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Rowena J. (Zimmerman) Carrier

Born: Wed., Jun. 3, 1936
Died: Sat., Jan. 16, 2021

At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private

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Rowena J. Carrier, 84, formerly of Cabot passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She had resided with her daughter Joan since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Prior to that, Rowena moved to Concordia in 2018 after selling her family homestead in Sarver where she lived most of her life and raised her family. Rowena was born in New Kensington, PA on June 3, 1936, and was the eldest daughter of the late Mary M. (Huth) Zimmerman and Robert R. Zimmerman. Rowena was a member of St. Mary Mother of God Church in Freeport where she had been the organist for many years. After raising her family of seven children Rowena obtained her Medical Cetificate. She was then employed at Westinghouse along with her husband Gary, until they both retired in 1994. She had also worked for many years with the Kroger Co. and part time at the old Freeport Hardware Store. Rowena cherished her family and loved spending time with them. She also enjoyed sewing, beach vacations, and playing piano. Rowena is survived by her children: William (Linda) Carrier, of Sarver, LuAnn (Ted) Keener, of Sarver, Daniel (Dawn) Carrier, of Masontown, WV, Teri Jo Carrier, of Pittsburgh, Joan (Douglas) Hilliard, of Butler, John (Jodi) Carrier, of Industry, and Michael Carrier, of Saxonburg. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, and a Brother-in-Law, Ronald Andre' of Mesa AZ. She also leaves behind her dog, Gibbs. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Gary in 2003, who was her high school sweetheart. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Bobby Zimmerman, Carol Andre', Florence Oberdick, Maureen Banks and brother in laws: Leonard Oberdick and James Banks. At the family's request there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport and burial was held in St. Mary's Cemetery in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Alzheimer's Association 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Unit, 1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009.

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Lisa Strobel
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I remember spending lots of time with Joan at the house and wondering how in the world your mom dealt with all those kids! And she still had room for me to come over! Lots of great memories with your family. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days.

Velma Luketic
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
My condolance to the family

Debbie McGuire Andres
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother Lu Ann and Teri Jo. May God grant you peace as you go through this difficult time.


Sally Smeltzer May
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
Condolences to all of Rowena’s children. Your mother was a very sweet person, who I admired from across Lyn Rd. May she Rest In Peace.

Sandy Shaw
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
My condolences to the family, and what a beautiful family you are! I had so much love and respect for your mom: she was so pretty, so kind, and such a good human being! Loved being her neighbor and friend for many years!

Penny Mills
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother,, Prayers and hugs to all of you I have happy memories of her and my Uncle Bunk! God Bless Deepest sympathy Penny

Yetta Straughn
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
I am so sorry to hear your mother passed away. I remember when I was young, she and your dad would come down the hill and watch all of us Scott kids. We had so much fun with them. She will always be some of my best memories.

Judy and Henry Sproat
   Posted Sun January 31, 2021
Time has passed since the death of your Mom, but please accept our belated condolences. Losing one's mother is one of life's saddest occasions. Take comfort in each other and in remembering what a wonderful mother she was.
Judy and Henry

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