4Lowell Sherratt, Jr. 88, passed away on August 27, 2018 at McKay Dee Hospital, Ogden, Utah. He was born November 23, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, to Elva Genevieve Lamb and Lowell Heyborne Sherratt.
He graduated from high school and attended college in Cedar City, Utah. He was a gifted athlete and student and excelled in academics and many sports, but the love of baseball won his heart. While living in Cedar he met and married his high school sweetheart, Colleen Rae Cowan; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. In Cedar he was part owner of Food Town Grocery Store, served on the City Council, was involved in many city sponsored activities and events and later served on the Board of Trustees for the local college.
He served in the National Guard during the Korean War where he was awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement. In 1965 he moved with his family to Brigham City, Utah where he and Colleen have resided for the past 53 years. He loved learning, traveling, going for rides, a good joke, and had a tender spot for Honeyville Grain and all those who were part of the Honeyville Grain family. Lowell loved people of all walks and stations of life and took great care to make their lives a part of his and their family his own. He was a faithful and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he had the opportunity to serve in various church callings among which were home teacher, Bishop, Stake President, Regional Representative and a sealer in both the Ogden and Brigham City temples where he had the privilege to marry and seal most of his grandchildren. Because of his great devotion and love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and his strong and valiant testimony, he and Colleen had the honor of serving in the Boston Massachusetts Mission.
He was owner and CEO of Honeyville Grain, a family business started by his father, where through his vision and perseverance was able to take the company from a meager beginning to international growth. However, above all, his greatest love was his wife, three daughters and grandchildren where his example and legacy will live on in the hearts of each one.
Survived by his wife of 69 years Colleen; his daughters: Sherri (Bruce) Merrell, Deborah (Trevor) Christensen, and Kathleen (Ed) Hemphill; 16 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren and a sister, Beverly (Rex) Erickson. Preceded in death by his parents, infant son Stephen Daryl and brother Gerald R. Sherratt.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City Stake Center, 650 Anderson Drive, Brigham City. Viewings will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East., Brigham City, and on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded.
Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.