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Information for Leland Daryl Rowen
29 September 1915 - 13 March 1990
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Daryl Rowen

    Leland Daryl Rowen, 74, of Melba, died Tuesday, March 13, 1990, at home of natural causes.
    Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Melba Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Burial will follow in the Melba Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    L. Daryl Rowen was born Sept. 29,1915, at Huston, Idaho, a son of Simon M. at Augusta Rowen.  He was an active athlete at Melba High School and graduated with an athletic scholarship to the College of Idaho.  He married Lydia Katherine Eberhard Nov. 14, 1936, at Boise, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.  They farmed in southwest Idaho for many years.  Mr. Rowen was active on the school board at Melba for many years and continued his interest in sports in city league baseball.
    Mr. Rowen was an active member of the LDS Church and served a mission with his wife in the California Fesno mission.
    Survivors include his wife, Lydia of Melba; a son, Ron Rowen of Fair Oaks, Calif.; three daughters Myrna Jean Johnson of Meridian, Marilyn Bates of Montague, Calif., and Trudy Hafen of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two sisters, Erma Thomason of Caldwell and Virginia Greenfield of Boise; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    His parents and a brother pre-ceded him in death.
    The family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Alsip Funeral Chapel and on Thursday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. at the Melba LDS Church.


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