Charlotte Louise Dow

May 20, 1928 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Charlotte Dow Obituary

A celebration of the life of longtime Bandon resident, Charlotte Louise Dow will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

Charlotte was born May 20, 1928 in Ritzville, WA, the daughter of O.B. & Altha (McCroskey) Finch.  She died February 23, 2024 in Bandon at the age of 95.

She spent her early childhood years in Ritzville and moved to Coos County at a young age and graduated from Coquille High School.  She went to some nurse’s training and was working at the hospital when she met and married Warren “Shorty” Dow.  They were married October 31, 1946 and began raising their family.

She was very involved with old-time fiddling with Shorty and was instrumental with the beginnings of Bandon Dunes.  The food cart and practice area named in her honor.  She and Shorty were also very active in antiquing and mushroom harvesting.

She is survived by sons, Warren “Bud” & Sharla Dow; Lloyd Dow; daughter, Vicki Dow; 15 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in November of 2015, three sons, Stephen, Craig and Clifford; a sister, Marion and brother Gene.

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Celebration of Life
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Amling Schroeder Bandon Chapel
125 SW 8th St
Bandon, OR


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