Obituary of Ethel Ferreira Rawlins
May 30, 2014
Ethel Rawlins peacefully left us on May 25, 2014, to join her husband and son in heaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Mon., June 2 at the Hooper and Weaver Chapel, with interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Ethel Ferreira Rawlins, one of five children, was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Waimea, Hawaii (Kamuala) to Margret and Manuel Ferreira. Ethel met and married her husband Andrew Rawlins when she was 18 years old, and in 1955 moved to Glendale, Calif., where they proudly raised two children, Timothy Andrew Rawlins and his sister, Janis Marie Rawlins.
Ethel began attending St. Patrick¹s Church in Grass Valley in 1986 for approximately 28 years. She truly loved the word of God, and attended church services every Sunday.
Ethel is survived by her loving daughter, Janis Marie Rawlins; Ethel’s brothers, Gilbert Ferreira, Manuel Ferreira and sister, Florence Anderson.
Preceding her in death was the love of her life, her husband Andrew F. Rawlins; her parents, Margret and Manuel Ferreira; her son, Timothy Andrew Rawlins and her older sister, Edith Morgado.
Ethel’s pride and joy were her grandchildren, Jason Matthew Rawlins, Joshua Andrew Rawlins and Stefanie Brady Rawlins, along with her great-grandchildren, Justis, Hailey, Mia, Samantha and Tatum Andrew. She had many nieces, nephews and cousins who she thought of as her own children.
Ethel developed many close relationships over the years. She loved her family very much and served proudly as the family matriarch. “Grandma,” as Ethel was dearly referred to by family and all of their friends, always treated everyone she met like family and this characteristic will be cherished and truly missed.