Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Lynda Lowder



Owyhee Avalanche

October 8, 2008

            Edwin P. Lowder

            Edwin P. Lowder (Ted), 97, of Homedale passed away September 30, 2008 at home of natural causes. Viewing was at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 PM, and 12:30-1:30 PM on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Homedale. Funeral Services were held on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at 1:30PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Homedale. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell.

            He was born October 19, 1910 in Francis, Utah, the 10th of 12 children born to Benjamin Franklin and Clara Pace Lowder. When he was 5 years old, the family moved to Declo, ID. He married Beulah Mae Vibbert on November 10, 1934 in Rupert, Idaho. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Beulah passed away in November 1960. Ted married LaVern Littlefield Sly on July 15, 1965 in the Manti Temple.

            He is survived by his wife, LaVern Lowder of Homedale, ID, four daughters: Dixie Smith of Draper, UT, Lynda & Dick Freund of Murphy, ID, Jeanne & Dave Nelson of Kemmerer, Wyoming, Ruthann & Kevin Ensley of Homedale, ID, one son, Ed & Christy Lowder of Marsing, ID, five stepdaughters: Beth & Neil Miller, Betty & Lloyd Gurney, Pat & Don Parry, Jackie & Delwyn Ethington and Bonnie & Mike Taylor, 23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Edwin Lowder and one son-in-law, Lowell R. Smith.

            As a young man Ted worked in the mines in Park City, UT and then Geneva Steel in Orem, UT. In 1952 he bought a farm west of Homedale where he farmed and milked cows until he retired. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served as a Temple Worker at the Boise Temple for 12 years. He loved to go camping and fishing with his family and friends.


Owyhee Chronicle

November 17, 1960

            Lowder Services Conducted at LDS Church

            Services for Mrs. Beulah V. Lowder, 43, of Homedale, route 1, who died Saturday in a Caldwell hospital, were conducted at the Homedale LDS church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Bishop Howard Bergeson officiated. Interment was at Hillcrest under direction of the Peckham-Dakan-Davis chapel.

            Mrs. Lowder was born September 13, 1917, in Darlington, Ind., and moved with her parents to Rupert in 1927. She completed school at Rupert and was married there November 10, 1934, to Edwin P. Lowder. They moved to Park City, Utah in 1936 and lived in Orem, Utah, and at Wilder before moving to Homedale in 1950.

            She was a member of the LDS church.

            Surviving in addition to Mr. Lowder are two sons, Larry Edwin of Sunnymead Calif., and Eddie L. Louder of Homedale; three daughters, Dixie P. Louder of Salt Lake City and Linda L. and Jeanne K Louder, both at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vibbert of Rupert; two brothers, Orville Vibbert of Lehi, Utah, and Raymond Vibbert of Rupert, and five sisters, Mrs. Gordon Baigrie of Wilder, Mrs. Floyd Stewart of Caldwell, Mrs. Stanley Franks of Pendleton, Ore., Mrs. Cleve Dean of Paul and Mrs. Joe Wilferth of Rupert.