Rachel Claire Nowlin, 96, of Roland passed away on April 2, 2020. She was born in Ronan, Montana to the late Thomas Alton and Helen (Haegg) Needham on February 29, 1924. She always said since her birthday was on a leap year, she was only 24 birthdays old.
She loved her family and was a friend to many. Her love of children is where she excelled as a teacher-assistant for the Pulaski County Special School District and had the privilege of teaching many to read. She is a member of Church at Pinnacle Mountain.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Nowlin; her son, Bobby Nowlin and her siblings, Jewel Stonehocker, Robert Needham and Thomas Needham.
Rachel leaves behind her children Marilyn Nowlin and Patricia Snyder (Gene); grandchildren Sara Rachel Snyder, and Emily Claire Newberry (Chris); great-grandchildren Koen Scott Snyder and Georgia Grace Newberry; her beloved nephews from Montana; many extended family and friends.
Rachel’s family has arranged for a private celebration of life, in light of current public health concerns. Her family is very grateful for your understanding, support and prayers in this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400