John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Mrs. Emily Rowley, 80, died early Saturday in a Salt Lake Convalescent home of a blood clot. She had undergone surgery a few weeks earlier.

Born August 27, 1879 in Hatton, Millard County, she was a daughter of George B. and Mary Ann Chesley. She attended Proctor Academy and the B.Y.U., both in Provo. Emily was married to George Rowley, January 1, 1900, in Fillmore. He died January 28, 1958.

Survivors are two sons, five daughters: Mrs. Al (Rayma) Cline and Mrs. Douglas (Teen) Murphy, bot of Cedar City; Mrs. Henry (Jack) Brunson, James, both of Fillmore; Bil. Ogden; Mrs. Phyl (Fawn) Poulson, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Swallow, Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother, James F. Chesley, Santa Barbara, California; Sister, Mrs. A.E. (Fay) Smith, Salt Lake.

Funeral services were conducted in Fillmore First Ward, Tuesday, April 5, 1960 by Linden Robinson, member of the bishopric. Prayer at the mortuary was offered by Rollo Brunson. Prelude and postlude music was placed by Maxine Rowley.

Vernon Peterson sang, “That Wonderful Mother of Mine.” accompanied by LaPreal Swallow.

President Roy D. Olphin offered the invocation.

First speaker was W.A. Paxton.

Clive Hartman, accompanied by Beth Leigh, both of Cedar City, sang a solo.

Bishop LaVoy Kimball was the second speaker.

Floyd and Clem Utley sang “I’ve Done My Work”, after which Pres. Ashby Robinson pronounced the benediction.

The grave was dedicated by Vivian Wade.

Pallbearers were Douglas Murphy Jr., Dick Rowley, Rollo Brunson, Bobby Swallow, Ralph Rowley and Wayne Poulson, all grandsons of the deceased.

Grandma, mother, Aunt Emma or Mrs. Rowley as she was affectionately know by many people, was a lovable person whose interests centered around her home and family. Other interests included the D.U.P. Camp, of which she was president for one year; writing poetry. She was a lover of flowers and spent much time in her yard during the summer months. Her children and grandchildren loved to come back to her home in Fillmore where a warm welcome always awaited them. After the death of her husband she visited around with her children until she was hospitalized after an accident. During the weeks she was confined her family was most attentive. They came often to cheer her and kept her room gay and colorful with flowers and other decorations.

It was fitting that this devoted wife and mother could slip away peacefully a short time after awakening in the morning.

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