Tim Rowland

November 6, 1958 - February 14, 2021

This page updated: July 10, 2021.

Picture of Tim Rowland - 2014Tim Rowland passed away on February 14, 2021 from Covid. Tim was born in Denver, Colorado to John E. and Mildred E. (Gilbert) Rowland on November 6, 1958. He graduated from Denver Mile High School in 1976. He worked many years for his father as a delivery driver.

Tim was predeceased by his parents John Rowland and Mildred Snell, and sister Carol Rowland. He is survived by his brother Roger Rowland of Denver. There will be cremation as requested by Tim. No memorial services will be held. Arrangements were provided by Cappadona Funeral Home in Colorado Springs.

Life is Not Fair

By Roger Rowland

My brother endured many bad things during his life. He made some bad mistakes along the way, for which he paid a heavy price. He had medical issues in his older years and knew he was at risk. Tim tested positive for Covid on January 2, 2021.

For some reason he decided not to tell me as he fought this insidious virus. On February 2, it got worse and he went into the hospital. In the hospital, pneumonia invaded his lungs. He had trouble breathing and was moved into intensive care. He was very stoic and understood his fate. He requested to be kept comfortable as possible and asked to go onto a ventilator to help him breathe.

It was after he was on a ventilator and sedated, that I received a call from the hospital from his nurse case manager. She took the time to explain to me what had happened to Tim, what they expected, and she answered all of my questions. Nurses are some of the most caring and compassionate people I know. Several of my cousins are nurses. Within two days he was gone. Life is not fair, this virus is vicious as it attacks people that are at risk and are older.

I helped my brother as much as I could during his later years. He chose to spare me the anguish of his struggle. As he made a choice, I make a choice to remember the times he helped other people, my parents, and myself when times were good.

My parents, sister, and brother are all gone within the span of fourteen years. I never thought that I would outlive both my brother and sister. Now I find myself in the position of an only child with memories of what was. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "life is what you make of it." I know, today is the first day of the rest of my life.

 Picture of Tim - Early 1960s
Early 1960s

 Pictiure of Tim - Late 1960sLate 1960s

 Picture of Tim - 1972


 Picture of Tim - 2004

The picture on the right is the last family picture ever taken of Tim.

The picture was taken on March 4, 2014. It was a spur of the moment cell phone picture taken by his brother Roger.

"I have no idea why I took the picture and just felt that it was something I needed to do."

 Picture of Tim - 20142014

Scattering of Ashes

Tim's ashes were scattered on the Continental Divide near Georgia Pass Colorado on July 9, 2021. Georgia Pass is 80 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado with about a two hour drive time. The road from the Jefferson turnoff to the pass turns from a paved to a rough gravel road best travled by four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles. Here are the pictures from the trip. You can click the pictures below to make them bigger.

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