Stephanie Rowley Moore

Nov 26, 1958 - Sep 5, 2017


Stephanie Rowley Moore passed away peacefully in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 2017 after a long struggle with health issues.

Stephanie was born on November 26, 1958, to J. Richard and Reah Rowley, in Richfield, Utah. She was always a beautiful girl, full of spunk, and cautiously adventurous; she loved life and lived it to the fullest.

In her 58 years she loved craft projects, home decorating, painting, cooking, traveling, and connecting with friends. When she was 15, she met her soulmate Dana Moore. She began working at the Fairview Cinema in 1974 where Dana was already employed. As most who know Steph, when she put her mind to something she wanted there was no stopping her; so she concocted a plan to have a co-worker convince Dana to ask her on a date to a concert. It was the second official date she was allowed to have, and the two of them have been inseparable ever since. She graduated from Meridian High School in Meridian, ID in 1977 and couldn’t wait to marry Dana, which occurred on June 10, 1978. Stephanie was also a graduate of cosmetology school. She worked at and retired from Waves Hair Design where she used her talents to enhance the beauty of others while lifting their spirits and instilling confidence.

Stephanie was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. During the years of raising her family, you could always find her serving at church, doing craft fairs, cleaning houses, doing hair, perusing or having garage sales, playing bunco with friends, offering to help others who were struggling, walking her pet pot belly pig, and playing with her children. She would be doing all this while carrying a ‘big gulp’ of diet Pepsi, chatting on the phone and having whatever you may need in her purse. She was the quintessential Mary Poppins. Over the past few years, she enjoyed taking cruises with Dana, family, and friends. Although her recent difficulties may have presented her as frail, she possessed strength, perseverance and the determination as she consistently overcame incredible odds and physical challenges. Her radiant smile and infectious laugh warmed everyone she met. Her motto was, “If you don’t snort when you laugh, why laugh at all”. She brought light into the life of everyone she came in contact with and made them feel instantly at ease. She always saw the world and the people in it as brothers, sisters, and friends. She loved selflessly, always helping people and was genuinely concerned for their well-being. She saw and brought out everything good in each one of us. If your life was lucky enough to include knowing Steph then you learned something from her.

Her brand of humor was unique. Her genuine positive outlook on life and people, combined with her wit, made talking with her a joy. She always brought a lighthearted air to every situation.
She loved her family and her friends and was always wanting to do the things that would make those around her the happiest. She truly radiated pure love.

The words of love and respect we could give this woman would fill a library of books. She influenced every person she met in a different and remarkable way. Her bright spirit and countenance will be greatly missed. Our lives will be forever blessed with the things Stephanie thought us. Thank you to all who made an impact on her life and supported her through difficult trials over the past few years.

Stephanie is survived by her loving parents; sisters Rozalynn Clyde Hughes (Vern), Shauna Parks (Hal), Dana Pence (George), and brother Richard S. Rowley. She left her love and legacy with her husband and true love, Dana Moore; her children Matthew Moore (Tina – deceased), Nicholas Moore (Crystal), Alexis Caldeira (Joseph); her grandchildren Cash, Gavin, Collin, Abby Jo, Layla, and Andi (whose photos she would share with prospective friends in the checkout line); and many family members and friends too numerous to list. Stephanie will be missed beyond comprehension.

Two celebrations of her life will be held in Stephanie’s honor.
1. Saturday, 9/16/17 • 2:00 – 6:00 PM
The Clyde Residence • 2217 W. Clearvue Ct. • Eagle, ID 83616.

2. Thursday, 9/28/17 * 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Cardinet Residence * 5160 Virginiatown Rd. * Newcastle, CA 95658

In lieu of flowers or donations, your shared memories of Steph’s life is the best gift you can offer the family.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary Chapel
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841


  • Dione Longoria says:

    On behalf of myself and our entire staff here at East Lawn, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. I want to thank you for entrusting in me to take care of her and giving us the honor or serving you. Sincerely Dione

  • Kerren Robinson Coburn says:

    What a beautiful tribute to an amazing and delightful lady. Her “Mary Poppinns Magic” endeared her to me and my children. She was truly a gift to our lives! I am wishing I could attend the memorial in Eagle to share my love especially with her parents and family. You’ll all be in my heart and prayers.

  • Linda Boman Neeley says:

    I knew Steph from the time I moved to Boise. One of my first jobs was with her at the Fairview Cinema along with Dana. We had great times in the Ustick Ward. So lucky to reconnect with her years ago while visiting my sister Debbie Boman Dougal. Steph had a heart a gold. She will be greatly missed.

  • Ralph and Bonnie Glover says:

    To the Moore and Rowley Family So deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Sheila Lavey says:

    I was heading into the gym next to Waves Hair Salon about 7 years ago when I saw this beautiful lady sitting in the lobby outside the salon. I loved her hair style and said to her, “Wow! Who’s your hairdresser?” And with a big smile on her face, she replied, “I am”!!! And that’s how I met one of the dearest people I have ever known. She became my hairdresser from then on. We’d take turns bringing lunch at my appointments and sit, eat, and chat while my color was “cooking”. I will NEVER forget her!!!

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