PRICE - Charles Lowell Pitts, 93, died Dec. 18, 2013.
He was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Myton to Charles Lenard and Doris Westbrook Pitts. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a lifelong resident of Price and a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was presented with an award for inventing an important piece of mining equipment that was used in the shop. He retired from U.S. Steel as a shop foreman.
Lowell was a man of many talents including several years ago owning a gas station with his brother-in-law Daniel "Willie" Verde. He was an auto mechanic, painter and organic gardener. For the majority of his life he was active in the community and Notre Dame School and church.
He was married to the love of his life Edith Barbara Verde Pitts and they recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his loving wife Edith Pitts and his daughters Suzanne Takowsky and Cynthia Wagner; his grandchildren Mandara, Nataliya, Stephen and Niko Takowsky; Maggie, Peter, Brad and Anna Wagner and his great-granddaughters Edith and Gloria Takowsky; sister, Lenna (Nick) Davis; other family survivors include, Rose Ella Felice, Delores Slavensky and family, Judy Giordano-Olson, Eileen Rice and family, Eve Mary and Dan Verde and family, Kristina Schade, Shauna O'Brien and family, Ginny Adams and family, Lois Giordano and family.
He was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Merle and Douglas Pitts; sisters, Mae Pitts and June Houston.
"Daddy, We'll Love You Forever".
Funeral services will be held at Mitchell Funeral home on Saturday Dec. 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Saturday morning one hour prior to services. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Lowell at www.mitchellfunernalhome.net.
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