ELMA, Wash.

Scott Alan Rowlands

June 16, 1957 - Jan. 24, 2009

U.S. Veteran Scott Alan Rowlands, 51, a resident of Elma since 2003, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at his residence in Elma. Mr. Rowlands was born June 16, 1957, in Decatur, Ill. He was raised in Wales, where he graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in 1976.

Scott served with the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, retiring in 2001. He served aboard the USS Hector, USS Horne, USS Sacramento, NAS Security-Barbers, Assault Craft and the USS Vinceness. He was a gas turbine tech for much of that time. After his retirement, he worked briefly at Lumberman’s in Shelton, then worked for the Department of Corrections until taking a disability retirement in October 2007.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Roxanne, of the family home in Elma; two sons, Edwin Silvestre of San Diego and Spencer Rowlands of Elma; two grandchildren, Argenie and Alyssa Silvestre of San Diego; his mother, Doris Rowlands of Waukesha; and two sisters, Robin Rowlands of Albuquerque and Leigha Schatzman of Milwaukee.

Visitation was at the Coleman Mortuary. A graveside service with military honors was at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam, (360) 532-4090. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at www.colemanmortuary.net or send messages to Scott Rowlands’ family at P.O. Box 536, Elma, WA 98541.