David L. Rowan

City of Death

Santa Barbara

1931 – 2022

Dave Rowan was a man of love and service. During the Korean Conflict he served in Naval Intelligence. Thereafter he returned to his home in Los Angeles. He married Christine Quarton and had his first child, Eric. He graduated USC with a Master’s and was of service as a public school teacher at Crescenta Valley High School. He later married DeAnn Morris and had a second child, Ro. David later married Penelope Ford and they retired to Carpinteria and spent time playing tennis at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.

Over his last several years Dad and I would walk each week to the Salt Marsh where Dad had become fond of all the creatures. He even gave names to each of the lizards like Larry and Lucretia. The last thing Dad said to me before he died was “can we go see the lizards?”

I miss you Dad, I love you Dad, and I am grateful for your gifts of Love and Service.

Eric the bumletts


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