Memorial Services for James Kay Rowland, 83, Lawrence will be held 10-12 a. m. October 8th 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary
He will be placed in The San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, CA.
He passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.
James was born January 12, 1934 in Marysville, KS the son of Richard F. and Jean Douglas Rowland.
He lived in San Francisco, CA for 27 years prior to coming to Lawrence.
He received his Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas.
He worked as an assistant salesperson in an Art Gallery, Gump’s in San Francisco and was the chair of Design at The University of Kansas for 20 years until he retired in 1974.
Survivors include his brother, Richard D. Rowland, Cedar Rapids, IA; his nieces, Cynthia Wilson, Durham NC; Wendy Keller, Topeka, KS and nephews Douglas Wilson, Overland Park, KS; Michael Wilson, Wichita, KS. and many grand nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his partner, Donald J. Long in 2000; his sister, Barbara J Wilson in 1997, and nephew William Wilson in 2014.