Beverly Jean Rowe |

Beverly Jean Rowe

Beverly Rowe, 75, of Glenwood Springs, passed away on November 2, 2015, surrounded by her family after a long battle with COPD.

She was born to James and Ruth Maddalone on July 2, 1940, in Glenwood Springs.

Beverly spent her school days in Basalt, Colorado, graduating from high school in 1958. She met and married George Rowe on January 11, 1959, in Aspen, Colorado.

They lived most of their married life in Glenwood Springs raising their 3 daughters, Tammy, Carrie and Gayla. Beverly wore many hats during her life. She worked by her husband’s side where they owned and operated Rowe Stationery and Office Supplies, as well as the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream store. But the most important job to her was being a homemaker and grandmother.

Beverly is survived by her husband George Rowe, daughters Tamela (Jim) Ivy, their daughters Madelyn and Michelle all of Dallas, Texas. Carrie (Ken) Melby II of Glenwood Springs and their children Kenneth III (Jennifer) of Golden, Colorado, Caitlin of Austin, Texas, and Chandler of Glenwood Springs. Gayla Rowe and sons Griffen and Noah also of Glenwood Springs. One great-grandson Grant Emerson Melby.

Beverly has two surviving aunts, Donna Shaw of Fruita, Colorado, and Pat Maddalone of Aspen, Colorado. She has three surviving sisters, Gail Bishop, LaDonna Maddalone, and Bonnie (Martin English) Maddalone of Mesquite, Nevada. And one brother Dick (Cathy) Maddalone of Grand Junction, Colorado. She has five nephews, 2 nieces, and many great-nieces and -nephews as well as many cousins. Beverly came from a huge, close, extended family.

A celebration of life service will be held at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 25, at 2 pm. A reception will precede the service at Sunnyside Retirement Center in Glenwood Springs from 9:30 to 11 am.

Beverly’s nephew, Tony Maddalone, has been on the top of the kidney transplant list for two years now. The medical costs of the transplant are enormous, and our family’s concern of not knowing how to help Tony and his young family were on Beverly’s mind continually. As per Beverly’s request, in lieu of flowers please contribute to Tony’s kidney transplant fund at the PayPal account

Our most heartfelt thank you goes to Hospice of the Valley. Without all of these beautiful, kind angels we would never have been able to get through this most difficult time. Special thanks to: Chaplain Jim, Ann, Kristen, Debbie, Brenda, Chana, Ellen, Krispin, Ally, Lauri, Markee, Jan, and Nancy.

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