John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Reporter David S. Rowley Jr. and wife, Selma; Helper, Utah

Excerpt from the letter containing this family news,

“I know I’m late with this news, but hope the old proverb of ‘better late than never’ will prevail. The most trouble I have is getting family members to co-operate by sending me their news items. Some of these items have come to me in a very roundabout way and I hope that I don’t have facts wrong. FOR THIS REASON I DO WISH FAMILY MEMBERS WOULD KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME.” So remember if this report isn’t exactly correct in every detail it’s the fault of those who failed to report their news items.

Mrs. Elaine Rowley Webb of Ohio spent the holidays at the home of her mother, Mrs. Irvin F. Rowley, of Bell Gardens, California.

Lt. Don Rowley, his wife, Carrie and baby daughter, Kim, left Feb. 5th for Japan. Lt. Rowley and his family will spend two and a half years there. Lt. Rowley is a jet pilot in the Air Corps. Their little gal, Kim, had her first birthday, February 3rd. The family has resided at San Bernardino, California. They spent Christmas with Lt. Rowley’s mother, Mrs. F. I. Rowley of Bell Gardens.

Mr. & Mrs. Jack J. Rowley have moved from Price to Victorville, California. Jack received his honorable discharge from the Navy Air Corps at Imperial Beach, ???? Field, California, on October 13, 1957 and since that date has resided with his wife, Barbara, in Price. Jack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Rowley of Spring Glen, Utah.

We received word that Mrs. Edith Rowley Morgan of Santa Monica, California has been in a Los Angeles hospital, but has now returned to her home where her health is improving. Edith is the daughter of the late Silas and Lucretia Anderson Rowley. Get well Quickly, Edith.

On December 28th, Gordon Peterson and Miss Margaret Ruth Lewis were wed in an impressive ceremony performed by the Rigley Branch President, George Leavitt. The bride is the daughter of Joe E. and Lois Burnum Lewis. Mr. Peterson is the son of Alfred D. and Irene Jones Peterson. This was the first marriage performed in the new Rigley Branch chapel. It was a lovely formal wedding followed by a big reception. The young couple are making their home in Selma, California.

Mrs. Sarah N. Rowley visited Vallejo, California from Thanksgiving until the first of the year. She divided her time visiting with her son, Silas Asael and family and her daughter, Jeanne Rowley O’Neal. Mrs. Rowley’s daughter Madge Hansen of Price went to California and accompanied her home. One week after her arrival home Mrs. Rowley was taken to the Price hospital where she received treatment for a week before undergoing surgery for a gall bladder removal. We are happy to report that she is now at home and recovering very satisfactorily. Her children from out of town who came to visit her at the hospital were: Mr. Lenna Bushnell of Meadow, Utah; Mrs. Delia Anderson of La Salle, Utah; and Silas Asael of Vallejo, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Alfred Peterson of Kingsburg, California welcomed their first child, Samuel David, January 10th. The new son weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces. He is the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Peterson. The other set of Grandparents live in Ireland.

We are sorry to have to report that during the holidays Mrs. Ethel Rowley of Provo suffered a heart attack. She spent some time in the L.D.S. Utah Valley Hospital where she recovered enough to go to a convalescent home for more rest. Our best “get well” wishes are sent to her.

Mrs. Mary Ann Rowley Jones of Salt Lake City spent two months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Luella Downard of Price. She left recently with her son, Arthur to visit at his home in Cedar City.

Mrs. LaRue Rowley Donaldson fell on Jan. 27 and broke her leg. She had been off work for two weeks but is back to teaching no, although her leg is still in a cast.


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