"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upated May 18, 2023

Patricia Ann (Ewoldt) Rowray

April 14, 1945—July 8, 2022


Patricia Ann Rowray, 77, passed away July 8, 2022. Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm Friday July 15th with funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, 4200 1st Avenue NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Burial to follow after the service at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Patty was born in Hartley, Iowa on April 14, 1945, to Leonard and Grace Ewoldt (Puhrmann). Patty graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in 1965. She was married to Rickie in Spencer, Iowa on November 23, 1968. 

She is survived by her children; Randall (Jenifer) Rowray, Robina (Miles) McDaniel; her grandchildren, Miranda (Tyler) Dunnam, Benjamin, Nathan, Brooklyn, Madison, Mason; her great-grandson, Lane; brother, Jim Ewoldt, sister, Connie Huffman; brother-in-law, Dan Rowray; mother-in-law, Wanda Rowray; step-siblings, Kenard, Wanette, Shawn and Angie.

She was a member at the Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf. Her favorite pastimes were sewing, baking and connecting with friends. Patty and Rickie lived in Cedar Rapids for 44 years with a “Can Do Attitude”. We will continue living by her loving and humble spirit. Patty lived at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center for 9 years following the death of her husband Rickie in 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Grace Ewoldt, in-laws Richard and Augusta Rowray, sister-in-laws, Marsha Hilton, Joyce Ewoldt and Bridie Ewoldt, brother Dennis Ewoldt, sister Gale Kruger, and brother-in-laws, Lyle Kruger and Judd Huffman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.