John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

The following is just a closing thought, a poem which was written on the funeral program.

A LITTLE STEP AWAY

To close the eye, to fall asleep,
To draw a labored breath,
To find release from daily cares
In what we know as death….

In this crowning of a life,
The aim or end thereof?
The totaled sum of consciousness,
The ripened fruit of love?

It cannot be, for works of God
Are wrought for nobler ends,
An those away continue on
in the hearts of kin and friends.

It cannot be, for they live on
A little step away
The soul, the everlasting
Has found a better day….

-O. J. Hanson

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How Are You Related To Me?

Brother: Aaron Marc Lunt – 6
Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Sister-in-Law: Hali Ann Fifield – 106
Hali Ann 106 = Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Nephew: Calvin Marc Lunt – 107
Calvin Marc 107 + Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Nephew: Mason Dennis Lunt – 108
Mason Dennis 108 + Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Niece: Bailey Ann Lunt – 109
Bailey Ann 109 + Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Niece: Grace Lillian Lunt – 110
Grace Lillian 110 + Aaron Marc 6 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1709

Ruth Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

1870

Rose Ella Carter was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Hezekiah Carter and Elizabeth Morris

1879

Ann Amos died at the age of 81 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United States

1880

Rebecca and Hope Potter was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1901

Nicholas Paul died in Millard County, Utah, United States

1919

William McSwain and Aleta Pearl Lunt were married in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

1933

Anna Sperry completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Logan Utah Temple, which is located at 175 North 300 East in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

1939

Dinah, Nathan, Tamar, Abigail, Aaron and Enoch Sperry were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Aaron Sperry and Abigail Bishop

1948

Eugene Bryant Judkins died in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

1950

Harriet Wood was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, James Wood and Ann Amos. She was also sealed for time and eternity to her husband, Edward Lunt, at the same time

1951

Anna Hannah Blakeslee was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Blakeslee (Blake) and Grace Ventrus, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Logan Utah Temple, which is located at 175 North 300 East in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

Robert Hugh Park died in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States

1955

Henriett Grace completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Two very beautiful poems were also read at her funeral and we would like to print them here.

THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.

by A. L. Frink

The next poem was read by Brother L. W. Nalder

“She always learned to watch for us,
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate!

“And tho’ we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe
Because she waited there!

“Her thoughts were all so full of us–
She never could forget;
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.

“Waiting ‘till we come home to her,
Anxious if we are late —
Waiting from Heaven’s window,
Leaning from Heaven’s gate!

How Are You Related To Me?

Brother-in-Law: Alexander Corbett – 103
Alexander 103 = Kristi Lynn 5 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Sister: Kristi Lynn Lunt – 5
Kristi Lynn 5 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Niece: Lillian Elizabeth Morgan Corbett – 104
Lillian Elizabeth Morgan 104 + Alexander 103 = Kristi Lynn 5 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Nephew: Iain Alexander Malcolm Ash Corbett – 105
Iain Alexander Malcolm Ash 105 + Alexander 103 = Kristi Lynn 5 + Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1755

Abigail Jones was born in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States to Ebenezer Jones and Abigail Day. She was the 7th of 12 children, and then 5th of 9 daughters, born to the couple

1816

John Phipps Brand was christened

1881

Hezekiah Smith died in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States

1921

Mary Alen completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1934

James Bennett was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1968

Michael D. Jones, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

The following is the obituary which was read at her (Mary Ann Jones Rowley) funeral by her granddaughter, LaJoann Nicolson.

“My grandmother, Mary Ann Jones Rowley was born February 16, 1884 in Brighton, Utah to George Crump Jones and Elizabeth Ann Barnes. She moved with her family to Shelley, Idaho at the age of two.

At the age of eleven, her mother passed away and she went to live with the Jane Paul Rowley family. When she was nineteen she married Royal James Rowley, youngest son of Jane Paul Rowley, on December 13, 1903 at Blackfoot, Idaho.

They made their home in Idaho Falls and then Shelley, Idaho. She was loved and repeated by everyone who knew her.

She often went out sitting all night with the sick, with never a thought of refusing when her help was needed. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For a number of years she served as an active Relief Society teacher, in both the First and Second Wards in Shelley.

She dearly loved flowers and won several prizes for beautiful flowers.

She has been in ill health for several years, with sugar diabetes and heart trouble.

Her sister stayed with her and Royal for several years and then she was taken to the children’s home.

Six weeks ago, while visiting her daughter, Edna at Burley, Idaho she had her first attack (diabetic attack) which resulted in a coma.

Since then, she has been in and out of the LDS Hospital at Idaho Falls until the time of her death, March 27, 1959.  She failed to recognize anyone the last four days, after her last stroke she was paralyzed.

(The conclusion of this obituary is a repeat of the newspaper article, vis; listing her sons and daughters, etc.)