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Obituary: Jana Lynne Rowley

Jana Lynne Rowley.

Jana Lynne Rowley.

Jana Lynne Rowley, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away Dec 10, 2021. She was born May 25, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona to Grant Lynwood Wakefield and Florene Mae Haave Wakefield.

Jana graduated in 1961 from Williams High School in Williams, Arizona. She married Jerry Rowley on February 20, 1971. Jana received a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University (Cum Laude) in 1994, earning a degree in Interpersonal Communication, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She was a highly intelligent woman with a great sense of humor, and was blessed with a lifelong love of learning. She resided on a one-acre Mesa homestead for 40 years growing fruit and nut trees, and over the years kept goats, turtles, turkeys, cows, lambs, chickens, roosters, doves, pigeons, peacocks, cats and dogs.

Jana was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Allen Rowley (2010) and her sister Debra Grace Chevalier (1975).

She is survived by her sons Kyle Wakefield Rowley and Jeremy Wakefield Rowley; sister Verda LaRue; brothers Maurice Grant Wakefield and Marvin Gerald Wakefield; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she was faithful to her convictions, loving and loyal to her friends and family, kind and generous, industrious, courageous, and strong, facing all adversity with optimistic faith in Jesus Christ.

Jana served as a Temple Worker in the Mesa Temple from 1994 to 2016 and in the Snowflake Temple during 2017. She also found great satisfaction serving two Family History missions for the church. She's famous for being in the top one percent of a million+ Family Search indexers.

Graveside services will take place on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Taylor Cemetery, 400 Center Street, Taylor Arizona (through Wyman Burial Chapel, Mesa).

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