Obituary: ROWAN, EDITH

Published: Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:58 a.m. MDT

Edith Payne Rowan1919 ~ 2012Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Edith Payne Rowan, age 92, returned home to the loving arms of her eternal companion on March 8, 2012.She was born November 7, 1919 in Provo, Utah to Edward William and Lucy Alice Farr Payne. She was the last surviving child in a large and loving family of 13 children. She married her sweetheart, Jerald (Jake) G. Rowan on August 19, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. Theirs was a true love story of devotion and selfless service and they enjoyed 60 wonderful years together.She was active in the LDS Church where she served as president and counselor in the ward Primary and Relief Society. She also served as a counselor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency.She loved music, especially the piano, and it was said that at the age of 3 she could play any tune she heard on the piano. She taught piano for 50 years; teaching her children, grandchildren, and countless other students.She loved flowers, especially roses, making candy (that the kids never got), and Mexican food. Her tostados are legendary in the family and she shared them often at ward and family parties. Most of all, she loved her family and sharing time with them. She leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love, as the Savior taught, and her kindness and smile will be greatly missed.She is survived by her four children; Lana (Roger) Moon, So. Ogden, Utah; Jerald G. Rowan, Jr., Provo, Utah; Bill (Kay) Rowan, Provo, Utah; and Jack (Robbi) Rowan, Sandy, Utah; 27 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Pleasantview 9th Ward Chapel, 2445 North 650 East, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Sunday evening from 6 until 8 and at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com.