Obituary: Robert Furrow

Robert Owen Furrow, 85, of Sweet Home died March 13, 2010 at an Albany care facility.

He was born Sept. 13, 1924 in Cloverport, Ky., the son of Charles and Alberta Pate Furrow. He was raised and educated in Arizona, joining the U.S. Army in 1943 and receiving his honorable discharge in 1947.

On Oct. 10, 1970 he married Viola Varolet in Phoenix. They lived in numerous locations, lastly living in Nampa, Idaho before settling in Sweet Home in 1987.

He worked for the city of Sweet Home at the waste water treatment plant, from which he retired. Mr. Furrow was a member of VFW 3437 in Sweet Home.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Marie Furrow of Sweet Home; two daughters, Linda Snyder (John) of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Mary Carter of Honolulu, Hawaii; a son, Kirk Furrow of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepchildren, Barbara Early (Joe) Roseville, Calif., and Randall Varolet of Sweet Home; two sisters, Charlee Saltsgaver of Martinez, Calif. and Jeaninne Logan, of Benson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Furrow, in 1974.

No formal services are planned. Family suggests memorials to the Humane Society.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.