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Celebrating the life of
Lydia Marie Grinta Rowland
December 17, 1929 - November 28, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Graveside Service
  • 11:30am - Thursday, December 01, 2016
  • Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
  • 12800 Westheimer Rd (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77077

  • (281) 497-2330
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Vigil
  • 6:15pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral mass
  • 10:00am - Thursday, December 01, 2016
  • St. Theresa Catholic Church
  • 6622 Haskell (Map)
    Houston , Texas 77007

Great job honoring a great lady . One of the best legacies of a life well lived is a great family who continues to live well and love others well. You guys definitely do that. We will send a gift to the SPCA In honor of your mother.

Joe and Kelly Foster, Dallas, Texas

Great job honoring a great lady . One of the best legacies of a life well lived is a great family who continues to live well and love others well. You guys definitely do that. We will send a gift to the SPCA In honor of your mother.

Joe and Kelly Foster, Dallas, Texas

One of my greatest memories was watching the 1991 Oilers-Bengals playoff game with Lydia and various other Rowlands. I believe the Oilers fumbled on the first drive and Lydia proclaimed "This game is over. The Oilers are done." She was prophetic as the Oilers collapsed as usual and they were humiliated 41-14.

Cahill, Houston, Tx

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. May the precious memories comfort your heart during this difficult time.

Denise Sanford, Pearland, TX

Deepest condolences to the entire Rowland family. Susan, Nancy and Kathy....she sure raised smart, lovely and outrageously fun daughters! May your wonderful memories help you in this time of loss. With love, Nancy Ebanks and family

Ebanks Family, Houston, TX

I am so lucky to have been a part of Lydia's life. Condolences to the family and prayers are with you. Joann and Richard

Lammons, Houston, Tx

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Susan my heart goes out to you.

Gabby Cruz, Houston, TX

My love and sympathy to all of Mrs. Rowland's family, especially to Nancy Rowland Trent, my friend since we were sophomores in high school. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was so truly blessed by the Lord through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and I know she lived a wonderful life surrounded by so many who loved her.

Ellen Volkert Middlebrooks, Smyrna, GA

My deepest sympathy to all of the family of Lydia, a woman of the highest order and true example of a life well-lived

Mary Kay Coleman, Houston, TX

Lydia Marie Grinta Rowland passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 in Houston, Texas. She had a quick wit, loved animals, and had a devotion to her Houston football teams. Her greatest passion in life however was loving and mothering her children, being Nonnie, and always being a steady part of their lives.

Born in Warren, Ohio in 1929 to Speranza and Giordano Grinta, she was the youngest of five girls. She loved opera, movies and drawing. In the early fifties, she moved to Houston, Texas and began working at Gulf Oil. During a fated elevator trip she met the love of her life, an energetic and charismatic Robert Stephen Rowland. They were married, had six children, and enjoyed many adventures during their 19 years of marriage.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert, her parents, and her four sisters. She is survived by her children, Susan Saied Bierd and spouse, Max, Kathy Johnson and spouse Steven, Stephen Rowland and spouse Luz Delia, Nancy Trent, James Rowland and spouse Sonja, and Robert Rowland. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; Victoria Sukholutsky and spouse Dennis, Jeffery Saied, Elizabeth Saied, Margaret Saied, William Saied, Whitney Franks and spouse Nathan, Pierce Johnson and spouse Kylie, Laura Funderburk and spouse Lee, Melanie Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Marella Rowland, Delia Rowland, Robert Rowland, Alex Trent and spouse Sara, Brian Trent, Tanner Rowland, and Roark Rowland. She is also survived by 8 great- grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation taking place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening at Bradshaw Carter, 1734 W. Alabama St, Houston, TX. 77098. A funeral mass is to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell, Houston, TX. 77007. Immediately following the service will be the burial at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX. 77077.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to CAPS (Citizens for Animal Protection) or SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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Candle tribute lit by Sonja Sekely-Rowland — California

Candle tribute lit by James Rowland — California

Great job honoring a great lady . One of the best legacies of a life well lived is a great family who continues to live well and love others well. You guys definitely do that. We will send a gift to the SPCA In honor of your mother.

Joe and Kelly Foster, Dallas, Texas

Great job honoring a great lady . One of the best legacies of a life well lived is a great family who continues to live well and love others well. You guys definitely do that. We will send a gift to the SPCA In honor of your mother.

Joe and Kelly Foster, Dallas, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Sera Daugherty — Texas

One of my greatest memories was watching the 1991 Oilers-Bengals playoff game with Lydia and various other Rowlands. I believe the Oilers fumbled on the first drive and Lydia proclaimed "This game is over. The Oilers are done." She was prophetic as the Oilers collapsed as usual and they were humiliated 41-14.

Cahill, Houston, Tx

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. May the precious memories comfort your heart during this difficult time.

Denise Sanford, Pearland, TX

Deepest condolences to the entire Rowland family. Susan, Nancy and Kathy....she sure raised smart, lovely and outrageously fun daughters! May your wonderful memories help you in this time of loss. With love, Nancy Ebanks and family

Ebanks Family, Houston, TX

I am so lucky to have been a part of Lydia's life. Condolences to the family and prayers are with you. Joann and Richard

Lammons, Houston, Tx

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Susan my heart goes out to you.

Gabby Cruz, Houston, TX

My love and sympathy to all of Mrs. Rowland's family, especially to Nancy Rowland Trent, my friend since we were sophomores in high school. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was so truly blessed by the Lord through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and I know she lived a wonderful life surrounded by so many who loved her.

Ellen Volkert Middlebrooks, Smyrna, GA

My deepest sympathy to all of the family of Lydia, a woman of the highest order and true example of a life well-lived

Mary Kay Coleman, Houston, TX


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