Benjamin Charles Kim Rowberry, 33, of Phoenix, Arizona was found passed away in his home on February 23, 2023.
Ben was born to LuCinda Curtis and Randy Kim Rowberry on November 3rd 1989, in Phoenix, AZ. He grew up in Peoria, AZ and graduated from Peoria High School, where he played soccer. In grade school Ben won both a Poetry and Art Competition for the Peoria District. Ben liked the outdoors, skateboarding, drawing, crafting, and building. He taught himself how to play the guitar, and he wrote deep inspiring music with meaningful lyrics.
Ben served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 2012 to May 2014.
Ben enjoyed working as a Take-off Technician at Rummel Construction.
People who knew Ben loved him and they described him as being a bright light in a dark world. He touched countless lives with his selfless service, including friends, family, and strangers. He spent much of his life entertaining and making friends. Ben was an active young man, a dynamic and talented musician, and he was thoughtful and creative. Ben will be greatly missed by his family and friends who were unprepared and who are devastated by this unexpected loss. He is survived by his parents as well as his sisters; Jessica, Kimberly, Adrianne, Caitlin, and Meaghan; and his brother, Aaron. He also leaves behind thirteen nieces and nephews whom he loved and adored.
A benefit concert will be held at Rio Vista Park, where Ben used to skateboard and teach skateboard safety to youth.
A funeral will be held on March 11th at Gilbert Memorial Park at 2:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
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So saddened to hear of Ben’s passing. My daughter and I as well as my niece and sister had the pleasure of meeting Ben when he played at my daughter’s birthday party several years ago at our home. Ben was a beautiful person and musician and He will be missed by so many.
Dear Lucinda & Family:
My family & I wish to send you our wishes that God will give you peace & resignation at the unexpected
Passing of your wonderful son & brother, Ben.
Thank heavens for God’s plan of salvation, for the knowledge that Ben is doing a work beyond the veil of mortality, & that one day, because of the atonement of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, you will be reunited with him as a family!!
It will be hard for you to finish your work here on this earth without him, but until that great day when you will meet again, I hope all the good things Ben did on this earth & the knowledge that you will all be reunited with him to be a family once again, gives you comfort & peace that surpasses human understanding!
With all our love & desires for you & your family to be comforted,
Julia Salazar Cabrera & Family