E. Lowell Scrivner, 86
E. Lowell Scrivner passed Dec. 22, 2012 surrounded by family in Phoenix, Ariz., after a stroke. He was preceded in death by his older brothers Glenn Scrivner, of California, and Orval Scrivner, of Missouri, and an infant son, Dale Nathan Scrivner.
He is survived by Anna Wynona Scrivner, his wife of 64 years; his sister, Alice Schmachtenberger, of Missouri; daughters Karen Bailey, Arizona, and Karla Himlin, Pennsylvania, and sons Gary Scrivner and Guy Scrivner, both of Arizona.
Lowell was born at home in Douglas County, Mo., on Jan. 9, 1926 to James and Jessie Scrivner. He started school at 4 in a one room schoolhouse, and eventually graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver (Colo.). He belonged to scholastic fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma.
From March 1944 to November 1946 he was a stenographer in the Army Air Corps. He attended aerial gunnery school and served overseas in France and Germany.
He was married Dec. 10, 1948 to Anna Wynona Garrison and together they had five children. He retired August 1974 from the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center in Denver, Colo., as chief of Air Force Civilian Pay Systems. Although he worked in an office, he loved the out doors. Lowell enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and golf. He had a strong work ethic and sense of justice which he tried to pass on to his children. He will be greatly missed.
Grandchildren include Matthew Scrivner, Beth Ann Turner, Leah Froening, Hailey Himlin, Heather Himlin, Tommy Himlin, Sara Scrivner, and Cole Scrivner.
Great-grandchildren Alekz Scrivner, Layla Turner, Kylee Turner, and Claire Turner.
He was a member of NARFE, NRA, VFW, AARP, DAV, and American Legion.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, at the VA Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.