled many callings, served on a mission, and worked in the Jordan River Temple.
She loved life and wanted to and did see and learn about the peoples and places of the world through her travels in recent years.
Survived by her husband, Albert; sons, Elray (Janet), Sandy, Utah; Shelby (Lynne), Teaneck, NJ; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her "baby brother", Newel Howlett, Las Vegas; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn, her brothers, Herbert, Jasper, Golden, Jack, Gus, Ray, Harold, sisters, Ruby Howlett and Bertha Garfield.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23, 1998 at 11 a.m., at the Draper Stake Center, 13400 S. 1300 E. Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St. and Monday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment at the Draper Cemetery.
The family wishes to give sincere thanks to Mom's medical staff for their professional services, particularly to the Hospice Team whose compassionate and expert care helped Mom and us through this difficult time.
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