History: David William Rowley

ESTELLA (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) — She has been my comfort, counselor and confidante. As she always says — she has worked at trying to build up my ego. We all need to have a sense of our own worth or we can’t be happy. She likes to sing, too. She used to sing solos at […]

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TO ALL MY CHILDREN (Grace Harriet, David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Grant, Sharon Lee and Grant Alcorn) — The raising of you children was a wonderful experience from babies to growing up and having families of your own. It has been an experience I will always remember with love […]

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GRANT (Grant Alcorn Rowley) — He was our last and he finished out our family just right. This little blond, blue eyed boy fit into our arms and our hearts in a way that helped to ease the hurt of losing our Sharon (Sharon Lee Rowley). His oldest brother, David (David Alcorn Rowley), was especially […]

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SHARON (Sharon Lee Rowley) — My wee little one that we had with us so briefly. She was so lovely and sweet. I will always remember how, when I went to her room before leaving her and Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) at the hospital, she held out her little arms to me and oohed and tried […]

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HUGH (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) — He had such a sweet smile and was easy to care for. He was a cute little redhead from the time of his birth. He had a very agreeable and sometimes humorous disposition. When he was just a little boy he would tell funny jokes that brought attention to himself […]

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MARJORIE (Marjorie Ann Rowley) — You were such a sweet little girl and we were so proud of you and loved you so much. You were such a good little mother to the younger ones. I remember when you saved Hugh’s (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) life when he fell off the footbridge into the drain ditch. […]

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CLAYTON (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) — He was our second redhead and he became so sick that we thought we were going to lose him for a while, but through the administering of The Priesthood he soon got well and has stayed healthy. I remember an incident that happened right after Clayton had been in school […]

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RALPH (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) — He was a pretty little red-headed boy, our third son and the third one of a good team. I can still see those three little guys playing together or just sitting with their heads together. Later they were a cooperative team, in helping us to live the gospel. One thing […]

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DOUGLAS (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) — He seemed to be a favorite with his mother (Lillian Alcorn), maybe because he had those beautiful golden curls. She wanted to name him Golden and was quite put out with me when I gave him another name at the time I blessed him. I am sure she came to […]

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DAVID (David Alcorn Rowley) — I can remember that David was a cute little baby, too, as we took him and Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) to church. He was so full of life, even from the first. Someone told me when David was small that if I could channel that energy of his into the […]

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