James Armstrong Rowberry was born in San Jose, California, on April 5, 1979, and passed away on April 3, 2016, in Lafayette, Colorado, after a very short battle with adrenal cortical cancer.
Jim grew up in Northern California, where he participated in high school sports (tennis, basketball and golf) and was involved in the school band (trumpet). He always had a knack for making friends, and was a friend to all. As he turned 16, he moved to Utah for his last two years of high school, where he served as the youth seminary president, and lent his lovely tenor voice to the school madrigal choir.
Jim attended Brigham Young University and then served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Puerto Rico. Just as he returned home, Sarah Bradshaw left for an 18-month mission in the Dominican Republic. Jim waited for her return, and they were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 19, 2002. Jim was a natural salesman and had several sales jobs before being employed by ResMed, which resulted in their relocation to Colorado. He was a generous and gregarious person, loved by many.
Jim’s loves in life were his religion, his wife and his kids. Pretty much all of his non-work time was spent in those areas. Among other things, he volunteered to teach early morning scripture courses to high school kids and encouraged his wife to take time for herself while Jim entertained their children. He always kept his love of golf, but he never let it get in the way of his other loves: God, Sarah and his family. In addition, Jim was a friend to everyone he met. When anyone needed help, he was the first to volunteer, and always showed up with plenty of energy and a smile. Everyone who knew him will miss him greatly.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sarah Bradshaw Rowberry (daughter of Bart and Velma Bradshaw, Winthrop); his five children, Grace 12, Claire 9, Max 6, Jane 3, and Luke 10 months; by his parents, Jon and Larraine Rowberry; and by his siblings, Erika (Garner), JB, Jeff and Angela (Hatch)
A fund has been started to help his five children attend college in their future and for additional living expenses. If interested in donating to this fund please go to http://Youcaring.com and search Jim Rowberry.