Margaret Rose Rowland, 66, passed away unexpectedly from a recent illness on Sept. 20, 2016. She was born July 17, 1950, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, to Richard James Breighner and Ethel Caroline Shorb. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, John E. “Jack” Rowland, Jr. She married John E. “J.R.” Rowland, Sr. in Hanover, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1973.
Margaret was an inspirational example of love, selflessness, service and joy. She utilized these skills throughout her 40 years in the healthcare industry. She had a great sense of humor with an infectious laugh. She always put others’ needs before her own and always was a friend to a stranger. She thought service was more important than anything else. She read scriptures almost daily and received insight and inspiration from it. She learned the power of prayer and exercised it. She always knew there was a celestial home, and now she is there. We will miss her, but we will see her again as will her many friends. She was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, John E. “J.R.” Rowland, Sr. of St George, Utah, formerly of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; children: Michele (Richard) Armstrong of Centerville, Texas; Michael (Jill) Rowland of Oak Grove, Montana; Rebecca (Matthew) Webb of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Victoria (Justin) McHenry of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren: sister, Mary Breighner, of Duncannon, Pennsylvania; second cousin, Anna Kuhn of Gettysburg,Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Forest Hills LDS Ward Chapel, 259 N. Mall Drive, St George, Utah.
- Visitations will be held on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd. and Monday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
- Interment and a brief memorial will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens, 1698 Deer Run Drive, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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