Christy Rowe Obituary

Christy Susan Rowe
Christy Susan Rowe

April 1, 1952 - December 21, 2018
Born in Anchorage, Alaska
Resided in Eagle River, Alaska


She gathered all the colors of the rainbow, knew each one, and loved them deeply and uniquely.
Christy Susan Rowe passed away in her Eagle River, Alaska, home on Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, 2018, surrounded by her six children. Her battle with sarcoma was a short one, her decline rapid. Still there was time for each to tell how much she was loved:
Exceptionally kind, loving, brave; big heart no matter who you were; lots of encouragement, lots of love; always reminded us who we are; pretty patient, funny, comforting; she thinks of others before herself; an overwhelming amount of unconditional love; strong woman; a model for my relationship. She was there for her kids and grandkids; an endless Facebook page of incredible!
Christy was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 1, 1951, to Robert Rowe and Barbara (McGinnis) Rowe. She grew up a child of the world in Gabon, Brazil, and Northern Canada before settling with her family in Ukiah, Calif. She even went to a birthday party for Albert Schweitzer! Through her father's experience she had a strong draw to Alaska. She moved to Bethel in 1982 to travel to Y-K villages as a school based speech therapist. It was there that she met her friend and former husband, Larry Michael, with whom she enjoyed 17 years of partnership. She settled in Eagle River in 1990, from where she fiercely loved her close friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children who are all rooted in Alaska: the Michaels: Drew, David, Robyn, Erya and Kyla; and Merrill Westdahl (Valerie). She is also survived by her sister, Jill Rowe; and niece, Bianca Rowe, of Santa Rosa, Calif. Christy will continue to watch over her family and especially her grandchildren: Nicholas Michael, Jaedan Chiskok, Andre Westdahl, Merrill Westdahl Jr. and Riley Westdahl. She can't help herself.
Whenever we experience rainbows and their awesomeness, we will think of Christy mom. Her life will always radiate back to each of us. We will miss and remember her always.
A celebration of life by family took place Christmas Eve day. Places she can be remembered are Arctic Valley and Lake Eklutna, where her parents ashes were scattered.

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