James Walter Rowell
ODESSA - James Walter Rowell, 40, of Austin passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Austin. He was born April 29, 1961, to Walter and Alice Rowell in El Paso.
He graduated from Permian in 1979 where he participated in the band. He attended Odessa where he earned a degree in cosmetology. He had pursued a degree in medicine until he found he had an aversion to blood. He worked for Proteus in Odessa before moving away. He played the piano and organ. He had traveled and lived around the United States.
His mother, Alice, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father, Walter Rowell of Odessa; companion, Kirk Cathey of Austin; and aunt and uncle, Anna and Irving Minchin of Rialto, Calif.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Laura Deaderick officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.