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Roger LeRoy Rowell

Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 10 Mar 2001 (aged 43)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 176338495 · View Source
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Roger L. Rowell, 43, Lewiston

Roger LeRoy Rowell, 43, of Lewiston, formerly of Nampa, passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends Saturday, March 10, 2001, from a four-year battle with brain cancer.

One of 10 children, Roger was born April 27, 1957, to Thomas and Nora Vern Rowell in Cushing, Okla.

Roger married his high school sweetheart, Debbie Marks on March 26, 1975, in Nampa. Together they had three children, James, 23, Lacey, 21, and Calvin, 19, all of Lewiston. They raised their three children in Emmett Idaho, where Roger worked for Baxter Wholesale Tree Nursery for 10 years. In 1984, Roger and his family moved to Kemmerer, Wyo., to work for the PCC gas plant. In 1987, Roger and his family moved to Lewiston to work at Potlatch Corp. Roger worked for various construction companies that took him all over the United States until his illness forced him to retire.

Roger's favorite time of day was the early mornings. Roger's passion for life was being with his family. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking and outdoor cooking with his sons and friends. He had a passion for horseback riding with his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Deb, of 25 years; their children, James, Lacey, Calvin and his wife, Trina, all of Lewiston. Roger was blessed with a granddaughter from Lacey Rowell and Don Hume, Savannah Hume, 2 ½ weeks old, and another granddaughter due in July from Calvin and Trina. Other survivors include his father, Thomas Rowell of Nampa; brothers, Bobby, Tom D. and Kevin and wife, LaVada, all of Nampa and Calvin and wife, Jana of Cut Bank, Mont; sisters, Mary and David Tapp of Mountain Home, Idaho, Bonny and Sonny Gregory of Conrad, Mont., Judy Poage of Rapid City, S.D., Gladys Nebel of Anchorage, Alaska, Sherrie Trefren of Boise; six sisters-in-law, Jean and Howard Davis of Nampa, Patsy and Tom Woodall of Deer Park, Wash., Susan and Jerry Platt of Kuna, Idaho, Terry and Steve Chicato of Pocatello, Cindy Bates of Nampa and Shawn and Brian Ewart of Colfax; father-in-law, Marlin Bates of Deer Park; mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law. Beverly and Art Thompson of Deer Park; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Roger was preceded in passing by his loving "momma," Nora Vern Rowell.

Roger requested no services, only to celebrate his life and memories.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Rowell Fund at Potlatch Credit Union Orchards Branch to assist with cremation and medical expenses.

Lewiston Tribune, Tuesday, March 13, 2001

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