Christine W. Rowe


Christine Wilhelmson Rowe, 88, formerly of the Taberg area, passed away on July 22, 2022, at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, NY . Christine was born in Rome, NY, on June 25, 1934, a daughter of Karl and Leona Leuenberger Wilhelmsen. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1952. Christine retired from the Verizon Telephone Company after 30 years of service, where she started as an Operator and worked her way up to Management.

She is survived by her children, Ginger Lott (Robert), Christopher Beam (Abby), Jordon Beam, Elizabeth Detrick (John); Brenda Beam, and her brother John T. Wilhelmsen (Shirley); twelve grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Karl and Leona (Leuenberger) Wilhelmsen; and her sisters, Margaret Burley and Karla Hallum.

Per Christine’s wishes there will be no calling hours. Private funeral services will be held under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. You may view the obituary and send a message of condolence online at