Constance “Connie” Rowland passed away peacefully on April 21, 2022, two weeks short of her 100th birthday.
Connie was born on May 10, 1922, to Walter Frederick Amborn and Dorothy Wilson Amborn in San Diego, California. She worked at Convair constructing aircraft during World War II. This is where she met her husband, John King Rowland. They were married on June 14, 1952. While in San Diego, they had their first son, Kevin, in 1956.
John worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, which brought the family to Delta, Utah. There they had their second son, Richard “Rick,” in 1960. In 1980, after retirement and with John’s health failing, they moved to Moab to be closer to John’s family. John, unfortunately, passed away before they were able to move into the house they had chosen. This is where Connie lived for nearly 40 years.
Connie was an active member of the community and enjoyed volunteering with Active Reentry through the Moab Senior Center. She enjoyed ceramics and was an enthusiastic bingo player. She was ever generous and loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She never missed lunch at the Grand Center and was a weekly customer at Joe’s Beauty Terrace. In her final years, she became a resident at Canyonlands Care Center. Here, she embraced the lovely staff and residents and continued enjoying social events.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Rowland; Rick’s daughters, Alicia Rowland and Ashley Wilson, and step-daughters Ariel Velasquez and Amanda Montoya; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Art and Mary Beth Ross; sister-in-law Becky Stout; nephew and niece Steve and Jennie Ross; and nephews Tom Ross and Mike Allex.
A simple graveside ceremony was held on May 3, 2022, at Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colorado. You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com.