Stanwood resident Dolores H. Rowland died on September 22, 2021 at the age of 89. Dolores died peacefully in her sons home after surviving a brief illness.
Dolores was born on June 11, 1932, to Helen Tiedeman on her grandparents ‘homestead in Marysville, WA, and grew up on her parents’ dairy farm in Arlington, WA. Dolores graduated from Arlington High School in 1950 and then continued her education with a degree as a nurse in Everett, WA. Dolores attended nursing school with her best friend for life, Dolores (King) Vanwinkle. Dolores mainly focused her nursing studies in the operating room. Later in her career, Dolores worked for Dr. Robert Powers in Burlington, Wa. Powers retired, she returned to the operating room at both United General Hospital and Skagit Valley Hospital.
Dolores will be remembered as a wonderful cook, gardener, painter, quilter and friend. Dolores and her friend Dolores spent many days creating beautiful quilts for their family and friends.
Dolores was continued in the death of her parents Pete and Helen Petersen, their son Gary Rowland, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins (including her special cousin Nancy Tiedeman) along with many special friends she loved a lifetime. Survivors include a brother, Ken Petersen, from Arlington, and sister, Irene Corey, from Oregon. Children Lori Skiles (Bruce) from Conway, their children Nicole (Chad) Walsh from Arlington, Ashley Skiles from Sedro Woolley. Brian Rowland of Stanwood with Kelsey (Dan) Hansen of Arlington, Whitney (Spencer) Thompson of Stanwood and Haley (Mitch) Orcutt of Everett. Gary’s daughter Kiley (Brandon) Ruiz of Lake Stevens. Daughter-in-law Shannon Rowland of Selah. Along with their 14 great-grandchildren as follows: Dylan and Evan Walsh, Addison and Emmy Hazen, Colson and Bronson Hansen, Braelyn, Willow and Goldie Thompson, Olivia and Owen Orcutt, Benjamin and Garrison Roesch, Daxton Ruiz.
Special thanks to Providence Home Care, Skagit Hospice and Rachael Schaut, Scott Cruise, Terry Jones and Deann Vanwinkle (Dave) for all of their love and support for our family.
Monuments can be made to the Skagit Hospice or breast cancer research.
June 11, 1932 – September 22, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) October 3-4, 2021.