History: David William Rowley

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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I had some misgivings, but I finally set up a date for my knee operation and it was performed on the 9 December 1975. I seemed to have many complications from it. I couldn’t get the leg to bend or straighten it out as it should . I had a great many painful therapy sessions. […]

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This year of 1966 started off with a bang. On 23 January 1966 Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) and Jana (Janevie Clegg) added a little girl to their family. Charrielynn was the name she was given and she brightened that home considerably. Then in March, Marge (Marjorie Ann Judkins) and Dwain (Dwain Eugene Judkins) added another […]

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They (Donald Eugene Smith and Grace Harriet Rowley) settled into their new home and it was good to have them there. They invited us over for Easter Sunday and a lovely dinner. I (David William Rowley) always tried to keep things in repair for Grace as much as possible. I also tried to help her […]

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Next, many miles across the desert we found a little mining town called Pioche, Nevada. We were made so welcome; we were fed, sheltered and loved by my cousin Sadie Donehue (Sadie Butson). She is the daughter of May Paul Butson (Lavina May Paul). She told us that she thought her mother’s (Harriet May) people […]

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About this time Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came by on their way from California to Georgia. They were anxious to meet my new wife. I (David William Rowley) could see right away that Grace and Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) like each other. It was good to see the children (Cheryl […]

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Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and the children (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) were with me through 1961. Sometimes I took Grace places with me and sometimes we were mistaken for brother and sister instead of father and daughter. My own dear sister, Verda (Verda May Rowley), came to visit from […]

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In February 1965 we received word that Leonard Alcorn (Lenard Clark Alcorn) had died. Also Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) called and told us that he was going to be sent to Vietnam and we wanted to see him before he went, so we went to California in Grace’s (Grace Harriet Rowley) car. Gay Alcorn (Wendall […]

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It wasn’t long until I (David William Rowley) was sent to work out at Dugway, near Tooele, Utah. I could only come home on weekends. Then it seemed like I spent all my time trying to clean up the house and fix something decent to eat. The boys (Clayton Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) were […]

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