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Sylvia Ann (Lowe) Farris

November 7, 1937 — March 19, 2024

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Sylvia Ann Lowe Farris sparked joy in many lives with her mesmerizing talent in music and service. It is with loving hearts that her family announces her reunion with her husband, Robert Lee Farris, Sr., and son, Donel Farris, on March 19, 2024 at the age of 86.


Sylvia's legacy encompasses a remarkable strength in the face of hardship, unwavering dedication to faith and family, and a determination to spread joy and love throughout her life.


Born on November 7, 1937 in Bridgeport, CT to Paul Ellis Lowe and Carma Sylvia Cordon, Sylvia was the eldest of 8 siblings. Sylvia met the love of her life while sitting in the back rows of a chapel during sacrament. On August 9, 1957 she was sealed to Robert Lee Farris, Sr. in the Salt Lake City temple.


Together they started a family of 8 children: Robert Lee, Jr. (Robin), Donel Lynn, Paul Newell (Mary), Rebecca (James), Ruth (Mark), Todd Nelson (Margaret), Jonathan Cordon, Sr. (Michelle), and Sean Michael, Sr. (Janna). She is survived by 7 siblings, 7 children, 32 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Farris, Sr., and son, Donel Farris.


Throughout her lifetime, Sylvia embraced a multitude of roles, serving as an administrative assistant, piano teacher, temple ordinance worker, ward organist, and temple organist. However, her greatest source of pride came from her cherished roles as a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She embodied qualities of unconditional love, resilience, and generosity that extended beyond her immediate family. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she served in many callings, including two full-time missions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Sylvia found joy in playing the piano, water aerobics, chatting on the phone, family history, and temple work. Her passion for service led her to volunteer at Hearthstone Manor, where she brightened the lives of those she visited and served. As a piano teacher, she instilled a love of music in countless students over the years. Many will forever treasure memories of her ferocious card-playing skills and the joyous gatherings of singing and laughing around the piano.

Sylvia looked forward to her joyful reunion with her husband and son. Though she will be deeply missed, her legacy of fortitude and unwavering love will endure for many years to come. A special gratitude is extended to those at Sun Tree Home Health and other special caretakers that befriended Sylvia.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25, 2024 with the viewing starting at 9:30 am, followed by the funeral at 11:00 am located at 1460 E. 900 S. Springville, UT. In honor of Sylvia’s memory, the family kindly requests donations to the Utah Food Bank in lieu of flowers.


For those unable to attend the services they will be streamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024 via Facebook Live at the following link: https://fb.watch/r1qLOODHdt/​​​

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