Loweader “Lou” Adline Kemp Ashby Perry

Loweader “Lou” Adline Kemp Ashby Perry, age 88, graduated from this earthly life on April 5, 2021, at home. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Morningside 4th Ward, St. George, Utah, and was called to be the Relief Society President for the Houston Broadway Ward and the Relief Society President for the Houston Texas East Stake. Lou graciously served both positions twice. She was also a dedicated Houston Temple worker for several years.

Loweader was born in Pearcy, AR to Robert Newton Kemp and Adline Jane Ballard on February 28, 1933, and was the youngest of 5 children.

She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1951, attended Ouachita Baptist University, and in the late 1980’s continued her education at San Jacinto College.

Her lifetime work included a Comptroller for several industries, owner/operator of a grocery store in Shepherd, Texas. Lou was an avid reader with a wide span of interest. She loved to travel and has visited England, Ireland, Scotland, France, China, and Japan. As an advocate to serve others, Lou was active in helping those in need with food, shelter, clothing, and jobs. She also enjoyed assisting the missionaries. Loweader loved our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and our great country.

Lou married James Curtis Ashby Jr, on February 6, 1953, and they were blessed with 2 children, Jane and James.

On August 7, 1970, she married Robert John Perry in Houston, Texas, and added two cherished children to the family, Mary Ann and Bobby Perry.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband Robert John Perry, father Robert Newton Kemp, mother Adline Jane Ballard Kemp, brothers Glinard Woodrow Kemp, James Franklin Junior Kemp, Robert Vastel Kemp, sister Armenter Ruth Kemp, granddaughter Gail Ann Thiel, and great-grandson Shane Allan Lazarus.

Survivors include niece Glena Lee Jones (Albany, New York), daughter Mary Ann Boyd (Wray) of Hallsville, Texas, Jane Rachel Thiel (Alphonse) of South Houston, Texas, James Curtis Ashby III (Terrie) of St. George, Utah, and Robert James Perry of Conroe, Texas.

She is also survived by grandchildren Dena Lee Stockman, James Curtis Ashby IV, Michael Thiel (Lori), Theresa Lazarus, Michael Coffee (Carla), Chris Coffee (Brook Beardsley), Justin Camp (Julie), Julie Leyden (TJ), Stephen Boyce (Kira), Jason Perry, Justin Perry (Rachel); 25 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 AM MT. Funeral Services begin at 10:00 AM MT at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St. George, Utah. at the Mortuary. Interment is at the Tonaquint Cemetery after the service.

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral service online. Please click on the link http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/51694

Pallbearers will be Jim Ashby, Curt Ashby, Justin Camp, Stephen Boyce, Bailey Jones, Gavyn Leyden, Joshua Camp, and Travis Graff.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Alphonse Thiel, TJ Leyden, Justin Camp, Dennis Stockman, and Alii Alo.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Food Bank in memory of Loweader Adline Perry.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah. (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Lou’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com




9:00 – 10:00 am


10:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


11:00 am
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770

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9 Responses

  1. Lou was a beautiful soul. Always caring. A wonderful grandmother and mom! She is loved by so many. She will be dearly missed. May God give the family and loved ones peace and comfort. So terribly sorry for your loss.
    Paul and Sharon Voetberg

  2. Lou , I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile. You were so inclusive and made those around you right at home.
    Your kindness and willingness to help whenever needed will be remembered for a long while . Your soft southern accent was pleasing to the ear and you were a hoot to listen to. May we meet again in heaven and continue our friendship.

  3. Sweet Lou, We will miss you sorely darling lady. We will miss your beautiful smile, bright eyes and words ever so sweet that you always spoke from your heart. We are so blessed to have been your friend and sister. I know we will meet you again. LOVE U

  4. Mom was a great lady! She was happy, loving, positive and a joy to spend time with. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who always looked out for her family. She was the best mother-in-law anyone could ever hope for. Marilyn and I still talk about the last time we had lunch with her when she visited Houston. She will be missed!
    Dennis & Marilyn

  5. Jim and Terrie,
    The memorial service for Aunt Loweader was beautiful. The music and testimonials from family and friends told everyone how loving and fun your mother was in all her life here. I remember the many visits we had in Hot Springs and the last visit we had in St. George with y’all and the wonderful time we had being together and sightseeing. Aunt Loweader will surely be missed, but our memories will last forever.
    Love y’all,
    Steve & Teresa Kemp

  6. Lou was such a lovely, caring soul. Her friendly smile and charismatic personality made everyone feel loved and appreciated. I was so blessed to have had her influence in my life. Heaven has been blessed.

  7. Sister Perry, you were one of my anchors in the church since I joined. I admired your leadership by your spirit of example, and your knowledge and strength in the scriptures and their teachings. Knowing you strengthened my testimony of service and compassion .
    I can still recall your laugh even though I haven’t seen you in quite a while.
    I miss you and hope to see you again.
    Till We Meet Again, save me a seat.

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