Johnny Neil Rowe age 62, a lifelong resident of the Silver Valley passed away Saturday June 5, 2021. He was born in Wallace Idaho January 22, 1959, to Earl Thomas Rowe and Joann (Walker) Ross.
Johnny the eldest of 6 siblings of which 5, Teresa, Ramona, Bradley, and Catherine (Kate) lived in Woodland Park for several years growing up. They later moved to Smelterville when mother, Joann, remarried James (Jim) Ross. He lived with the family there for a short time. Later moving in with his grandfather and grandmother Gene and Irene Aldrich of Moon Gulch.
Johnny loved life, he enjoyed it to the fullest. He especially loved his grandchildren Jamon & Cooper. He loved his favorite companions, dogs Brody (R.I.P) and Hunter. His favorite past time was hanging out with good friends and fishing. He spent many hours fishing the North Fork of the Coeur d ‘Alene river. He enjoyed collecting old bottles, antiques, and held tight to many family heirlooms. He told many stories about his younger years with his family camping and fishing up at Graham Creek where is grandparents Gene and Irene would spend the entire summer. Countless uncles, aunts and cousins would all spend time there during the summer enjoying each other’s company around a smokey campfire.
Johnny is proceeded in death by is grandparents Gene and Irene Aldrich, Evert and Violet Walker, parents Tom Rowe and stepmother Dolly Rowe, mother Joann Ross and stepfather Jim Ross, sister Kate Rowe, son Thomas Miller-Rowe and a nephew Joshua.
He is survived by his children Damon Rowe (Kaecie McManemy-Rowe), grandson Cooper of Coeur d’Alene, Jamie Rowe, grandson Jamon of Pinehurst, friend and partner for many years Susie Jameson of Pinehurst, sister Teresa Rowe-Jones (William Meacham) of Post Falls, sister Ramona Rowe-Cornella of Post Falls, nephew Casey Cornella of Boise, brother Bradley Rowe (Ida Wadsworth-Rowe) of Rose Lake, nephew Michael Rowe of Kellogg , nephew Patrick Neil Rowe (Sierra Sauer-Rowe) of Smelterville, Kate’s son nephew Bradley Enyeart (Nashea Noble-Enyeart) of Coeur d’Alene, sister Samantha Ross Cochrane (Ron Cochrane) of Smelterville niece Jessica Cochrane (Dylan Beckadahl) of Cataldo, niece Taryn Cochrane-Redmond (Sam Redmond) of Livingston, MT, stepsister Arva Rowe-Lewis (Scott Lewis) of Otis Orchards, WA, nieces Tabatha Poulson-Groth, Heather Poulson-Eustice, and Vanessa Poulson, nephew Cody Lewis, stepsister Carol Rowe-Wirta (Mark Wirta) of Greenwater WA, niece Trista Kay, stepsister Ruthann Harris of Louisiana, stepsister Jo Pines of Tacoma, WA), a special acknowledgement to his friend Leslie Winn. There are many other’s uncles, aunts, and cousins, too many to name but all included.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at the Shoshone Funeral Service 106 S Main St., Kellogg, ID June 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the Smelterville Lions Club. Food will be potluck.
You may share your memories of Johnny and sign his guest book at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com