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Thursday June 30th, 2022
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Friday July 1st, 2022
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Hal Rowley

Harold "Hal" Rowley, a resident of Thatcher, entered into eternal life early Sunday morning, June 26, 2022, at his residence, with his wife, Becky, at his bedside, following a two year valiant battle with cancer. Hal was 69.

Hal lived his life with Christlike love and service to all those around him. There was never a time when he saw anyone in need that he did not reach out and help them. His love and service was an amazing gift that he shared every day.

Hal grew up in the military where he was able to travel the world with his parents and sisters. After serving a two year mission, he married and enlisted in the United States Air Force and honorably served his country for twenty years. During his time in service, Hal's duty stations took him around the world. He was the father of six children and selflessy sacrificed for our freedoms.

Following his retirement and honorable discharge, Hal married Becky and gained three more children. Hal did not think that nine children was enough to worry about so he obtained his teaching certificate and became one of the most beloved and best elementary teachers at Thatcher Elementary School. He influenced the lives of hundreds of students and their families.

Hal has served his fellow man with amazing love and is now serving a higher calling of service in Heaven where he will be preparing for all of us until we meet again. 

Funeral services for Hal will be conducted Friday morning, July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Jeff Jorgensen of the Thatcher Second Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, June 30, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Friday morning, July 1, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., at the Thatcher Stake Center Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Those who would like to view the services for Hal via tape-delayed rebroadcast, may do so on the Vining Funeral Home Facebook page beginning Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2022.

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The first time I meet Hal was at my wedding to his little sister Marie. We hit it off the moment we meet, he was like a brother to me. I really enjoyed having him in my life. Being around Hal was always fun, our talks, fishing trips, and just running run around together. You always but other first, before yourself. What a great example of a man of God you were to others. You will be missed. Love Ya Bro.

Rick Roesner Jun 29 2022 10:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hal Rowley

Mike Whitecotton Jun 29 2022 6:22 AM

Hal was such a great example of the pure love of Christ. He truly had the light of Christ in his countenance. Always so kind and thoughtful of everyone even when he was so sick and hurting. He always put others first. He was a man of great faith. Becky, we are so sorry for you and your families loss but so grateful to a loving Heavenly Father for the gift of His son and His plan of salvation. You are in our prayers. Rex and Naomi Rasmussen

Naomi Rasmussen Jun 29 2022 1:56 AM

I love and miss you Grandpa Goose.

Kyla Otero Jun 29 2022 1:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hal Rowley

Jordynn Otero Jun 28 2022 11:40 PM

You will be greatly missed happy trails!

Debbie Crandall Jun 28 2022 12:40 AM

Love and prayers for you...its not easy to began a new day but we have to, and with the Lord's help we do it.

Patsy Aaron Jun 27 2022 8:50 PM

Hal was such a wonderful person. Always a smile for everyone he met, even when he was struggling. He was such a great example of love and kindness. He will be missed by all who knew him. Much love to Becky, who he adored. What a fun, cute couple! ❤️ So wish we could be there, but send our love and prayers.

Walt and Jenene Maybury Jun 27 2022 4:42 PM

Always a smile on his face and kindness in his heart. He will be missed.

Deberrah Bryce Jun 27 2022 4:20 PM

Hal was a great teacher at Thatcher Elementary School and he has been a positive influence for many students as well as faculty and staff. He loved to serve others quietly to make their life a little better. We send our love and prayers to Becky and the family at this time. How grateful we are for the peace that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hal and Loretta Mullenaux.

Hal and Loretta Mullenaux Jun 27 2022 4:06 AM

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