Longtime Pagosa Springs resident Betty Marlene Farrow went to meet her lifelong love, Wayne, in the arms of their Savior on Thursday, Aug. 21. She was 87 years old.
Betty was born on March 30, 1927, in La Veta, Colo., to Floyd and Marlene Denton. The eldest of three children, it was perhaps this role that instilled in her diligence and passion for taking care of her family — a skill in which she seemingly effortlessly excelled in for her life’s duration.
During her high school years, Betty spent summers with her grandparents in Bayfield. It was during one of these summers, when she was just 18 years old, that she met Wayne Farrow. After a three-week courtship, and when the late summer rains kept Wayne from haying, the couple eloped on Aug. 22, 1946.
Wayne and Betty’s heritage includes a son and daughter, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Betty cherished her family above all and made it her life’s mission to ensure they were well taken care of and, particularly, well fed.
Betty was an active participant in her community. She worked as a secretary in the Pagosa Springs school system, drove the school bus and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as the Archuleta County Cowbelles. As a grandmother, she became a 4-H leader, imparting her knowledge in cooking, sewing, and other home-ec subjects in grandmotherly perfection.
Greeting Betty in heaven are her parents, sister Floydene Davis, and her husband of 55 years, Wayne Farrow. Surviving Betty are brother Paul Denton and wife Sue, of Sun City, Ariz.; brother-in-law Raymond Davis; daughter Marla Ebarb and husband Paul, of New Caney, Texas; son Alan Farrow and wife Joyce, of Pagosa Springs; granddaughter Nelda Kane and husband Shawn, of Litchfield Park, Ariz; granddaughter Mindy Potter and husband Erik, of The Woodlands, Texas; granddaughter Tracey Mosher and husband Mike, of Bayfield; step-grandchildren Ray Ebarb and family, David Martin, and Brandy Silva, of Texas. Betty’s seven great-grandchildren range in age from newborn to 11.
A memorial service for Betty Farrow will be held at the Archuleta County Extension Building on U.S. 84 on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 1 until 3 p.m. Donations in her honor can be made to Hospice of Mercy.
We love and miss you, Mom/Granny.