|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2007|
April 5, 2007
Esther L. Rowland, 81, died Thursday morning, March 29, 2007 at her home in Taylor. Funeral services were held 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Tenth Street United Methodist Church in Taylor with Dr. Travis L. Summerlin officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mrs. Rowland, a homemaker and former telephone operator for 10 years in the 1940s.
She was born April 24, 1925 in Taylor to Robert Martin and Lydia (Hart) Blomquist.
She married Harold Eugene Rowland on Nov. 5, 1949 in Taylor.
She was a member of Tenth Street United Methodist Church in Taylor where she was a member of the choir, taught Sunday school and served as Sunday School Superintendent. She was a member of the Circle Four Women's Organization at Tenth Street United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Rowland was a 1942 graduate of Taylor High School and enjoyed cooking and baking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ruth Blackwell on June 4, 2006; grandson, Travis Rowland; four sisters, Lucille Hamilton, Marjorie Blomquist, Mildred McDonald and Frances Summers.
Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Rowland of Taylor; two sons, James Rowland and wife Marilyne of Taylor and Paul Rowland and wife Vickie of Thrall; son-in-law, Terry Blackwell of Type; three brothers, Robert Blomquist of Austin, Milton (Pete) Blomquist of Taylor and Franklin Blomquist of Taylor; three sisters, Elizabeth Powers of Bryan, Helen Coupland of Taylor and Dorothy Johnson of New Braunfels; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Rowland) Leal, Justin Rowland, Salina (Rowland) Towery, Nathan Rowland, Mendy Rowland, Mathias Muegge and Kristine (Muegge) Sankey; six great-grandchildren, Izaac and Joshua Leal, Hunter, Rylee and Colton Towery and Cheyenne Rowland.
Pallbearers were Mathias Muegge, Nathan Rowland, Justin Rowland, Paul Leal, Toby Towery and Clayton Sankey.
Ruth A Rowland Blackwell (1957 - 2006)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 31, 2007
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