Our dear loving mother, Laura Afton Lowe McArthur, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and special friend, passed from this mortal life on October 27, 2007 to join her soul mate and family members in a joyous reunion. Five generations of her family surrounded her at her bedside to comfort her and express their love for her.Mom was born September 23, 1925, in Salt Lake City to John and Matilda Lowe. She attended Blaine Elementary and Granite High School. She married Ray McArthur, her life-long love and partner, on April 9, 1942 in Elko, Nevada.
Mom loved her family and made our home a welcome place for anyone who wished to come in, offering food, drink and friendship. Mom loved hockey, especially youth hockey. She went to all of her son's and grandsons' games faithfully. She was a season pass holder for the Golden Eagle Hockey team for all the years they were in Salt Lake.
Mom set aside time to spend special, one-on-one time, with all of her grandchildren, giving each of them very special memories of fun and her special love.
Her health declined the last three years, and she was unable to be as active as she had done for so many years. She was a loyal friend to many. One of her special qualities was being a very good listener, she would listen to anyone who had troubles or turmoil in their lives, helping so many to cope with their fears and troubles. She rarely complained to anyone. Her ability to listen intensely, with such genuine interest, was the reason she was so wise to life.
Mom worked for IHC Home Health Care, starting in her sixty's and worked many years for them. She developed a special friendship with the Mackies. She lovingly cared for Mrs. Mackie, who was afflicted with MS. Mom was always offering her help to anyone or any cause. She gave to others far more than she took for herself. She was active in the Primary and the church library at the Riverside Ward.
Mom is survived by her children, Gene McArthur of Lansing, MI, Karen (Charlie) Pola of Taylorsville, Laura Kendall of West Jordan, Dean McArthur of Salt Lake and Jill (Robert) Hubertz of West Jordan; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grand
children and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alta Morrow and Beth Lowe and special friend, Lou Cooke.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; daughter, Peggy Deal McArthur; sons, Terry and Randy McArthur; grandson, Jeff Pola; great-grandsons, Tyson and Bryton Pola; brothers, Victor and Clarence Lowe; sisters, Alice Platt, Mary Cowlishaw, Hazel Nemeth, and Norma Nielsen.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2nd, 2 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to services. Interment, Redwood Memorial Cemetery.
We will all miss you, our sweet, kind, loving mother. We will look forward to and rejoice when we meet in our eternal lives.
"Our mortal life is just a moment as compared to our eternal life, so mom we will see you in a moment." We love you so dearly.
A special thanks to the Highland Care Facility for their gracious and loving help to mom and all of the family.