Grace Viola Rowett, 85, of North Powder, died Dec. 30, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Burial will be at the North Powder Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the North Powder Grange Hall.
Visitations will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co.
Grace was born on May 3, 1921, at North Powder to Frank and Olive Davis Pearson. She attended school at North Powder.
She married Howard Rowett on Dec. 21, 1938. The couple had been married for nearly 60 years when Harold died.
Grace was a volunteer firefighter and worked in the school cafeteria. She also drove grain truck and was a full-fledged homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Keith Fordice of Hermiston, Pat and Jerry Christiansen of Montford, Wis., and Kelie and Bill Mahon of Island City; a son, Raymond Rowett of Baker City; two sisters, Barbara Baker of Baker City and Phyllis Fettig of North Powder; three grandsons and two granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rowett; a grandson, Mike Fordice; four brothers, Elmer, Bus, Pete and Mick Pearson; six sisters, Ruby Butler, Susie Lewis, Dorothy Tiffany, Peggy Spence, Lois Campbell and Alta Coates.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 2, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor