Marilyn W. Rowland Obituary – Death, Marilyn W. Rowland Funeral
Marilyn Katharine Wick Rowland (84) passed away on December 30, 2021, in Harrisburg, PA.
Marilyn was born on April 12, 1937, the daughter of Donald D. Wick, Sr. and Katharine Schrock Wick, and grew up in Shaker Heights, OH. Marilyn earned degrees from Centenary College for Women, St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC-Charlotte. She held various leadership positions as a nurse and educator. Marilyn retired from Carten’s, Inc., in 2010.
Marilyn married the late Richard (Dick) E. Rowland in 1961. They moved to Dallas, TX, where their three children, Greg, Gwyn, and Mark, were born. Dick’s job transferred them to Charlotte, NC, in 1971, where they lived until retiring to Black Mountain, NC, in 2015.
Marilyn loved working with her hands as an avid gardener, creative quilter, and seamstress. She was a loyal member and trusted servant of Alcoholic Anonymous for 45 years. Marilyn’s four grandchildren were her pride and joy.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Marilyn’s memory to Wing Haven (winghavengardens.org) or MemoryCare (memorycare.org).
A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held at a later date.