Douglas Rowell, a longtime resident of Little Switzerland, NC, passed away at his home on October 28, 2018, after a very short illness, surrounded by family and friends. The family held services at The Church of the Resurrection on October 30.
Doug was born September 10, 1941, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Mary Kathleen Gilchrist and Mareno Clio Rowell, Sr. He married Nidia (“Nena”) Romero Rowell on October 27, 1990, and is survived by his beloved wife, his brother, Mareno Clio Rowell, Jr., his children, Celeste Rowell Russell and Michael Douglas Rowell, his step children Tamara Miles Ogier and Andrea Miles Fansler, his grandchildren Jordan Russell, K.C. Russell, Riley Ogier, Olivia Ogier and Sam Fansler, and his nieces, Kathy Rowell and Cassie Rowell. Doug and Nena loved to travel the world and were fabulous ballroom dancers. Doug will be missed by his family and his friends in Little Switzerland and around the world.
The family extends its deepest thanks to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for their loving support in Doug’s final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Church of the Resurrection in Little Switzerland, NC.