Craig Douglas LaRowe
1954 - 2020
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May 15, 1954 ˜ August 26, 2020
“He brought wisdom, happiness, warmth, and
love to every life he touched.”

After years of battling the effects of MS, he died peacefully within the home he shared with his wife, Karla.
Craig and Karla married in 1979. Together, they raised two children, Trevor and Chelsey. He loved sharing his adventurous passions with them.
He was a lifelong entrepreneur and ran several small businesses, a successful local video store (Movie Movers), to a thriving liquidation company. He instilled an important lifelong love of hard work and out of the box thinking.
He was a great husband, dad, and irreplaceable grandfather. The most important things in his life became his grandchildren. They kept him young at heart. Of his many talents, being ‘Papa’ was his true calling in life.
He was a humble man; he never liked to be the center of attention. In life and now in death, he wouldn’t want us to focus on him or the sadness of his death, but instead focus on the happiness in our lives. He would want us to attempt to recreate his famous raspberry pie, appreciate each other and our future and to always focus on making others feel special, just the way he did so easily. “I can no longer see you with my eyes or touch you with hands, but I will feel you in my heart forever.”
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Joy LaRowe.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karla; children, Trevor (Lindsay) and Chelsey (Dave); grandchildren, Anderson (6), Dash (5), Daisy (2), Baby E (due Sept. 17); and siblings, Kirk (Ginny), Karl (Lean), Denise (David), Max, and Eric.
A celebration of life to be scheduled at a later date.
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Published in The Columbian on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 20, 2020
I met Craig and Karla when K entered real estate. The first time I was around Craig, I was struck by his genuine support of his wife’s new career—often a rare quality in our crazy real estate business. As the years rolled, I was blessed to experience the humor, wit and sincerity he possessed firsthand. They broke the mold with this man and we all will miss him in our world.
Lorre Jaffe
September 20, 2020
What a great man! Thanks for sharing ❤ I will always remember the trip to McCall Idaho to visit you guys!
Jan Banks
September 14, 2020
I went to high school with Craig and Karla and later worked with Craig in the video business. Craig was always enthusiastic and encouraging. He was my mentor and taught me to be a success. He was the type of friend I could have any conversation with and no matter if years had passed between meeting it was as if we had just spoken yesterday. I enjoy many fond memories of Craig.
Jennifer (Nunn) Chapple
September 13, 2020
Very sorry for your Family’s loss. In Craig’s memory, and in honor of his brother Kirk and my sister Ginny, a donation has been made to the Multiple Sclerosis Assn. of America.
Cheryl Brierton
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