Our wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend Rowa Allen Lee, age 87, passed away on April 27, 2012 in Cedar City, UT. She was born on July 1, 1924 in Panguitch, UT., to John Earl and Beulah Crosby Allen. She was the 4th of 6 children.She married James Irvin Lee August 12, 1949. They were married in the St. George Temple and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary before James was called home. Rowa received a Master in Education and taught Home Economics and English. She started teaching in Hurricane, UT., taught High School in Lincoln Co. and also taught middle school in Clark County,. After retiring she continued as substitute teacher until she was 80 years old. She was active with Boy Scouts and 4-H groups. You could say that she loved working with children of all ages. Rowa was an excellent cook, a seamstress, enjoyed quilting and was a great friend to all who knew her. She never lost sight of her greatest accomplishment, being a wife and mother.Rowa was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a strong testimony, and was committed to the gospel. She served in many callings including Primary, Young Womens, Relief Society as teacher, counselor and President.She is survived by her children James Allen (Julie) Lee, Tonya (Klark) Black, David (Miriam) Lee, Barbara (Curt) Albert, Irvin (Donna) Lee and Meryn (Brian) Astle, as well as her brothers, Clem Allen, George Allen and Whorton Allen. Along with 29 wonderful grandchildren and 26 precious great grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband, James Irvin Lee, her parents John and Beulah Allen, brother Sam Allen and sister Cleo Henrie.A funeral service will be held on May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Panaca 1st Ward. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the services that day. Interment will be in the Panaca Cemetery under the direction of Southern Nevada Mortuary.