David Anthony Rowley
April 25, 2017 – July 9, 2017
Our little miracle came into this mortal existence on Tuesday April 25, 2017. He returned to his eternal home on Sunday July 9, 2017. He was surrounded by his family, in the arms of his mom as he passed peacefully from his mortal journey. He was the light of our lives for the short time that he was with us. Our home was brightened by his presence and love.
Even though our precious David was with us for a short time, he made an impact that won’t be forgotten. It was a real struggle to bring him into this world, but he was able to come and brighten the lives of many. The impact that David has had, and will continue to have is great.
David was a fighter from the beginning. He was born 7 weeks early and spent 3 weeks trying to convince many doctors and nurses that he was a fighter. He proved that he could fight just as well if he was home with his family instead of in the hospital with them. During that time, he surprised all medical personnel by what he was able to do and was able to come home much earlier than expected. He came home 22 days after his birth and what a joyous day that was. This was a blessing to be together as a family and share seven weeks together at home. We spent many hours with him holding and cuddling him.
Once David came home his sister and brothers didn’t let him go without their constant care and love. He was closely loved and watched over, especially by his big sister. She made sure that he knew that he was her baby. His brothers were waiting patiently for the day to be able to lie on the floor and all three of them could play with their tractors and trucks.
David is survived by his mother and father; Maurina and Sean, his brothers; Kaison and Callen, and his sister Janee. He is also survived by his grandparents Charles and Wendy Pieper, and Douglas and Brooke Rowley. As well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Lukes NICU in Meridian, Idaho or Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12th at 11:00 am at the Santaquin Downtown LDS Church, 90 South 200 East, where family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to services.
There will also be a viewing in Marsing, Idaho at the Marsing LDS Church, 215 3rd Avenue West, Saturday, July 15th from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Interment will be in the Santaquin, Utah Cemetery Monday July 17, 2017.