History: David William Rowley

I (David William Rowley) was still in construction work but with the fall my job ran out. Dwain’s (Dwain Eugene Judkins) father (Leonard Newell Judkins) offered me a job working for him in Orem, Utah. Sometimes Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and the boys (Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) came down on weekends and sometimes I […]

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With the beginning of a new year, 1957, came the news that Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had given birth to another baby girl who was born 30 December 1956. They named her Lillian Lorraine after her two grandmothers (Lillian Alcorn and Coral Lorraine Bolton). Lillian went back to Virginia to be with her after the […]

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In February of 1956 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came to see us and told us they were prepared to go to the temple and be sealed for time and all eternity. Don had joined the church shortly after they were married and I (David William Rowley) baptized him. While they […]

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In the fall of 1954 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came back from Germany. She was expecting another baby soon, so she and the two girls stayed with us while Don went on to his duty station. On 7 November 1954, she gave birth to a baby boy, they were very […]

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We really enjoyed the spirit the missionaries brought with them when they would come to dinner. Many times I (David William Rowley) was able to spend time with them in discussing gospel principles. Our daughter, Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley), became interested in Elder Judkins (Dwain Eugene Judkins) because of his excellent example and we could […]

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Oh yes, we had another grandchildren, Donna Diane (Donna Diane Smith), born to Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) on 27 September 1950. She was a cute little trick and she has always seemed to love her grandpa. We hadn’t been in Eureka long when they sent David’s (David Alcorn Rowley) body […]

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David (David Alcorn Rowley) was sent to Japan in 1949. He seemed to like it pretty well. He wrote nice letters home and sent pictures. Then he was sent to Korea in June of 1950 when the “Police Action” began there. On 16 July 1950 we received word that he was missing in action. This […]

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