Faith S. Rothermel, PharmD. BCPS
April 12, 1963  -  November 4, 2017

Faith S. Rothermel, PharmD. BCPS

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Harper-Talasek Funeral Home
503 N Main
Belton, TX  76513
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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HarperTalasek Funeral Chapel
503 N. Main St.
Belton, TX  76513
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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Faith Suzanne Rothermel, PharmD., BCPS, of Belton, TX died peacefully at home surrounded by her four older sisters and family on November 4, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born on April 12, 1963 in Elmira, NY to Joseph Jackson Rothermel and Daphne Land Rothermel. She graduated from Corning-Painted Post West High School in 1981. She received a BA in chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1985. She then became a professional braider working the horse show circuit throughout the eastern United States. In 2000 to prepare for pharmacy school, she resumed studies at Corning Community College, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 2001. In May 2004 she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, graduating summa cum laude. She then completed a Specialty Residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital (SWMH) in Temple, TX (2004-2005) and subsequently practiced hospital pharmacy in the Investigational Drugs, Operating Room, and Intravenous Drugs Preparation decentralized pharmacies at SWMH until the present. She was named "Pharmacist of the Year" for 2017 for Baylor Scott & White Healthcare.

Faith is survived by her four sisters, Pamela (Mark) Cowan of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Carol Mann of Mystic, CT; Diana (Richard) Kemp of Virginia Beach, VA and Beverly (Blaise) Ferrandino of Bedford, TX. Her nine nieces and nephews are Joseph (Michelle) Cowan, Rebecca Cowan, Faith (Shawn) Sonnema, Jason (Laura) Pere, Melody Pere, Tommy Mann, Josie (Howard) Little, Nick Ferrandino and John Ferrandino. She has four great nieces/nephews: Gienah and Noam Sonnema, Ellie Cowan and Mikael Little. She is also survived by her cousin, Deborah McGuinness (James Benedict) of Latham, NY. She was predeceased by her parents.

Faith was known for her kindness, generosity and ready smile. She was passionate about her pharmacy practice, her garden and her canine companions, Jimbo, Islay and Barley and liked nothing better than to watch her dogs compete. She was active in the Heart of Texas Retriever Club, serving as treasurer for many years.

A visitation will be held at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 503 N. Main St., Belton, TX on Saturday, November 11, 5-7 pm with a memorial service on Sunday, November 12, at 3 pm. The Rothermel family will provide flowers, but memorial contributions reflecting Faith’s interests and passions would be appreciated: Spencer Crest Nature Center, Building Code V, 2424 Spencer Hill Road, Corning, NY 14830, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 2914 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204 or a charity of your choice.


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  1. Heather Terrell
    Belton, TX

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Faith was an amazing pharmacist to work with and always greeted me with a smile. It was a pleasure working with her. The last time I visited her during treatment she said something to me that I will never forget. She said she was so surprised by all the love surrounding her, that she never knew how many people truly cared about her. I'm so glad she was able to realize how important she was before her passing.

  2. Patricia Eakins Martin
    New York, NY

    So very sad to read of your loss. I knew Faith in the short enchanted time that Helen Martin, my mother-in-law, was blessed with a common-law marriage to Joe Rothermel, Faith's and her sisters' father. I remember her kindness, her generous spirit, her good humour, and her geniality. She was truly a rare and lovely spirit!

  3. Yvette Dickson
    Lake Worth, FL

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Faith Was a lovely person and I am positive she will be missed by many.
    Safe journey, Faith!
    Much luv, Yvette

  4. Yvette Dickson
    Lake Worth, FL

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Faith Was a lovely person and I am positive she will be missed by many.
    Safe journey, Faith!
    Much luv, Yvette

  5. Edgar Johnson
    Florence, MT

    I've only met Faith a few times.. She was such a wonderful person that loved her dogs..
    I will miss you my friend..

  6. Gil Ngan
    Ellicott City, MD

    Please accept our condolences. Faith was our office-mate during our post-graduate training at Scott & White, Temple Tx. She was always positive, upbeat. She will be missed dearly.

  7. Avril Mills
    wellington, FL

    So sorry for your loss, I knew Faith through the braiding years, she was always a very pleasant person .cant believe she’s gone so quickly 😪 RIP Faith

  8. Karen & Alex Goff
    McGregor, TX

    Our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. We are going to miss her more than words can say. We love you Faith!

  9. Megan MacCallum
    Freeville, NY

    I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I knew Faith from the horse shows in New York years ago. She was always so kind and helpful, to me and to everyone who crossed her path. She will be greatly missed.

  10. Bill Pere
    Mystic, CT

    We had more than 20 years of winderful conversations and interactions, including the best games of chess and Twixt that anyone had ever played with me. She will be missed.

  11. Kimberley Cloukey
    Ocala, FL

    So sorry for your loss and so unexpected. I worked as a braider with her 20 years ago! Very nice person.

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