September 9, 1960 to June 20, 2013

Richard Wilson Rowland, 52, died June 20, 2013 at his home in Moab. Richard was born in Delta, Colo., to John “Johnny” and Constance “Connie” Rowland. The family moved to El Centro, Calif., in 1966 where he spent his childhood. In 1980 the family again relocated to Moab. In Moab Rick met Rhonda Jean Pitchford and they had two daughters, Alicia and Ashley Rowland. Rick loved his friends and family and was always willing to help a friend in need. He loved camping, listening to music and riding his bike. He had a passion for science and loved learning. Most of all, he loved spending time with his mother, daughters and grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother, Constance “Connie” Rowland, his brother Kevin Rowland, his daughters Alicia Rowland and Ashley Rowland Wilson, step-daughters, Ariel Rowland-Velasquez and Amanda Montoya, and grandchildren Aydan Noorlander, Katelynn Wilson, Asher Velasquez, and Hannah Velasquez.