Elizabeth A. Rowe, 76

Elizabeth Rowe

Elizabeth Rowe

LOVELL — Elizabeth “Liz” Ann (Diamond) Rowe, 76, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at her home on Cushman Pond in Lovell.
Born to Frederick W. and Evelyn M. Diamond on April 5, 1938, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Liz spent her younger years residing in Shawini-gan Falls, Quebec, Canada; later in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. After completing high school she returned to Montreal to study and work in the retail industry.
Liz met her future husband, Clifford Rowe, in June of 1956, in Littleton, N.H. They were introduced by Liz’s mother’s cousin. They were married on Dec. 21, 1957, in Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Sherbrooke. Liz and Cliff lived in Hammond, Ind., for two years, before moving back to the east coast and settling in Lancaster, N.H., for the next forty years. In the year 2000 they moved to the family-built home on beloved Cushman Pond in Lovell.
Wherever Liz lived she took an active interest in the town’s activities. While in Lancaster she was a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church and taught Sunday school for several years. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a member of the Colonel Town Players and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. Liz co-owned and managed a children’s and men’s casual clothing store in Lancaster called the Squire and Briar Patch Shop. She and Cliff found special joy in watching their sons grow and attending their various activities, including band, drama, skiing and several Scouting activities.
While living in Lovell, Liz was an active member of the Lovell United Church of Christ, participating in and leading many committees. She was especially proud of the recent update to the sanctuary in the Lovell U.C.C.
Liz enjoyed many hobbies, her favorite being sewing, with a special love for quilts. She also enjoyed painting using pastels and watercolors. To keep physically active, she loved to swim — in Cushman Pond (as weather permitted) or in a pool. She and Cliff enjoyed traveling to warmer climates in the winter, including Florida and South Carolina.
Liz was predeceased by her parents; her brother Frederick Diamond; and Cliff’s parents Hannah and Chester Rowe. Liz leaves her husband of 57 years, as well as her three sons and their families: Douglas and Marsha Rowe and their daughters Jordan and Jamie of Scarborough, Brian and Karen Rowe and their children Katlyn and Caleb of South Worthington, Mass., Mark and Allison Rowe and their children Isabelle, Isaac and Bethany of Hartsville, S.C.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2015 in Lovell, and will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to the 2014 Stephens Memorial Annual Fund with funds supporting the new infusion room for the Oncology Department of the hospital, in care of Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation, 181 Main St., Norway, ME 04268, Attn: Development, or to the Lovell U.C.C. Sanctuary Refurbishing Fund, PO Box 208, 1174 Main St., Center Lovell, ME 04016. Arrangements are in the care of  Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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