SPRING GLEN - Robert Lee Rowley, Sr., age 95, passed away May 26, 2012, in Price. Lee was born November 13, 1916 in Spring Glen to David Smith Rowley, Sr., and Sarah Noyes Rowley. He married Leah Deanna Hunt June 24, 1936, in Price. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Leah passed away Aug. 14, 2009.
As a child Lee loved riding on trains. Later in life he enjoyed having model trains and putting them around the Christmas tree. He collected anything to do with trains or anything with a train on it including wind chimes, clocks, and numerous other things. Lee Loved the fact that he was able to build his own home. He enjoyed playing music. He was very talented, and taught himself to play many instruments. Lee and Leah spent many of their retirement years traveling together. They visited every state more than once, and also traveled to Canada, Mexico and Europe. Lee wore a hat everywhere he went. He enjoyed being in the outdoors with his family camping and fishing. He was also an avid hunter and loved pine nut hunting. But what he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family and living his life to the fullest.
Lee is survived by his children: Shirlee (Ralph) Keele, Price, Judy (Ron) Stanfield, Salt Lake City, Deanna Christensen, Centerville, Robert (Denise) Rowley, Price, and Terry (Lori) Rowley, Price; sisters: Jeanne O'Neil, Sandy, Ore., and Madge (Orv) Gossman, Brea, Calif; sister-in-law, Harriet Rowley, West Valley City; Lee has 27 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah; parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
Graveside services will be held Thursday May 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Spring Glen Cemetery. There will be a viewing that morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary prior to the graveside services. We would like to thank the loving and caring staff of the Beehive Home of Price, and the loving care of Dr. Sterling Potter. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Robert at www.fausettmortuary.com.