GC Schow

First post: Aug 18, 2022 Latest post: Nov 27, 2022

What started off as a place of support & encouragement for GC's health... is now a place of my journey as his wife... 

Welcome to GC's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Here is a bit about GC. He is originally from Ogden, Utah & then the Pacific northwest (Spokane)... we met in 1997 at a CorelWorld conference in San Diego. He will tell you that I picked him up on the San Diego freeway because I liked the "package". But the honest truth - we met at the hotel bar & when he smiled at me, I liked what I saw... chipped tooth & all! He's an uber talented artist... funny... smartass... & very proud of the life he & I created together.  When we moved in together, he moved east to be with me & my daughter, Stephanie. We married on June 5, 1999. He found a job as a graphic designer & worked government contract jobs - it was in 1999 that we started our business, ImageWerks. We designed logos, websites & other print materials. It was when the program Corel Painter came out, he found his passion of painting again. He loved exhibiting his work in local galleries whenever the opportunity presented itself. Together, we were a very successful creative team - winning numerous awards for our work. We were also super involved in the community we lived in... He loved to entertain our friends - opening our home to many, he especially looked forward to our annual New Year’s Day potluck party. 

Besides our business, GC had love of history & got us both into Civil War reenacting. He also loved camping & also going on cruises. Together, we traveled throughout the US & also around the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America. He would always say that he wanted to live by the beach & finally he convinced me to move to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2018.

GC has 4 children & one step-daughter : Randall (Todd): married to Cheryl, Tracy - married to Jennifer, Jacoy - married to Bruce, Jody - never married & is deceased & stepdaughter Stephanie. He has 9 grandchildren & 3 great-grandsons (plus grand-in-laws): Dakota (Bridgette/gavin & Keaton); Marilyn; Krayden; Kyler (Nicole); Kameron; Kassie (Cameron); Katie (Drew/Colton); Hannah; Jacob.  

GC's health adventures (as I call them) started in 2008 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer... he kicked that illness... but, in 2010 his real health adventures started. I'm doing my best to recreate a full journal of his health in the journal. 

GC is super proud, uber talented/creative, & is fiercely independent. His current illness(es) are taking its toll on him & very honestly - it's killing me to see him like this. I'm doing my best to recreate his journey so you will know how long he's fought... of course, with me by his side.

GC passed from this existence on Nov. 8, 2022 @ 10:40am. He was surrounded by love & peace.

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