STANFIELD Ronald Clyde Rowden, 59, of Stanfield died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at his home. A memorial service with military honors was held Friday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston.
Mr. Rowden was born Oct. 25, 1951, in Mountain Home, Ark., to Newell and Bernice Rowden. He was drafted by the Army and entered into service in 1969. He served four years and completed his duty, and was discharged in 1973.
He married Loretta Dame in 1974, and the couple, with their two oldest children, moved from Arkansas to Oregon in 1975. He lived in the Hermiston-Stanfield area for 36 years.
He gained employment with Marlette Homes in 1975 and remained employed with them until a few months before his death.
Mr. Rowden is survived by his wife, Loretta Rowden; daughters Amilisha Adair and Rhonda Montes; son Denton Rowden; mother Bernice Rowden; brothers Joe Rowden, Larry Rowden, Ralph Rowden, William Rowden, Vernon Rowden and Don Rowden; sisters Emogene Rowden, Donna Rowden and Diane Roberts; three grandchildren; and numerous uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Newell Rowden; sister Irene; and brother James (Pete).
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.