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.)

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