James Call Low

Aug. 13, 1924 – Jan. 10, 2013

James Call Low died on Jan. 10, 2013, of natural causes. He was the son of Osborne Low Jr. and Mary Vashti Call.

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James Call Low

He was born on Aug. 13, 1924, in Afton. He graduated with honors from Cheyenne High School in 1942. Following his graduation, he honorably served in the army for three years, which included over a year in the European Theatre in Germany and Czechoslovakia. After returning home from military service, he graduated from the University of Wyoming, majoring in zoology with minors in both mathematics and chemistry, after which he entered the Stanford University School of Medicine. While attending Stanford, he married his sweetheart, Betty Colleen Gorbutt, on June 13, 1952, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He graduated from Stanford in 1953 after successfully completing a yearlong internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital in Ventura, California.

His specialty was family practice. He successfully established a family practice in Mariposa, Calif. He later moved his practice to Fullerton, Calif., then to Preston, Idaho, and finally to Cheyenne, where he was head of the Residency Program through the University of Wyoming, finishing his career working for FHP in Ogden, Utah.  He was well loved by those in his care.

Throughout his life he enjoyed serving in a variety of callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This included a mission in the Family History Mission in Salt Lake City as the mission “Doc.”

He is survived by his wife; four children, Cydney Cox, Jeff, Scott (Leah) and Stacey (Aaron) Workman and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bruce, Ward and Richard and his son-in-law Lamoine Cox.

A viewing was held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake City. A viewing followed by a memorial service was held at Haskell Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan.16, followed by the interment in the Lovell Cemetery.

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