Donna Rae (Watson) Farrow

Born: Wed., Oct. 1, 1930
Died: Sat., Oct. 5, 2013

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Olney Cemetery

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Donna Rae Farrow

Oct. 1, 1930 – Oct. 5, 2013


Donna Rae Farrow – a Pendleton resident passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at her home.  She was 83 years old. 

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, October 10th, at 1:00 PM at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, followed by interment at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Donna Rae was born in Ogallala, Nebraska, on October 1, 1930.  She was the last of thirteen children born to Oscar and Bessie Watson, twelve daughters and one son Orville who died as a toddler. 

The family moved to Pendleton when Donna was about six years old.  Most of her eleven sisters married and moved away from the area.  Her sisters Gladys Smith, Wilma Scharn, Della Harrell and Bernita Lick raised their families here.  Donna married Robert V. Farrow on February 3, 1962, in Winnemucca, Nevada; they made their home in Pendleton where they raised a son, Thomas.  In her younger years Donna loved to travel and camp along the coast with her family and frequently her many sisters, they could take up entire camp sites.  Donna had been a longtime employee of Garner’s Grocery in Pendleton until she reached the age of sixty.  Donna loved to garden, she grew beautiful flowers in her yard and a vegetable garden next-door in her son’s yard.  She enjoyed cooking, often using the fruit of her gardening labors.  She was always very family oriented but her true pride and joy was her grandson Gregory whom she adored. 

Donna is survived by her husband Robert V. Farrow, son Thomas O. Farrow, and grandson Gregory T. Farrow, all of Pendleton, Oregon, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and all of her sisters.  

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Fawn Farrow-Hasty
   Posted Tue October 08, 2013
Aunt Donna was a wonderful lady! I enjoyed coming to your house so much as a child and stopping at Garner's on the way home to say hi. Our love is with you.

Fawn, Pudge and Kurt

Debi (Allen-Rauch) Flint
   Posted Tue October 08, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of tremendous sorrow.

Pixi Dawn Allen
   Posted Wed October 09, 2013
Donna was always a close friend. We kept in contact through many many years. She was one of the kindest women I have ever had the pleasure to meet and be a part of my life. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family, she will be so greatly missed. May her wings fly with the heavenly father.

George and Patricia Norton
   Posted Wed October 09, 2013
So sorry to hear the loss of a classmate and friend.

Sheri (Thornbrue) Caldwell
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife, mother and Grandmother. Donna ( and Bob) has been a friend of so many years and she will be missed by all who cared for her. RIP my Friend

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