History: David William Rowley

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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Douglas (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) and Vonna’s (Vonna Ensign) son Bill (William Douglas Rowley), started his mission to England on 2 December 1976 and Dwana (Dwana Kay Judkins)  was to be married on the 16th of December so Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) went to California to visit her daughter (Geneal Rose Johnson) during the time in […]

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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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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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Speaking of family we found out that my nephew, Noland Rowley (Noland Thornton Rowley), was living over in Homedale, Idaho and we went over to see them and they came to see us. When Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) came to see them we also got to enjoy a visit for a […]

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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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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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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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In August of 1946 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby boy. They named him Donald Eugene (Donald Eugene Smith, Jr.), after his father. We were all saddened when he lived only about 17 hours. It was really hard on Grace and Don (Donald Eugene Smith).. I (David William Rowley) went to work for the […]

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