Therese LeBlanc Rowland
Therese LeBlanc Rowland, 89, of Nederland, passed away July 28, 2018, two days shy of her 90th birthday. She was preceded in death by Donald, her husband of 60 years. She was a proud graduate of St. James High School, Class of 1947. Therese “retired” several times after many years at Greenlawn Memorial Park. She was a Charter member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland having attended Mass as a child, above Cooks Grocery store before the church was even built. Over the course of her life, Therese participated in various ministries including the St. Charles Altar Society and Women’s Guild.
Therese had three children, and if you ever met her, you know she was also an extremely proud Grammie to eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. She and PawPaw took grandkids on memorable excursions in their RV. Grammie ran a tight ship; for example, she insisted grandkids perform a program before anyone could open Christmas presents at her house.
Therese is survived by son, Charles Rowland and wife, Gay of Nederland, TX, and their children Julia Rowland and Grant Rowland; daughter, Donna Concienne and husband, Mark of Tulsa, OK, their children, Dana Williams and husband, Preston, Kayla Klein and husband, Kory, Marcus Concienne and wife, Laura, and Monica Concienne, and their grandchildren Paige, Peyton, Brianna, and Andrew Williams and Kamryn, Kade, and Kyle Ann Klein, and Joseph Amos Concienne; daughter, Rhonda Aguillard and husband, Kent of Nederland, TX, their children Garrett Aguillard and wife, Amanda, Kimberly Aguillard, Allison Waite and husband, Josh, Aaron Aguillard and wife,, Lauren, Wade Aguillard and wife, Lindsey, and their grandchildren Katelyn, Claire, and Grayson Aguillard, Adeline Therese Aguillard, and Henry and Caroline Waite.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, with praying of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.