John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


John Rowley, the only child of James Rowley and Martha Day, died 22 October 1955, at Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah. His wife, Frances Smith, and two children, Joseph Lawrence and Merva Rowley Berger, preceded him in death.

Those who survive are: John Van Rowley, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Melvin, Ray, and Freeman Rowley of Fillmore, Utah; and Frances Rowley Tarke, of Lansing, Michigan. John Van married Itha Stevens of Holden, Utah on 4 September 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four children, two boys and two girls. One son, Van Merrill married Mary Carrole Garff on 19 December 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they live in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is attending the U of U, and the two girls, Kay Frances and Sharon are attending B.Y.U. The Youngest son, Ralph Stevens, eighteen, is a senior at South High School. They are all active in the church.

Melvin Rowley married Noma Hansen 4 January 1934, and they have six children. Two are married, La Non Rowley married Wm. Edward Fowles. They have two children, Allan Ray and Teresa Fowles, and they live in Ockley, Idaho.

Fred Rowley married Kay Still and they have one child, Marvin Duane, and live at Ely, Nevada.

Illa Mae is working in Salt Lake City at present. Larry, Randy, and Pamela live with their parents in Fillmore. 

Ray Rowley married Gwendolyn Briggs from Ephraim, 24 June 1948, and they have two boys, Daniel Ray and David Lee and live in Fillmore.

Freeman married Barbara Hopkins of Delta, Utah, on 14 February 1942. They have four boys, Rex, Mark, Duane, and Robert and they live in Fillmore, Utah.

Frances married John Stanley Tarke of Lansing, Michigan, 7 August 1973. They have no children.

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