PHYLLIS L ROWELL JUNE 28, 1921 APRIL 23,2013 Phyllis L. Rowell, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, born June 28, 1921 passed away on April 23, 2013 two months shy of her 92nd birthday. After eight years battling dementia she is finally at peace. Just as in life, in her final hours she gathered her family together to say their goodbyes. Phyllis Lucas was born in Gardena, California and moved to the San Francisco Bay area to work in the war effort. There she met and married Kenneth Rowell. They moved to San Mateo, California and then to Santa Clara, California where they raised their four children. Phyllis and Kenneth retired to Aptos California in 1992. Surviving Phyllis are her children; Craig Rowell and his wife Cory of Santa Cruz, California, Karen Rowell of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kirk Rowell and his wife Niki of Teresopolis, Brazil , Kelly Rowell and her partner Linda of Flagstaff, Arizona; and her five grandchildren Seth, Jeremy and his wife Alexandra; Kenneth, Adrienne, and Elena. Her two great-grandchildren Will and Hazel amazed and delighted her in the last days of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Kenneth Rowell Mom was happiest in the presence of her family and even in her later years when most memories were gone, she lit up when a family member was on the scene. She never lost the connection of love that held our family together. We will miss her and rejoice in knowing she is in a more peaceful place. We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for all the kindness and condolences sent to us.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900