John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

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Michele Wareham, 5-week-old daughter of Franklin D. and Gayle Rowley Wareham, (birth reported in family news for John Thompson and Mary Jane Smith family) died Tuesday April 23, 1957 at 2:00 a.m. of a congenital heart condition. Born March 16, 1957 in Salt Lake City. Survivors: Parents, Grandparents, V. A. Wareham, Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. David Rowley, Spring Glen, Carbon County. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 27, 1957 at 3:00 p.m. in Orangeville, Emery County, Cemetery. We extend our sincerest condolences to the grief stricken family and for them would like to dedicate the following poem.

To All Parents:

“I’ll lend you for a little time, a child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while she lives, and mourn for when she’s dead.
“It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three.
“But will you, till I call her back, take care of her for me?
“She’ll bring her charms to gladden you and should her stay be brief.
“You’ll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

“I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return.
“But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
“I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teacher’s true,
“And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you.
“Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain,
“Nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again?”

“I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
“For all the joy thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
“We’ll shelter her with tenderness, we’ll love her while we may,
“And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay.
“But should the Angels call for her much sooner than we’ve planned,
“We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

 

*May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

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