Widow reunited with necklace made of late husband's ashes

CORNING, Calif. - What was once lost is found.  On Monday 76-year-old Marion Rowert of Corning, had lost an irreplaceable keepsake, a diamond made from her beloved husband's ashes.

It was returned five days later, Friday night shortly after KRCR News Channel 7 aired the story of the lost yellow diamond necklace. 

Rowert said her husband is back home, where he belongs.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw it," said Rowert. "I was like, ‘Oh my God'."

The yellow diamond pendant is back on Rowert's neck.  The diamond is from the ashes of Rowert's late husband of 48 years Ron.  Ironically, Saturday, the day after Valentine's Day marks the 10 year anniversary of his death.

It had been missing since Monday after Rowert took off the necklace while getting x-rays at Corning Medical Associates on Solano Street in Corning.

"I'm just happy to have it back.  It's good.  He's home."

Twenty four hours earlier, Rowert was despondent as she described the missing heirloom.

A 91-year-old Redding man saw our story and told his caregiver about it.  It turns out, the caregiver, who asked not to be identified, had found the necklace in the parking lot of the medical associates building.  He immediately drove it to the Corning Police Department Friday night.

Rowert and her necklace were reunited after an achingly sad five days.

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