Joan Caroline Rowse, age 94, a resident of Orange Grove, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
She was born in Brisbane, Australia on August 21, 1924 to Caroline and William Gould.
Joan was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her son and her grandchildren. She loved traveling with her family, celebrating holidays, cooking and baking. She held a Black Belt in Karate and a Brown Belt in Judo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph F. Rowse; two sons, William J. Rowse and Earl F. Rowse; one daughter, Sandra Ann Hess; her parents, fifteen sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her son, Robert Rowse of Orange Grove; her grandchildren, Amanda Rowse, Robert Andrew (Tori) Rowse, Natalie (Dave) Hess, Eric Hess, Stacie Hess, Billy Rowse, Audra Rowse, Jason Hess and Brian Hess; as well as fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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