Rowena Leilani Wiggins

July 28, 1943August 31, 2013
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Rowena L. Wiggins, 70, of New Bern, died August 31, 2013 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and her interests included gardening and writing. She is preceded in death by her sons, Dale and David Stroud.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Ray Wiggins, one son, Jeff Wiggins and wife Donna of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Tina Culhane and husband Patrick of Rochester, NY; Lori Lays and husband Roger of Brookville, PA; two sisters, Mary Law of Sacramento, CA; Patti French and husband Steve of Perth, Australia; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colonial Capital Humane Society P. O. Box 326 New Bern, NC 28563 or

Online condolences may be made to the Wiggins family at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rowena Leilani Wiggins

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February 22, 2014

Ray, I just learned of Rowena's passing. She was a precious person I am so thankful to have known. I enjoyed the photo gallery posted here. You made a beautiful couple. Gail & Terry.

Roger and Sue Herold

September 8, 2013

Ray, we just learned today about Rowena. She was a very special lady that we loved dearly. We are so very sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our prayers.

September 8, 2013

Just found out about Rowena's passing. Such a shock. Will miss her dearly but know she is feeling at home in the presence of Jesus. My sympathies and prayers are with the family. Ellen Fogel (New Bern)

Revs Charles and Becky Harrell

September 7, 2013

Ray, words just cannot relate how sorry we are to hear of Rowena's passing. She was such a beautiful person...inside and out. Please know you are in our prayers.

Dot Jones

September 7, 2013

Ray, I am so sorry to learn about Rowena's passing. I can relate to your grief but God is always there to help us get through. I remember all the fun times we had doing Dinner theater together. You will be in my prayers.

September 6, 2013

Ray, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this terribly difficult time. Miss Rowena was a very talented lady who will undoubtedly be forever missed.
Margaret Creel at Precision Moulding

September 6, 2013

Ray, all the staff at Precision Moulding and Woodworks along with me send our sincere sympathy to you and all the family.
Wishing you God's peace,
Bill Nelson

Karen Tripp

September 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Rowena. I know you are up in heaven. With Dale & David.

September 5, 2013

Kenny, we've just heard about Rowena. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sondra and Alden Harris

Dorinda Odom

September 5, 2013

I am so sorry i just found about Rowena she was a sweet person we were real good friends Ray you and family are in our prayers