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Cecil John Rowe, 64

| November 8, 2023 2:00 AM

Cecil John Rowe lost his battle with cancer on Oct. 29, 2023 in Springfield, Oregon. Cecil passed away peacefully with his wife Sherry by his side. Cecil was born in Whitefish and lived most of his life in Columbia Falls.  He met his wife Sherry Sterna in Mandan, North Dakota while traveling with a seismic measuring team in August 1980. They married in Salmon, Idaho on May 24h 1982. They spent a year traveling together working with the seismologist team before settling down in Mandan. They lived in Mandan until 1994 when they moved to Columbia Falls. In 2022 they moved to Eugene, Oregon to be close to their two grandchildren.

Cecil was a good man; kind, caring, and fair. Cecil’s biggest love was Sherry. He supported and cared for her in all their adventures. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and going for drives in the country. After retiring from WoodTech Door in 2016, he found joy in grocery shopping and cooking. 

Cecil leaves behind the love of his life, Sherry, his son Cody Sterna (Kalena), and his grandchildren Lydia and Harrison Sterna.  Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Arlene, and his siblings, Vicki and Curtis. Cecil will be missed by his family and remembered by many more.