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Kenneth R. Cadwell

January 5, 1935 ~ October 30, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

Kenneth Cadwell passed away on October 30, 2019. He was 84. Kenneth was born on January 5, 1935 in Seattle, Washington to Charles and Freda Cadwell. After graduating in Seattle, Washington from High school, he joined the U.S Marine and served 2 years.  Kenneth then transferred to the Reserves and was an Avionics Officer for the Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron 12, where he was able to travel to many countries. Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Seattle University in 1970, majoring in Cost Accounting. Throughout his life and travels, he finally met his wife Rossana Cadwell of 36 years, through being “pen-pals”. He became indoctrinated within The Church of Christ, to be able to marry Rossena. They were married on January 15, 1983. After, Kenneth became the Head Deacon at the Church of Christ in San Jose, California and in Watsonville, California.

He was very nice, gentle, patient, and always smiling. Kenneth was great with the children in his family and enjoyed playing with them, and the train-sets he collected. When Kenneth and Rossena lived in Sacramento, they were often visited by Rossena’s sister Ruth, her husband Joe, and their children; Alma, Joey, and Tina. He always enjoyed their visits. He was also an avid, stamp-collector; collecting many stamps from all over the world, as well as coin collecting. Kenneth liked to tinker with his trucks, loved the outdoors, and shooting. He appreciated nature, mountain climbing, and enjoyed fishing.

He will be remembered by his witty comments, his one-liners, and the fact that he was such a hard worker and never complained. Kenneth was also passionate about doing things the right way and following procedures as effectively, as possible.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Brian Cadwell, and son; Stanley Cadwell. He leaves behind his wife Rossena Cadwell, 6 adult children  (from 2 previous marriages); Todd Cadwell, Vanessa Segress (Chris), Stacey Speer (Ken), Jason Cadwell, Inge Cadwell, and Marianne Cadwell, 2 brothers; Fred Cadwell and Steve Burch (Pam), 1 sister; Karen Burch-Townsend (Kerry), 5 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous family members and friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6-8pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 10-12pm. Military
Graveside Honors will be rendered at 1 pm at Valley Public Cemetery.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mehls Colonial Chapel
222 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Open Viewing
Friday
November 8, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mehls Colonial Chapel
222 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Military Honors
Friday
November 8, 2019

1:00 PM
Valley Public Cemetery
2445 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076

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