Ethel M. Rowland


(Feb. 12, 2007)

Funeral services for Ethel M. Rowland of Riverton will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Don Schlichting of the United Methodist Church of Riverton will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

There will be a viewing from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rowland died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper at the age of 77.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1929, in Cody, the daughter of Marvin Ewalt and Clara Jensina (Neilson) Ewalt. She grew up in Cody and attended the Cody school.

On Aug. 30, 1946, she married John Rowland in Cody while still a senior in high school.

The family initially made their home in Cody, moved to Casper, where they lived from1964-68, then moved to Bull Lake where they owned and operated the lodge for four years. After selling the Bull Lake Lodge they moved to the Pavillion area and Mrs. Rowland worked as a library aide for the Wind River Schools for 17 years. They moved into the Riverton area in 1987.

Mrs. Rowland operated a daycare in Cody for several years, and had worked several years at Hilltop Drug in Casper before coming to Fremont County for business operations and then her 17 years with the school district.

Her family said Mrs. Rowland enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle, and she liked helping others.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a volunteer for the Heart Fund, a volunteer for the Senior Center, helped with the Health Fairs, and participated in the activities of the Circle K Extension Club.

Mrs. Rowland is survived by her husband, John of Riverton; sons, John Edward Rowland and his wife Vicky of Snyder, Tex., and Michael L. Rowland and wife June of Farmington, N.M.; daughter, Patricia Marie Thompson and her husband Don of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Berghorst and her husband Marvin of Riverton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.