Delores Ann Rowland

Delores Ann Rowland, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Church of Christ at the Colonies, 4500 Wesley Rd., Amarillo, Texas.

Delores was born February 26, 1939, in Gladewater, Texas, the daughter of Obanetta and Robert Harrell. She attended Abilene Christian University where she met her husband of almost 65 years, “Jigger” Rowland. They were married in Delores’ uncle’s backyard. Her mother had made her beautiful white dress for the ceremony. Delores had two children whom she loved dearly, Lynn Allyn Rowland and Phylecia Marie Rowland, who preceded her in death just a year prior.

Delores was a wonderful cook and gardener. She maintained friendships from her early adulthood and still made sure to let everyone know how loved they were. She was a long-time member of The Church of Christ at the Colonies. She loved to travel, especially when that meant eating good food or sitting around a fire and talking to her friends and family.

Survivors include her husband Jeryce Lee “Jigger” Rowland; her sister, Pat Tompkins; her son, Allyn Rowland; three granddaughters, Megan Rowland and fiancé Scott Bittner, Lexi Studer and husband Nathan, and Brooklyn Turner; one grandson, Josh Carruthers and wife Brigette; 4 great grandchildren, Zoee Carruthers, Shipleigh, Flynn, and Georgia Studer.

Memorial donations may be made In Memory of Delores to The Amarillo Angels.  Donate – Amarillo Angels


  1. Roy Winegar

    Delores was a compassionate loving person. She loved her husband, her friends, her school kids when she drove the busses at school. As scripture says, love one another and she did. As a great grandmother, she is blessed with many children. We will miss you but are all waiting to join you in heaven. May you sing praises to him above that has provided a place for you and we praise him for his blood that was shed so we can be born again to live forever. Bless you precious one and may we all walk with him daily and rejoice in him as you have led the way for your family. May God bless you,
    Roy and Louise Winegar

  2. Kana Aoki (Oyabu)from Japan

    Delores was my host mother when I joined an exchange program in 1978. Rowland family had me as a part of their family. They are such wonderful people. Delores is really sweet. I never forget their kindness.

    So sorry I lost in touch with you for so many years,
    I finally found Phylesia last week. So sad to see her orbituary. and Today, I knew Delores had passed away. Saying goodbye to them in this way is really sad, but God will give me a chance to get together in the future.
    Thank you so much Delores, You will be always in my heart. please rest in peace.

    I send my deepest condolences to the family.

  3. Nicky Anderson

    We have many years of “Golden Memories” as special friends, I’LL ALWAYS CHERISH OUR SPECIAL GOLDEN MEMORIES…

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