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Vanderlynn Stow, 83

| June 13, 2024 1:00 AM

Vanderlynn “Van” Stow, 83, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at his home in Sandpoint, Idaho. 

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at North Summit Church in Sandpoint.

Van was born June 15, 1940, in San Francisco, Calif., to Ashfield and Gladys Stow. He was a proud fourth-generation San Franciscan and graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1958 and from the University of Colorado in 1966. He served in the Army National Guard during his college years.

Van enjoyed his career in public accounting, working as a CPA for Brock and Company, CPAs for 56 years, retiring in 2022. He was a highly respected business and community leader throughout his career, serving on many Longmont area boards of directors. He was an inductee to the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame and was honored by the Colorado Society of CPAs with the “Everyday Heroes and Heroines Distinguished Service Award” for outstanding professional and personal commitment and service. 

Van married Bronwen Boyle on Oct. 6, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. They moved to Sandpoint in September 2015. Van was a member of North Summit Church. He enjoyed watching sports, golfing, and eating good food. He will be remembered for his humor, bright smile, intelligent wit, and his gift for meaningful and fun conversation.

Van is survived by his wife, Bronwen T. Boyle of Sandpoint; children Vicki (Gabe) Santos of Longmont, Colo., and Marty (Laura) Stow of Ft. Collins, Colo.; step-children Celeste (Jeff) Richardson of Sandpoint, and Dominic DeVore of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren Ryker and Isabel Santos; Elijah, Gavin, Owen, and Ella Stow; two step-grandchildren, Lochlan and Sage Richardson; and sister Virginia Poulson and nieces of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Bonner Community Hospice by visiting Please visit Van’s online memorial at and sign his guest book.