Rowan Dee Shirley

Rowan Dee Shirley

Birth
Kelsey, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Mar 2018 (aged 86)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 188277312 · View Source
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Dad was called home peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on March 23, 2018 from pancreatic cancer and was joyfully reunited with his sweetheart.

Rowan Dee Shirley was born March 18, 1932 in Kelsey, Texas. He served his country for four years in the United States Navy. In 1956, he moved to Utah to attend BYU and there he met his Frannie May. Rowan married Frances Feik on June 3, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Dad graduated from BYU with a career as a high school driver ed/history teacher. His students loved him. On his birthday, he would come home with many cakes made by them. In 1963, Dad and Mom moved to Midvale to raise their family. To this union, they were blessed with six children.

As a member of the LDS Church, Dad loved the Lord and served in many callings throughout his life. Dad enjoyed visiting friends and family in Texas, playing Johnny Cash songs on his guitar, popcorn, black licorice, ice cream, Dr Pepper, and giving nicknames to everyone he knew but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Dad is survived by his children, Angela “EBug” (Steve) Bringhurst, Dawnell “O” Briggs, Steven “Willie Wise” (Linda) Shirley, Darla “Bump” Shirley, and Shireen “Weiner” (Kelly) Pickering; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Frannie May; and son, Spencer “Man Doll”

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, 3115 East Bengal Boulevard (7800 South), Cottonwood Heights. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Boulevard (7600 South), Cottonwood Heights.

We love you, Dad, Daddio, Doodus, Fatha-Fatha, Pa, Grandpa, Gramps, Bishop, and Sir Rowan!!! You were and will always be our hero.
Published by Cannon. Mortuary.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 24 Mar 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 188277312
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rowan Dee Shirley (18 Mar 1932–23 Mar 2018), Find a Grave Memorial no. 188277312, citing Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .