On August 12th former Vail School District employee and Vail community member, Mrs. Gene Rowe passed away after a long illness. For over two decades Mrs. Rowe selflessly served the parents, teachers, students, and administration of the Vail School District.

She began her employment in the early 1980’s as an assistant in Vail’s all day kindergarten program. Soon she became the secretary of what was known as Vail Elementary School – the only k-8 school in the district. She continued in her office manager role opening Acacia Elementary School followed by Desert Willow Elementary. Upon her retirement, Mrs. Rowe was serving as office manager at Old Vail Middle School.

Mrs. Gene Rowe will be remembered for exceptional caring, devotion to others, impeccable work ethic, and lovely English accent.  She created a legacy which is woven into the fabric of Vail.

She leaves behind her husband Dick Rowe and daughter Elizabeth-Anne, her pride and joy, who attended the district beginning as a fourth grader.

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