Rowena at her 80th birthday party


Rowena circa 1944


Rowena with her children, 2011



Rowena Surguy Womack was born during the Great Depression with tuberculosis and re-contracted the disease at the age of twelve. She spent three years in isolation at the Irene Byron sanatorium in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, one of the youngest patients ever treated for pulmonary tuberculosis with pneumathorax treatment. Despite these early health setbacks, Rowena maintained a thankful spirit and determination to succeed, graduating in the top ten per cent of her high school class, excelling in speech, debate, writing, music and mathematics.

For fourteen years she was a single mother working two jobs with five sons and a daughter. Today she counts many grandchildren and great grandchildren in the family fold. A cancer survivor, she remains the thankful spirit, guided by her Christian faith. She finds joy in the smallest details of life too, much as a child might do. Rowena is the author of the children's books POPCORN, YELLOWSTONE MOOSE, GOOFUSUS ETC and BALLS.
Rowena is also the matriarch of the

Womack Family Publishing Group




Rowena with daughter Diane and son Tom - 1967







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