Beverly Anita Rowland of Hood River passed away on Jan. 15, 2013, with her daughter Jill Rowland at her side. She was born to Ralph S. and Lodene M. Sherrell in Hood River, Ore., on June 1, 1937.
Beverly grew up in Hood River and graduated from Hood River High School where she was a drum majorette and active in the band. She was very active in the community. She owned and operated a local flower shop, Bev’s Flower Basket, for more than 26 years.
During that time she served as a county commissioner. Being highly respected, she achieved the position of chairman of the board. She was an integral part on the team that created the Harvest Festival.
She sold her flower shop and moved to Pasco, Wash., where she was a social case worker dealing with the homeless. She very much enjoyed helping people.
After dealing with a bout of cancer she retired and returned to Hood River, living with her daughter, Jill, and son, Scott.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph S. and Lodene M. Sherrell.
Her only survivors are her son, Scott Rowland, and daughter, Jill Rowland, both of Hood River, and her brother, Ed Sherrell, of Irrigon, Ore.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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