Kenneth Rowell passed away on November 16, 2021, in Santa Rosa, CA. Ken was born on June 7, 1972 to Roger and Betty Rowell in Arcata, CA. Ken grew up in Santa Rosa, graduating from Piner High School in 1990. Ken worked for Costco for 30 years in Santa Rosa, Chicago, and the Phoenix area. He took early retirement in 2020 with plans to fulfill his dream of opening a business with his wife by the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Ken was a lifelong fan of the Giants, 49ers, and Warriors. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, watching baseball games, and gathering with family and friends to share great food and company. Ken’s bright smile and laughter lit up any room he was in.
Ken is survived by his wife Anselma Rowell Patricio, stepsons Jesus and Jose, mother Betty Rowell, sister Kelli Garwah (Mark), brother Kurtis, nieces Ava and Sabrina, Aunt Sherry Johnson, and numerous adored aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren, and godchildren. He is predeceased by his father Roger Rowell and uncles Marvin Rowell and Tim Johnson.
Friends are invited to a memorial service at 1:00 Friday, November 26 at First United Methodist Church, 2150 Giffen Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice, 439 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.