Max Dean Rowland, 74, passed away quietly at home on January 13, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Max was born in Oklahoma City, OK on March 1, 1935, and later moved to Amarillo, TX as a young boy. Max decided to “Go West” in 1978, where he lived out the rest of his life in Mesa, AZ. He retired from the United States Postal Service after a long career of dedicated service. Max had a passion for the OLD WEST which he shared with us though his amazing artistic talents. The creations he leaves behind are gifts that will long be remembered and treasured. He is survived by his wife Sandy Rowland, brother Rex Rowland, sister Sharon Ray, eldest son Jeff Rowland, daughter Brenda Pruett, (preceded in death by sons David and Jay Rowland), stepson Rick Wolfe, stepdaughters: Jeanette Morici, Brenda Thielbar, and Helen Kolpak, and many grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday January 30, 2010 at the Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ.