Dr. Bethany "Beth" Rowland
Sept 17, 1992
Averagely tall (5'6), with a slim build, Beth appears to be a a woman who's proper and well put together. For one, it is obvious by the way she dresses herself, usually in a more smart casual fashion. Normally this is her default wardrobe though on some occasions she'd wear more casual clothes, e.g slightly loose graphic/printed shirts tucked in high waisted mom jeans/slacks as opposed to her usual buttoned up dress shirts/blouses and skirts.
Resident Physician. Owns a small clinic
below her apartment complex.
Beth has only been residing in Sanctuary for the past year. She originally came from Bristol, UK. She lived a relatively well off life, with her family owning a farm. Both her parents, who are both physicians themselves decided to settle down just a year before she was born.
Though most of her childhood was a relatively normal one, a very significant turning point in her life happened at the age 13. During a family trip that she herself coaxed her parents to go to, they got into a violent accident. Beth luckily survived, sadly her parents did not. She missed the funeral after being in a 2 week coma. Just the thought of losing her parents and missing the funeral after had, and still, tormented Beth. The tragedy became one of her ultimate regrets.
A few months later while being attended to by a relative, Beth found out that she was adopted. Though this added to the pain of the recent tragedy, the news mostly left her wondering for years. At the back of her mind she was mainly curious; about what they were like, what they thought of her and wondered if she could seek them out. Probably as a way to get closure and maybe, get to know more about this other life she would've had.
At 26, Beth graduated in UCL, and for a time worked as a physician in UK. Around August 2020, Beth got a call from a woman from Colorado claiming to have knowledge of her real family, which in the years prior Beth deliberately looked for and sought out for. She waited five years to get a call and now here it was.
It turns out this woman was her aunt, and just wanted to let her know her mother was still alive. Apparently she made attempts to contact her for years but her adopted parents hid that from her. According to her aunt, her mother actively sought her out for years, kept most of her info and did some researching herself just to find out how she was doing.
Beth flew to Sanctuary, Colorado to see her biological mother, Linda, but was heartbroken to learn how terribly ill she was. She had been suffering a severe case of dementia, and have been living as a recluse for years. Their initial reunion was bittersweet but with no one to watch out for her, Beth decided to stay and live in Sanctuary, leaving her life in the UK, to care for the only family she have left, even though most of her life she was never there.
- Drives a 2006 Camry
- Adopted a stray cat named Rhys
. Used to follow her around whenever she gets groceries. Usually hangs out around the clinic.
- Has a younger half brother, who ran away never to be seen or heard from again. Believed to have been missing for 11 years.