Vernon Conrad “Con” Rowley, Jr, of St. George, UT passed away on January 2, 2014. He was 81 years old.
He was born on March 1, 1932 in Bunkerville, NV.
He attended Blanding Elementary and San Juan High School in Blanding, UT before receiving a basketball scholarship to attend Dixie College.
A military veteran, he rose to the level of sergeant in the U.S. Army before continuing his education and completing his doctorate in education at Brigham Young University.
In 1960, he married Geraldine Wadsworth and together they had seven children Vynette (Kirk) Arnell, Derek (Genine), Trevor (Kristen), Karis (Jocelyn), Quinten (Jill), Rachelle (James) Miller, and Camille (Matt) Campbell.
He spent his career involved in education as a teacher, principal, and administrator, and later as Utah State Budget Analyst for Public Education and Education Deputy for Governor Mike Leavitt.
Upon retirement, he tended to Geraldine through a lengthy illness. After Geraldine’s passing in 2006, he was remarried to Rexine Waldron. With Rexine, he was able to achieve his goal of serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the New Hampshire-Manchester Mission.
A kind, loving man, of humor and generosity of spirit, he enjoyed sports and time spent with loved ones. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by wife Rexine, seven children, 28 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife Geraldine Rowley. He was loved and is additionally survived by Rexine’s family, including five children and 13 grandchildren,
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Funeral services were held January 6 in St. George, UT. Interment in the Panaca City Cemetery, Panaca, NV.
Arrangements are made under direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454.
Friends may sign his guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.