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Lee James Rowland


1977 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lee James Rowland Obituary
Rowland, Lee James

Author Raymond Carver once said:

"And did you get what you wanted from this life,

even so?

I did.

And what did

you want?

To call myself

beloved, to feel

myself beloved

on the earth."





Lee James Rowland was much beloved. He passed away May 4, 2016 as the result of an aneurysm, at the age of 39 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Born March 18th, 1977 he was the son of Lee Rowland and Dianah Rowland who loved him more than words can begin to express. Born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Lee James graduated from Alamogordo High school class of 1995. Lee was an electrician, a trade he learned from his father. In 2002 his daughter Jordan Kilee Rowland, was born. He was fiercely proud of Jordan and loved her dearly, he often called her by her nickname "Snoopy", and would often tell her he loved her more than the fish in the sea, the stars in the sky and the leaves on the trees. Two of their favorite pastimes together were playing video games and throwing a football back and forth to one another.

Lee James enjoyed working on cars, working outdoors in his yard, and he had a passionate love for the lake, where he spent as much time as he was able. His family and friends remember him as a charismatic person who could charm a smile out of anyone, as a man who knew no stranger and could not hold a grudge. A gentle giant, Lee James had a generous heart. He loved a good hug and being in the company of others.

Lee James is survived by his father, Lee Rowland and wife Kelley Rowland and step brother Justin Owen; by his mother Dianah Rowland and boyfriend Ron Baze; by his brother Jon A. Rowland and wife Amy and their children Gabby, Mia and Jon Mykael; by his cousin Dan Shonk and fiance Alyssa Allen, by his Uncle, Jim Rowland; by his cousins Crystal Rowland and Austin Rowland; by cousin Shel Wright and children Brandon and Cassidy Wright.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Albert and Flo Rowland; and cousin Ashly Rowland.

He will also be missed by many other friends and family.

A memorial will be held Friday, May 13th, 2016 at French Funeral Home at 9300 Golf Course Rd NW at 6pm. Family and close friends are invited to attend a memory sharing and a Life Celebration / potluck to follow at the home of his daughter Jordan and her mother Kimberly Allen.

In lieu of flowers his daughter requests donations in his name to animal rescue shelters locally.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 12, 2016
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