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Leah Hunt Rowley


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PRICE - Leah Hunt Rowley age 90, returned to Heavenly Father on Aug. 14, 2009, surrounded by her family following complications from hip surgery.

Leah was born June 24, 1919 in Price to Moroni and Delta Cook Hunt.

She was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was raised in Price, where she met the man she called "Pretty Boy Blue." Seventy-three years ago, she married Robert Lee Rowley on June 24, 1936 in Price and they resided in Spring Glen their entire life. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Mom loved her family more than anything and they always came first in her life. She was generous to a fault and was a wonderful example.

Her many talents included crocheting, sewing, dancing, cooking and reading; but her greatest joy, especially in her golden years, was playing canasta everyday with one or more of her children.

Mom and Dad spent many of their retirement years traveling across America, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

One of her great memories was shaking hands with Pope John Paul II.

She is survived by her husband, Lee; children, Shirlee (Ralph) Keele of Price; Judy (Ron) Stanfield of Salt Lake City; Deanna (Bud) Oldroyd of Centerville; Robert (Denise) Rowley of Price; and Terry (Lori) Rowley of Price, sisters; Sylvia Pilling of Price and Melva Sullivan of Spring Glen. She was so proud of her 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Leah was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Enid Munk and Lucille Goodsell; and brothers, Clayton Hunt and Wayne Hunt.

A family memorial was Aug. 15 at Fausett Mortuary and interment was at the Spring Glen Cemetery.

We would like to thank the skilled and caring staff of the Castle Country Care Center and Castleview Hospital.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories @ www.fausettmortuary.com.

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