Jay Harold 'POPS' Rowe, 61, of Gravois Mills, Mo., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 2.
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Private services will be held in Boonville and in Everett, Wash., at a later date with inurnment in Mexico.
Jay Harold Rowe was born in Ogden, Utah, Nov. 21, 1949, the son of Jay Herman Rowe and Donna Lee Burton Rowe. He served in the U.S. Navy after high school. 'Pops' had worked for Verizon Corporation, in Washington State, until his retirement three years ago. He then moved to Gravois Mills, MO where he made the most of his retirement by making many new friends, never meeting a stranger and socializing. 'Pops' enjoyed traveling and especially looked forward, every year, to going to Mexico for several weeks.
Mr. Rowe was preceded in death by his father, Jay Herman Rowe. He is survived by his mother, Donna Lee Rowe of Marysville, Wash., a sister, Karen Pascoal and husband Tony of Marysville, Wash.; his daughters, Toni Hayes and partner, Warren Devries of Lynnwood, Wash., Debi Alpers and husband Mark of Boonville, Missouri and Tami Rowe and fiancé, Dennis Everts, all of Everett, Wash., as well as grandchildren, Ashlie Rowe of Everett, Wash., Dimple Alpers, Alexis Twenter, Logan Twenter of Boonville, Mo., and Taylor Hayes and Dani Hayes of Lynnwood, Wash. Nieces and nephews, Bart and Lisa Pascoal of Sherwood, Ore., April and Dan Desmond of Marysville, WA, Manny and Amy Pascoal of American Fork, Utah, Leah and Jay Arnold of Caldwell, Idaho, Vince Pascoal and partner Jamie Larson of Fife, Wash. and John and Kelli Pascoal of Bellingham, Wash.
Memorials are suggested to Boonville Heritage Days in care of Davis Funeral Chapel. Friends may register online at: www.davisfuneralchapelboonville.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Apr. 4 to Apr. 11, 2011