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Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat

June 13, 1983 - April 23, 2021
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 5/7, 11:30 am
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Omps Reception Center, Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
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Friday 5/7, 12:30 pm

Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, 37, of Winchester, VA passed away April 23, 2021. She was born June 13, 1983 in Fort Bragg, NC the daughter of LTC (ret.) Robert Allen Dow Jr. and Lynn Janice (Boulton) Dow. Tracey was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA where she was an All-State FieldContinue Reading

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Miriam Franke left a message on November 16, 2021:
I am heartbroken - Tracey was the rock I clung to, the heart I poured out mine to, and the soul that brought strength and hope to so many. I have always felt that Tracey and I were connected, although traveling our own journeys, but along side of each other. Even separated by distance, we somehow maintained this fragile, but nearby, bond over these many years. Always just a touch away. I truly miss her.
Jessica L. Hollis left a message on October 28, 2021:
Tracey was such a wonderful sweet soul. I spent an ample amount of time living with her in Arlington va. She shared the same birthday with my father and would go visit him with me when I was dealing with him following my step mother's death. She always made me feel like I wasn't alone In my own struggles. She will be greatly missed and my deepest condolences to her family. ?
Lynn Dow left a message on June 23, 2021:
My dear Tracey . I think about you all the time , every single day . 2 months have past and I still can’t believe that you are not with us . I’m grateful for all the happy memories and all the lovely photos that we have but they aren’t much help right now . It’s painful not having you with us . I’m told it will get better with time . Guess I’ll have to have hope and faith that it will. Love and miss you so much . Mom
Melissa Petras left a message on May 21, 2021:
Tracey had such a beautiful spirit. Excuse my language but fuck you alcohol...fuck you. Unless you're an alcoholic, you will never understand the demons. For me today, the pain FROM alcohol & how it destroyed most of my life, is what keeps me from ever wanting a drop again. Oh Tracey (tears tears tears). I was the one who couldn't get a day, & your sobriety played a part in mine. As I type this, yesterday I celebrated 4 yrs without a drop of alcohol....though hard to celebrate when we lost such a lovely woman. I know you got this God. Please give Tracey a huge hug from me & give her the most all encompassing peace. God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, so He put His Arms around You & said "Come with Me, for I Am Peace & Serenity". I lived at the Women's Home & was roomies & got close with Tracey. I am just so grateful I got a chance to spend time with her beautiful soul. My Mother also was her RN & friend. My deepest condolences go out to Tracey's family/loved ones.
Eva Bogaty left a message on May 11, 2021:
Tracey - from baby to now, your smile, kindness and empathy has shone through, always making others feel comfortable and connected. I remember you first as a jolly toddler that filled me with wonder and lifted me out of homesickness when visiting you all at Myrtle Beach. You are so loved and missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Hukill left a message on May 11, 2021:
We sure did have fun paying softball together w/ our Kilroys pals BitD.. but I so respected U& your eternal love for animals, like me.. thank U for letting me know abt your rescue group to get K9 critters out 4a K9adventure that they need so much B4 finding their 4ever home.. hopefully I can help them after this virus-hostage we’ve been trapped in? I will help them & donate in your honor ??? Rest EZ sweet Tracey in the loving arms of our Father.. U are safe now♥️
Stephanie Ruiz left a message on May 8, 2021:
I only know of Tracey through Lost Dogs where we volunteered. She made a positive impact and had a beautiful smile. I will be donating to Oxford House so her positive impact will continue. May God comfort her family in this difficult time!
Jennifer Lamm left a message on May 8, 2021:
God bless your family. So sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Austin, TX
Assi Lyytinen left a message on May 8, 2021:
Lenny and I miss you already
K. Joseph left a message on May 7, 2021:
Tracey was one of the first people I met in college. Truly caring, truly strong, truly intelligent. She was a true fixer and cared so deeply. I know through the few of us who she impacted positively, it was tough to hear. Rest peacefully Tracey - thank you for showing us love in friendship and respect.
Lianne Orrock left a message on May 7, 2021:
Tracey, I only met you a handful of times, most recently on my trip to the states and that was all that it took for you to make a profound impression. Your kindness, your supportive nature and your smile have taken a lot of people a long way and you will be forever remembered far and wide for that. Thank you for touching my life.
Barry Feil left a message on May 7, 2021:
To Tracey's family and all who loved her, I offer my most sincere condolences. Learning of her tragic loss, I could only think of how Tracey overcame challenge after challenge, how she put her all into everything she did, and how her love and care for others was paramount to everything in her life. When my father passed, the Rabbi discussed how looking around his resting place, the headstones all had the dates of birth and and of their passing, but the most important part was the hyphen that connected those two dates. The hyphen represented every day of their lives, every person they loved, every action they took, and every impact they had on someone else. In thinking of Tracey, I will always think of that. She loved and cared and dedicated her life to others and she will be sorely missed by all.
Holliday Simmons left a message on May 7, 2021:
My sincere condolences to Tracey's family. I pray God gives you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Kelly Griel left a message on May 7, 2021:
Prayers for you and your family. Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord.?
Claudia left a message on May 7, 2021:
Rest in Peace Tracey. I will not ever forget your friendship, you caring, your laughter and more so I will remember the good times. See you in my dreams my friend.
Jennifer Canova left a message on May 7, 2021:
Tracey and I lived together in an Oxford House. I'm saddened to hear of her passing and will always remember her for her kindness and straight forward honesty. She is deeply missed.
Amy Svanberg left a message on May 7, 2021:
Tracey was a beacon of love and hope. My heart breaks with her passing. Sending my sincere condolences to all her family and friends. She's loved and missed.
Emily B. left a message on May 7, 2021:
Tracey was someone I was really, really, really excited to get to know. We shared a passion of love for animals. She allowed me in on one of her favorite clients to help when she couldn’t. I was in awe of her natural talent and how much progress the dogs had made. Tracey was so gifted and caring. She had a big role in a life transition for me. She will remain fondly remembered forever. It breaks my heart to imagine the pain the family is in. It breaks my heart to have to say goodbye to a new friend. My condolences ?
Maureen and MIke left a message on May 6, 2021:
Tracey was our next door neighbor in Burke VA for many years beginning in 2008. We enjoyed our frequent conversations with her and getting to know her during that time. She was a delight and will be greatly missed.
Lindsay (Regehr) Carter left a message on May 6, 2021:
TDow- meeting you freshman year at GMU changed my life ❤ you made everyone around you better with your smile and beautiful heart. I'll forever cherish our friendship and our time together. I love you Trace, rest easy. ❤
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Eric Slagle left a message on May 6, 2021:
My deepest condolences. I will keep Tracey in my thoughts and prayers always.
Steph Patt left a message on May 6, 2021:
In memory of Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, Steph Patt lit a candle
Lori Lockhart left a message on May 6, 2021:
In memory of Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, Lori Lockhart lit a candle
Lori Lockhart left a message on May 6, 2021:
I was shocked when I heard this. She was my friend for close to 20 years. She was the most kind, loving, giving and beautiful person that I have ever met. Although we didn't stay in touch that much over the past few years, she was in my thoughts often. Her smile lit up any room and her laughter brought joy to any situation. I pray for comfort to the families and all her friends that are in pain. She may not be here physically but she will always remain in my heart. I can't make the trip to Virginia to join in celebrating her life but I will be there in spirit as she will be the rest of our days.
Austin G left a message on May 6, 2021:
Rest in peace
John McMahon left a message on May 5, 2021:
My deepest condolences and sympathy to you upon the passing of Tracey. God bless you and your family.
Patrick & Kim Lusch Family left a message on May 5, 2021:
Rob & Lynn and Family: No words can ever express how sorry we are to hear about your daughter. The love you shared with your daughter will carry you through the darkest and most difficult days. We will always cherish the short time we knew her, and the Kylan and Kinsleigh will remember her fondly as the "cupcake neighbor"...always bringing them cupcakes for holidays. We will always be here for you if you ever need a shoulder to cry on, someone to vent to, someone to share a cup of coffee with, or just someone to sit in silence with. In time, may the beautiful memories outshine the pain you feel now. God bless you all. "If I should leave this world without a warning but not even whisper a fond farewell, grieve not for one more message form the lips God has stilled. Just remember me with love and pray for my soul’s journey to that fair land beyond life’s tears. It may be lonely, and I hope you miss me just a little, because I have loved so deeply my own family and faithful friends. Forgive if I have ever hurt you and remember me for what I longed to be. Have faith that I am nearer to your dreams and fondest longings. For the God of Love shall keep all kindred spirits close together, though the misty vale between this world and that to come keep us from each other’s sight for a few precious moments. Whisper softly that you love me and it shall linger within my soul until you come. Say not goodbye for on some bright tomorrow we shall meet again."
Michael C Boutin left a message on May 5, 2021:
Love you Trace! See you on the high ground! Mike B.
Jayme Naughton left a message on May 5, 2021:
Dow family, my heart is with you. Tracey was given such a gift to be loved by all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.
Savannah Long left a message on May 5, 2021:
Sweet Tracy... I have been so inspired by your journey over the past few years. Thank you for sharing your joys and struggles with your peers. You have made us all better people. My heart is so heavy. You will be missed.
Gabriel Hrovat left a message on May 4, 2021:
In memory of Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, Gabriel Hrovat lit a candle
Joe Newman left a message on May 4, 2021:
In memory of Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, Joe Newman lit a candle
Kat Sanders left a message on May 4, 2021:
Shocked and deeply saddened to hear this tragic news. Tracey was part of a family within the animal rescue community and we are eternally indebted for the love, care and advocacy she showed for the countless animals that she helped in her lifetime.
Nicholas Crenshaw left a message on May 4, 2021:
You will be missed. We love you. Ill miss working with the animals with you.
Leah Davis left a message on May 4, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dow family. This is a time where family and friends are needed and we are all here to support you all through this incredibly difficult time. She will be truly missed and taken way too soon.
Shaina Friend left a message on May 4, 2021:
My heart goes out to all friends and family of Tracey! I believe her spirit lives on in all of us. She truly was such a giving soul! I am blessed to have known her for even just a little bit of time on this earth. Until we meet again on the other side girl! Biggest warmest hugs!
Chris Dundy left a message on May 3, 2021:
Tracey, thank you for being willing to share Desmond with me. He has brought such joy into my life. I promise that he’ll be well taken care of forever. -Chris
Meaghan Cromwell left a message on May 3, 2021:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and light.
Pamela and Kevin Leonard left a message on May 3, 2021:
Our hearts are very sad and heavy at the news of Tracey. She was the sweetest and most helpful girl when we were at Ft. Leavenworth. Her love of horses, dogs, and people is my beautiful memory. Tracey, with the patience of a saint, taught our Melissa to ride a bike. Prayers through tears...... Hugs, Pam and Kevin
Jason Schottel left a message on May 3, 2021:
In memory of Tracey Marie (Dow) Hrovat, Jason Schottel lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Laurie, Gary and Kyle left a message on May 2, 2021:
God bless you and be with you always Tracey touched many hearts and her smile lit up a room We love you and are thinking of you all
Trevor and Becky Bradbeer left a message on May 2, 2021:
Dear Tracey, we're all devastated that this world has lost a beautiful soul in you, we can scarcely begin to imagine how everyone whose life you touched must be feeling about this. May our loss in this life be our gain in the next. Travel well and be at peace. Much love from Trevor and Becky xx
Cathy Trapnell left a message on May 2, 2021:
I am so so very deeply sorry for your loss...prayers for Lynn and Rob and family...Tracey will be sorely high Tracey!! Love and hugs...
Gwen Loftus left a message on May 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the Dow family. I had the pleasure of planning Tracey mother’s Lynn retirement Tea at Woodley Hills elementary. I remember Tracey help in getting her mom there and helping me with the details. Her smile and sweet disposition I will always remember. Rest In Peace sweet young lady. ❤️?? Gwen Loftus
M left a message on May 2, 2021:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Tracey will be missed terribly.
Heather Jennings left a message on May 1, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Tracey was a wonderful friend. She always surprised me with her generosity and thoughtfulness. It was a great honor to have her as a friend in my life.
Brenda Jordan left a message on May 1, 2021:
May this candle be as bright as you were in our lives. This is very hard to accept. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Shannon Kelleher left a message on May 1, 2021:
Tracey, I will miss you and am so saddened that we lost you way too early. I will hold onto our recent conversations and every time I look at Bouldin I will be reminded of your caring and thoughtful nature for everyone.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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