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Joan Rowland Gremmel

June 6, 1933October 1, 2020
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Joan Rowland Gremmel passed into spirit on October 1, 2020 with the grace and dignity that she carried throughout her life. As a wife, mother, business person and friend, she wore her many hats with surprising ease, always attempting to be of service to others.

Mary Joan Rowland was born June 6, 1933 in Uvalde, Texas to Ollie Pike Rowland and Robert Percy Rowland. She showed an early aptitude for learning new things, winning a statewide sewing competition after entering her very first sewing project. Graduating as salutitorian of her high school class, she attended Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. Throughout her life,Joan continued to learn, becoming expert in the areas of antiques, collectables and glass blowing.

In 1955 she married Ralph Louis Gremmel after a 3 month courtship. Together they had two children and in 1982 they founded Summa Insurance Managers, a commercial insurance firm. Joan and Ralph were both proud of the business's success, but were most proud of the 65 years that they were together. Joan is preceded in death by her mother, Ollie Pike Rowland, her father, Robert Percy Rowland and by her husband of 65 years, Ralph Louis Gremmel.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Andrew Rowland (Dotty), her son, Alan Louis Gremmel(Deane), her daughter, Sally Diane Gremmel and granddaughters Michelle Gremmel Coughlin (Cody) and Courtney Diane Gremmel (Michow Fujishima).' She is also survived by a great granddaughter, Clara Diana Coughlin and many cousins, nieces and nephews that she loved.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 1pm at Katy Funeral Home, 33350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, Texas 77494. A reception will follow in the event room at Katy Funeral home.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Catered Reception

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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