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Beverly Rowen


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Beverly Rowen
Dec. 26, 1924 - April 3, 2017
Resident of Palo Alto
Beverly, a proud fourth generation Californian, died April 3 in Palo Alto. Beverly was born to Mildred and Monte Griffiths in Beverly Hills, CA in 1924. She attended the University of Southern California where she graduated first in her class in Chemistry. She married Henry S. Rowen in 1951. Their life together took them to live in England, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles and Stanford and to travel for study and vacation in exotic places, especially in Europe and Asia. She worked at North American Aviation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Port Authority of Redwood City.
She is survived by her six children, Hilary, Michael, Chris, Sheila, Diana and Nick, their spouses and her nine grandchildren. Countless guests, from foreign dignitaries to graduate students, enjoyed her hospitality and cooking and she was universally loved for her lively conversation, wisdom and warmth.
A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Nativity 210 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017. There will be a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Elizabeth Seton School, 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 16, 2017
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