|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1912|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1998|
Rowena Hale Abersold graduated from Pomona High School in Pomona, Kansas and was an elementary school teacher at Coal Creek and North Pomona schools while attending Emporia State Teacher's College. After her marriage in 1937 to Shelton "Abe" Abersold she continued to teach in Topeka schools until World War II, when she followed Abe to California and worked in San Bernardino while Abe served overseas. At the end of the war, the couple moved to Indio, California, where they owned and operated the Butcher Boy Cafe and Brown Jug Liquor Store from 1947 until retirement in the late 1970's.
Rowena was a member of the Committee of 100 for the Bob Hope Desert Classic and was involved in many charitable endeavors in the Coachella Valley.
Rowena was preceded in death by her husband in 1981; by her brother Milo in 1918, her brother Truman in 1955, and her sister Mabel Hale Neely in 1990. Survivors include her nieces Marilyn Prewitt and Gloria Fawl, both of Missouri, as well as "son" William C. Payne of San Bernardino, California, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
Plot: Block 4, Unit 8, Lot 264
Created by: Bill and Sue Payne
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47714381