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Anne Barton Rowe
With heavy and loving hearts, we announce the passing of a beautiful light in our lives. Anne Barton Rowe passed away peacefully in her home the early part of September 2019.
Our beloved Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Cousin was born on August 15, 1942 in Payson, Utah to Glen Archibald Rowe and Maggie Barton Rowe.
She attended elementary school in Manti, Utah, middle school at Bryant Junior High in Salt Lake City, and then attended West High School in Salt Lake City where she graduated in 1960. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree at Westminster College and then a Master’s Degree in Speech and Communication at the University Of Utah.
Her true talents came out in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s where she was a very prominent local Utah actress. She performed and starred in many plays at Pioneer Memorial Theatre at the University of Utah and The Lagoon Opera House in Farmington. She even had small roles on Broadway for a short period of time. Some of her most accomplished plays she starred in included Annie Get Your Gun, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, South Pacific, Kismet, and Peter Pan to name a few.
Her acting career slowly came to an end as she had her hands full raising two sons, Todd & Chris. She eventually became a small business owner running several Sounds Easy Video stores for many years until the video industry experienced drastic changes. In early 2000, she moved to Cannon Beach, Oregon where she owned and operated a small convenience store and local post office for several years eventually giving way to retirement in 2010.
She is survived by her two sons David Todd Munford (Theresa) and Marc Christian Munford (Jenny) and her sister Derilys Rowe Hill Bush. She is also survived by her grandchildren Hunter, Megan, Ashley, Renin, Robee, Morgan, Breanne, Payton, and great grandchildren, Kylar, Dax, Gunny, and Paris.
Anne is preceded in death by her father and mother Glen and Maggie Rowe, two brothers Del and Bart Rowe, and her two sisters Lucille Rowe Wintch and Kathleen Rowe Cornellius.
This wonderful soul, was a true source of light,
Always willing and ready, to stand up for what's right.
She shined like an angel, on the stage with her voice,Leaving all those that watched, with a need to rejoice.
We will all miss her dearly but her spirit lives on,
In the beat of our hearts, music in our life’s song.
There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday September 28th, 2019 at the Bonneville Stake Center on 1535 East Bonneview Drive (1050 South) Salt Lake City, Utah between 4:00PM – 5:00PM. This will be a CASUAL event with a simple meet and greet atmosphere. After the visitation, the extended family is invited to a luncheon in the same facility.