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Martha Jo Rowland

Tyler, Texas

Mar 20, 1923 – Mar 16, 2021 (Age 97)


March 20, 1923
March 16, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Martha Jo (Northcutt) Rowland, 97, of Tyler, Texas, peacefully entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2021.  She was born in Troup, Texas to the late Grover Cleveland Northcutt and Jo Tipton Northcutt.


She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Pam Lauden; Stepsons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Donna Rowland; Mark Rowland, and Gary Rowland. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, A.O. Rowland; son, Tony Lauden; and daughter, Leslie Lauden.  


She attended Troup High School before moving to Frankston and ultimately Tyler where she resided for 74 years.  Jo was an avid artist known by many for her dynamic personality and bright smile.  She was a long time member of West Erwin Church of Christ and devoted countless hours to various service and community organizations in the Tyler area.


Service will be held at West Erwin Church of Christ in Tyler on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM on what would have been her 98th birthday.  Visitation will be held prior to the service.

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Jo Rowland enriched the Tyler art scene tremendously. She cheered my life so much as one of her "art groupies" and continues to brighten my home with some of her lovely paintings, which I cherish along with memories of her delightful personality.

Martha Jo was my cousin and her Mom our Aunt Jo...Those two were the most fun people to be around..Jo's laugh was contagious and her Mom always had a joke to tell.we loved them both dearly and her dad Grover and brother Adrian will always be remembered. She was like a sister to my Mom Vivian,her sisters Lotis and Carra. My grandmother taught her to sew as long as she was alive. Reat in peace my dear Jo.We will always love you..Jean Pope Fox

Jo and I always enjoyed visiting with each other. Leslie and my daughter were the same age, and I had talked with her several times before her death when she called the church. Always looked forward at Christmas for Jo's beautiful cards--especially bluebonnets!