Rowett, Grace Viola Pearson – Obituary

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.

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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


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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