Kenai resident Melody Kay Hein "Mel" Rowley died on Saturday, July 3, 2010 in Anchorage of natural causes. She was 52.
A viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kenai Chapel at noon Saturday, July 10, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Rowley was born on August 18, 1957 in Glenallen to Karl and Rozetta Hein.
She met and and married Robert Lamar Rowley in St. George, Utah, they were married in the St. George LDS Temple on September, 19, 1981.
Mrs. Rowley was an extraordinary and accomplished artist. She painted, crocheted, and created beaded jewelery. She also had a beautiful singing voice, was an avid reader, had a love for animals and had a thrust for knowledge.
Her family writes, "Melody was an amazing friend. She had a kind, optimistic, funny, energetic attitude, because of this it's no surprise as a young adult Melody won Miss Congeniality in a Houston, Alaska beauty pageant. She had great love for all those around her and served in various volunteer organizations including the Girl Scouts of America. Melody also as served as a Ward and Stake Missionary and Relief Society President in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Melody was respected and admired by many and touched numorous lives with her willingness to serve her fellow man and her desire to befriend all. Melody embodied the meaning of 'Love one another.'"
Mrs. Rowley is survived by her husband of 29 years, Robert Rowley; daughter Rozemary Rowley Van Dyke; son Makoy Rowley; and her three grandchildren, Allana, Sarina and Eli Van Dyke. She is also survived by her mother Rozetta Hein; and her siblings Thomas Hein, Star Theordore, Paul Hein, Holly Hulse, and Peter Hein.
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