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Verlin Dean Darrow

Longtime Kenai Peninsula resident Verlin Dean Darrow died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, of natural causes at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 57.

A private memorial service was held Nov. 5, 2003, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Charles Pribbenow officiated the service. Mr. Darrow's ashes will be scattered at Crater Lake National Park, Ore.

Mr. Darrow was born June 4, 1946, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Cleal and Ethel Darrow. He and his son, Kurtis, moved to the Kenai Peninsula in the winter of 1977. Mr. Darrow was employed by Tesoro Alaska Petroleum since 1979.

Mr. Darrow's interests included fishing, photography, bowling, bird watching, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, telling "Picture This" stories, playing practical jokes and visiting with family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cleal Darrow, and mother Ethel Darrow.

Mr. Darrow is survived by his wife, Lori Darrow of Soldotna; mother in-law, Hilma Bouckhout of Soldotna; son, Kurtis Darrow of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Sarah Lacombe of Sterling; stepchildren, Sommer Marks, Bree Marks and Wade Marks, all of Soldotna; five grandchildren; sister, Elaine Wallace of Hermiston, Ore.; and brothers V.R. (Ted) Darrow of Logan, Utah and Vaughn Darrow.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, 7 November 2003



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