Fred Ares Rowe passed away March 10, 2000, in Provo, Utah.

He was born November 14, 1936, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Francis Ephraim and Elaine Gammell Rowe.Fred is survived by his wife, Sherrel Butler Rowe; two sons, Edward (Brooke Francis) of Baku, Azerbaijan; David (Debbie Nielson) of Provo, Utah; four daughters, Debbie (Mark) Bracken of Woodland Hills, Utah; Becky (Chris) Bunker of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sherry (Brad) McKinnon of Cobham, Surrey, England; and Stephanie (Daylin) Myers of Logan, Utah; 19 grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie (John) Sims of Springville, Utah; and Jacque (Mike) Folster of Sandy, Utah. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Francis and Elaine Gammell Rowe.

Fred grew up primarily in Utah Valley. His family moved for a short time to Lovell, Wyoming, then returned to Utah where he graduated from Springville High School. Fred served a mission in the Southern California Mission. He received BS and MS degrees from BYU. Later he graduated with a doctorate degree from Arizona State University.

Fred married Sherrel Gay Butler on April 3, 1959, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They continued their courtship for nearly 41 years.

During his life, Fred had a tremendous influence on all he met. He taught Seminary for the LDS Church then later taught in public schools and was dearly loved by his students. After receiving his doctorate degree, Fred worked as the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Records at BYU and developed many scholarship programs for international students. He retired from BYU as an associate professor in the Educational Psychology department. He also served as a consultant at UVSC where he further benefited many students by the programs he developed.

Fred has fulfilled many positions of service in the LDS Church, including developing curriculum, bishop, high counselor, MTC branch president, and a counselor in two stake presidencies. He was recently called, with his wife Sherry, to serve (beginning this summer) as mission president in the Mississippi Jackson Mission.

Fred's greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a wonderful mentor, teacher, counselor, and friend. He also was an excellent photographer and writer.

Services will be held Wed, March 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Salem, Utah Stake Center, 470 E. Salem Canal Road. Friends are invited to attend a viewing on Tues. evening at the Provo North First Ward Chapel, 1260 W. 1150 N., from 6-8 p.m. A viewing will also be held at the Salem Stake Center from 12-1:45 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.

To honor Fred's memory, contributions can be made to the Fred A. Rowe Memorial Fund c/o BYU, Provo, UT 84602.

Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery following the funeral service.