Dave Jess Rowe

LAKESHORE, Fla. - Dave Jess Rowe, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Lakeshore, Florida on May 17 , 2020. He was born June 3, 1930 in Pueblo, Colo. to Jess Benjamin Rowe and Constance (Thorp) Rowe. Dave grew up in Tribune where he farmed most of his life. He later retired to La Paz, Mexico, living there for several years before moving back to the states to be near family.


Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Irene (Bare) Rowe. Dave and Lois were married in Tribune, Kansas on Feb. 2, 1949.


He is survived by his sister Rosamond (Kenneth) Sleigh of Solana Beach, CA; five daughters; Stephanie (Ross) Niedens, Canon City, CO; Lissa (Keith) Hungate, Marion, Virginia; Casey (Michael) Wisler, Nalcrest, Florida, WenDee Rowe (Marci Penner), Inman, KS; Mona Watkins (Raphael Garcia), San Marcos, CA; son, Bond (Gus) Rowe, Lake Wales, FL; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three nephews and one great-nephew.


Funeral arrangements are being handled by Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home in Lake Wales, Florida. A private memorial is being planned for a later date. Memorials may be given to the Greeley County Library or Greeley County Historical Society.