History: David William Rowley

Our dear sweet Verda (Verda May Rowley) was laid to rest on the 12th of June 1978 in Spanish Fork, Utah. The service was very good and everything went well. Verda and I had always been special to each other and I miss her so much. I console myself that at my age, it won’t […]

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1978 — We had been having quite mild weather in Mountain Home and we were busy and happy. We heard from Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) that they were going to be in Utah in the first part of March. They had adopted a son, Richard K., the summer of 1977. Of course we wanted to […]

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In March we went on a sad journey to Utah because Erma Rowley (Erma Thornton), my brother’s (Hugh Francis Rowley) wife, died 24 March 1977 in Richfield. There were a lot of relatives there and it was good to see them again. The service was very nice and we stayed for a while to visit […]

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We went to Richfield with Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) and Verda (Verda May Rowley) and Walter (Walter Ilith Rowley) and Lois (Lois Evelyn Chapman) and saw Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) in the little house they had bought there. We could see that Opal (Opal Maxine Rowley)  was so glad to have […]

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In the early part of August we went on a three day trip to Idaho Falls to attend the temple. We went with some friends from New Plymouth. We stayed in a cheap hotel to save money and we hadn’t been sleeping well. I always took Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) to the prayer circle in […]

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We had to wait in Sue Saint Marie for quite a while before we could take the bus back to the United States. They had some interesting ship locks there. We also noticed that everyone was smoking, even the children and the grandmothers. This smoking business in the bus depots and buses was the worst […]

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Before we came home we went over to Eureka to see Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) and Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and their wives (Sarah Marie Alderson and Lois Evelyn Chapman – respectively). We were treated royally there and really enjoyed our visit with them. It was almost the middle of December when we started home […]

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Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) had been wanting us to come to Montana to see them so we decided to go up for Christmas. Since Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) had enjoyed riding on the train in the past we decided to go that way. I (David William Rowley) had been working really hard and we were […]

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We went with Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) to Kalispell and enjoyed the beautiful country very much. Then over the highline road which Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) said seemed like the top of the world. We saw some big mountain sheep, then on to Havre. Verda (Verda May Rowley) went over to […]

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We stayed at the Driftwood Motel that night. The next day I (David William Rowley) took Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) to meet some of my old friends and then we went out to the home of a cousin of mother’s, Sara Jane Killian (Sarah Jane Coles). I had known her when I was young. She […]

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