May 04, 1950 - April 25, 2021
Margaret "Peggy" Schwartzmeyer (Rowley) died peacefully in the arms of her son Charles on April 25th,2021 in Phoenix Arizona at the age of 70.
Margaret is survived by her children Sharolette, Karen (Marshall), Gerald II (Natalie), and Charles II. Grandchildren Ashlee, Meagan, Amanda, Gerald III, Charles III, Madison, Jazelle, Ryan, Dylon, Bennet, and Rebecka. Great grandchildren Vincent, Bailey, Aries, Rhys, and Tallulah. Brother Richard and sisters Elaine and Judy.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents Levernon and Francis, and great grandchildren Astraea and Artemis.
Margaret was born in Buffalo New York to Levernon and Francis Rowley. She married the love of her life Charles Schwartzmeyer, a mechanic by trade. Shortly after moving to Phoenix, Margaret began working for Thrifty Drug in Retail Sales, inventory, and office management. Over a nine-year period, the couple welcomed four children into their home and Margaret set about teaching them empathy, humility, respect, and loyalty. Her children remember her as a kind, gentle, and driven mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.
Margaret loved cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening, and reading prior to losing her vision. After the passing of her husband, she continued the focus on providing the best life and opportunities for her children.
A Viewing is scheduled for 10:00am on May 4th, 2021 at Hansen Mortuary located at 8314 N 7th St. in Phoenix, Az 85020. Margaret's son Charles may take a few minutes to speak at this ceremony around 11am. Others are encouraged to share stories afterwards if they are comfortable. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Margaret's life, however we ask that small children not be in attendance. A reception will follow, and the address will be provided at the ceremony and children are welcome. The family would like to thank Hansen Mortuary for their efforts and care during this ceremony, and for the ceremony for Margaret's husband Charles in 1986.