Polly Rohrbach, known to many as “Mother Polly,” died Feb. 16, 2019.
Polly Ann Peppard was born April 18, 1946, in Missoula, Montana, to the late Eugene and Pauline Peppard. She and her three siblings were raised in the Flathead and Missoula valleys where her adventurous spirit was fostered. She stayed in Missoula for college, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and could be found cheering at football games. In the summers she was a baker at the famed Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. During a semester abroad her love for travel was sparked while hitchhiking around Hawaii.
After graduating, she became a stewardess for Northwest Airlines. When she wasn’t flying she was having fun with her friends and faithful lab Jesse, exploring Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and the Puget Sound. During this time she met her future husband, Fred Rohrbach, and visited him in Saigon just before it fell to North Vietnam. After they married she left flying for new adventures as mother to three boys and wife to an international businessman.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Fred Rohrbach; sons Christian (Jin Young), Kurt (Jenni) and Matthew (Katrina); siblings Charles, Lee and Alice; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Gertrud Rohrbach.
A celebration of her life is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Enumclaw ExpoCenter Fieldhouse, 1456 Roosevelt Ave. E., Enumclaw, 98022. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Glacier National Park Conservancy’s effort to rebuild Sperry Chalet, http://www.glacier.org/sperry-chalet/action-fund.
All are welcome to share a memory on the tribute wall at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.