E. Lowell Scrivner (1926-2012)


E. Lowell Scrivner died Dec. 22, 2012 surrounded by family in Phoenix after a stroke.

He was born Jan. 9, 1926 at home in Douglas County, Mo. 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 outdoors. Mr. Scrivner 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.

Mr. Scrivner and his wife came to Payson about 18 months ago to be closer to family. He could often be found walking the dog around the lake at Green Valley Park.

He was a member of NARFE, NRA, AARP, DAV and American Legion.

Mr. Scrivner is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna Wynona Scrivner of Arizona; sister, Alice Schmachtenberger of Missouri; daughters, Karen Bailey of Arizona and Karla Himlin of Pennsylvania; and sons, Gary Scrivner and Guy Scrivner, both of Arizona.

Also surviving Mr. Scrivner are grandchildren, Matthew Scrivner, Beth Ann Turner and Leah Froening, all of Arizona; Hailey Himlin, Heather Himlin and Tommy Himlin, all of Pennsylvania; Sara Scrivner and Cole Scrivner of New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Alekz Scrivner, Layla Turner, Kylee Turner and Claire Turner.

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.

Burial was Jan. 3, 2013 at the V.A. National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.


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