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JAMES ROBERTS ROWLAND James Roberts Rowland, 93, departed this life, Jan. 12, 2018 at home in Pahrump after a short illness. James was born Jan. 31, 1924 in Oakland, Calif. to Albert Austin Rowland and Roberta Roberts Rowland. James graduated from Iowa State and received his MBA from Harvard, following service in the Navy aboard the Mindora aircraft carrier during World War II. He married the love of his life, Jane Sweet on Jan. 31, 1948 in Shrewsbury, Mass. He worked for Texas Instruments for 38 years, retiring after a six year stint in Mexico City as operations manager for South America. He was a resident of Pahrump for seven years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Jane Sweet Rowland; and sister, Jean Rowland Clarke. James is survived by his daughters, Deborah Davis of Pahrump and Suzanne (Randy) Levin of Solana Beach, Calif; his son, James Roberts Rowland, Jr. of Saginaw, Mich.; four grandchildren, Matthew Davis, Brett (Angela) Davis, Caitlin Levin (Jesse) Salas, and Zachary Levin; and one great-grandchild, Evan James Davis. Burial took place in Dallas, Texas at Restland Funeral Home. There will be a Celebration of Life on Feb. 21 in Pahrump. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local chapter of Quilts of Valor Foundation, sending checks to Nye County Valor Quilters, P.O. Box 3632, Pahrump, NV 89041.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 16, 2018
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