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July 10, 1923 - April 11, 2020: Rowena was into quilting for the Scappoose Senior Citizens Center, where her specialty was ripping apart projects. Her nickname was 'The Ripper.'

Rowena Ann TetzRowena Ann Tetz, born July 10, 1923, passed away at home surrounded by her family April 11, 2020, 96 years young.

She was born in Bandon, Oregon. At an early age, she and her three brothers were raised by her grandmother in Shannon Creek. She attended and graduated from Grants Pass. Then she attended Beauty School, graduated, and was a beautician in Scappoose for 50 years.

She met and married her husband Curtis Tetz in Scappoose. They worked on Curtis' father's dairy farm raising four children. Curtis passed away in August of 1992.

Since then Rowena was into quilting for the Scappoose Senior Citizens Center, where her specialty was ripping apart projects. Her nickname was "The Ripper." She volunteered for quite a few years. She really enjoyed it.

She is survived by her four children, David Tetz, Bonnie Case, Dorothy Ezell, and Kenneth Tetz; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rowena's Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 10, 2021, at 1 p.m., at the Scappoose Senior Center Rec Hall, with a reception and meal to follow. An inurnment is scheduled at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Scappoose, at which time she will join her husband, Curtis.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.

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