Richard Roy VOWLES
January 24, 1960 – March 4, 2019
Richard “Rich” Roy Vowles, 59, of Mesa, Arizona entered into Heaven on March 4, 2019 peacefully in his home. Rich was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Margaret (Barth) and William Hodges, the oldest of three children, on January 24, 1960. Margaret remarried Ernest Vowles, who adopted all three children and raised them as his own. At the age of 6, Rich and his family relocated to Arizona so his father could start a new career. Rich was raised with his two sisters, who looked over him like a hawk. After completing high school, Rich joined the Army. A representative of the Army told his parents that his mathematics score was the highest ever achieved. Rich loved being in the Army. He was stationed in Germany, and due to his high entry scores was placed in a specialized position in “Missile Maintenance”. After his tour was complete, Rich returned to Arizona to be near his family and where he found a new passion. Rich found that he had a “green thumb” and began a beautiful garden. Rich also loved his cats, as did his mother and sisters. Rich leaves behind his mother Margaret; sisters Sharon (David) English and Donna (Donald) Monson; His favorite niece Rachel Rodgers and his favorite nephew Steven Rodgers.
Rich is predeceased by his father Ernest.
A committal service is scheduled at the Peoria Presbyterian Church located 10236 N 83rd Ave., Peoria Arizona 85345 on April 7, 2019 at 1030am following regular church services.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Peoria Presbyterian Church
10236 N. 83rd Ave.
Richard Roy VOWLES
March 21, 2019
Yesterday morning I fell asleep on the sofa. While asleep I had a cruel dream that You were still alive and I had dreamed it. I awoke with a start and I had to just sit there for a few minutes sorting events out so I could tell what was true. When I was fully awake I walked to the bedrooms where you are and where Dad is and reality hit. Sharon is trying to find help getting your kitties taken care of before there are more kitties. Appears David's daughter and grandkids will be moving into your trailer and Sharon is requesting that Mandy continue feeding the cats. We all know what these kitties meant to you and will continue caring for them. I am happy that you are with Max and Rebel again. Richard, I miss you so much it hurts...then I realize God spared you the agony a long-time survival would have meant for you. At least you have been spared that and are now pain free and happy again. Take care, Son, and know that I NEVER stopped loving you even when we had some troubling times. Mom
March 20, 2019
Good morning bro mom and I were talking about your love for the Superstition mountain and how much you enjoyed the view from your home so thought you might like this picture XoxO your sis Donna
March 18, 2019
Hi Bro as you know we enjoyed a corn beef and cabbage dinner yesterday and as we said our Grace we wished that both you and Dad were enjoying a big plate as well then once done you would say YUM!! Hard to believe today Dad has been gone for 3 years already.. I wrote him already how much we miss you both.. it still is so hard but Mom has a nice place for you in your old room along with Rebel and Max. It comforts her as it does Sharon and I knowing she has you home safe and free from your pain and suffering . I love and miss our texts/calls so much. XoxO Baby sis Donna
March 14, 2019
I just got a call from the mortuary that I will be bringing you home on Saturday. I have a very nice place ready for you and you will be with your two beloved kitties, Max and Rebel again. You will be leaving the room for a short while when we celebrate your committal service, then you will come back home and will stay with me as long as I live. You hated being alone and told me that so many times so I am going to correct that for you. Just as I visit Dad in his room each day, I will visit you in the room that used to be yours years ago. Nice sunlit room with my kitties lying on the bed so they'll be company for you also. I find solace knowing you are pain free and no longer plagued by the demons that tortured you for so many years. I love you and miss you son, especially your e-mails and pictures. Mom
March 14, 2019
I still find it very difficult making it thru the days without our text/calls/emails. There is so much I wish we could of changed and/or done but I pray that when the time comes and we are together again we can listen to Sheryl Crow or watch Mom on TV. I do hope that you as well as Dad can hear my prayers and conversation to you both. I miss you bro and know we loved you so very much XoxO Donna
March 7, 2019
My dearest bro I pray that you are at peace now and find comfort knowing that you are reunited with your kitties that you so missed. I so miss our morning calls/texts and hope you are hearing my prayers to you. We promise that we will take care of your possessions and cherish and treasure your memories with happy thoughts once we pass the pain of grief.. your family loves and misses you more than you will ever know.
Leb wohl, mein Bruder (farewell my brother) and RIP. XoxO
Baby sis.. Donna, Don, Stephen, Rachel and our fur babies
March 6, 2019
Rest in peace, my Dear Son. You are with our Maker now, he has taken all your pain away, your demons are a thing of the past and you can now have the peace and tranquility you so deserved but never quite achieved on Earth. I love you more than words can say and as you look down on me, know that I will be missing your emails and phone calls. Love Mom