John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Chester Lyman

The following is a letter I received from Elder Steven Rowley, son of Ralph and Beth Rowley of Duchesne. Steven is serving in the Californian Mission.

Dear Bro. Lyman,

I received your letter and sure glad to hear from someone at home. It ??????????????? I am enjoying the work very much! It is really an opportunity to meet so many people, and find out what they believe. I work in an area that covers La Puente and South El Monte, California. There is probably close to 75 thousand people in the area, so we have a lot of work to do yet.

Boy, I’ll say I’m going to miss the hunt this year, it will be the first time since I was big enough to follow Dad around.

I hear they are building a new Post Office. It is about time. They started building the town up.

I am working with an Elder Dennis Guner from Ogden. He has been out 13 months. Well, I hope everything is going fine for you that you are both well and happy. And if you ever get down this way, drop by, we’re not too far from San Bernardino here. Tell everyone hello for me and give them my love.

Steven Rowley

(We encourage you to send us more letters from your missionaries)

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lyman returned home September 11, 1959 after a trip which took them to Escalante and the dedication of the new plaque commemorating the crossing of the Colorado River at the Hole in the Rock, by the early pioneers. The old marker will be covered by 200 feet of water after the dam at Glen Canyon is completed. About 100 members of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, of which Mr. Lyman is a member, attended the dedication at the Hole in the Rock on the Colorado River.

After leaving Escalante, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman, who were accompanied by their granddaughter, Claudia Bunker, visited Bryce and Zions Canyons and Zions National Park. They continued on to San Bernardino, California, where they visited at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Reed Timothy, and where they left their granddaughter to enter school. On the return journey they went to Winslow, Arizona, where Mr. Lyman’s nephew, Ira D. Lyman, resides. The touring couple continued on to New Mexico where they visited their daughter, Jeannine, at Farmington. Leaving there they continued by way of Durango, Ouray and Montros to Gunnison, Colorado. Here they were guests of Mr. Lyman’s sister, Mrs. Owen O’Fallon.

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