Bret Gordon Rothwell, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Katy, Texas. He was born April 9, 1947 to H. Gordon and Laurel Rothwell in Wauseon, Ohio. On April 11, 1970 he married his best friend Chery Ann Tomczak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bret received his Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1969, went on to proudly serve in the military and received his Master's degree in Geology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1973. Relocating to Houston in 1973 to work for Texaco, he started his career as a certified Petroleum Geologist exploring the Gulf Coast region.
He was an avid windsurfer who loved being outdoors, tending his garden, mastering bread making, roaring around back roads on a motorcycle, spending time with his family and making breakfast for Cheryl.
Bret is survived by his wife Cheryl of 51 years, children Brett and his wife Suzanne, Paul and Allison, grandchildren Casey, Azalin, Falaena, Nathan, Bennet and Quinn.
Published in the Life Tributes Section of the Houston Chronicle on July 19, 2021