Fay Griffiths Rowley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, left her earthly home to continue her eternal journey October 27, 2019. She was born in Provo, Utah, January 20,1934, the third child of James Rex and Ora Freckleton Griffiths.
Fay was raised in Provo, Utah attending Timpanogos Elementary, Dixon Junior and Lincoln High School. While at Lincoln High, she enjoyed dance, photography, participated on the speech & debate team, and was an editor of the school newspaper. She married Leon J Rowley June 19,1951, in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised their family first in Florida, then Arizona, and finally Provo, Utah.
She had a 'can do' attitude and was never afraid to try new projects. She was a wonderful mother and created beautiful objects in her home while nurturing and teaching her children. When her children were grown, she continued her education as a licensed practical nurse, and worked in this career as a pediatric nurse for over 20 years.
Fay taught piano to countless people, including her children, even into her retirement years. When Fay and Leon retired to Washington, Utah, they worked for more than five years in the stake extraction program.
Fay is survived by her children: Jolene Cannon (Eldon), Virginia Ford (Brandon), Tom Rowley (JoLynn), Dan Rowley (Allyson), Scott Rowley (Tish), Rob Rowley (Crystal); 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and brother Jim Griffiths. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon, her parents, sister Marie Struthers, brothers Don and Leor Griffiths, and grandson, Derek Rowley.
Friends may call at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State, Orem, UT from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., with interment at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Provo, Utah.
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