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Helen Lee Rowen


1930 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
July 22, 1930 - October 26, 2015 Helen Lee Rowen was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 1930. She graduated from Roosevelt University and taught Kindergarten and primary grades in Chicago, Long Beach and at Sylvan Reading Game. She married Marshall Rowen, M.D. in April of 1952 and came to California in 1954. She was universally acclaimed as the "Sweetest Person Anyone Ever Knew," even during her 14 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was the mother of three sons - Eric, Scott (deceased) and Mark and their wives Elizabeth, Rana and Julie. She was the grandmother of six - Steven, Brian, Matthew, Alaina, Kevin and Luke. She was loved by all of her friends and family, especially her brother Albert and "adopted" granddaughter, Josie. Helen passed away on October 26, 2015. Services are scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 2:00pm at Pacific View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CHOC Children's Hospital.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2015
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