Abby Farrow-Stapleman

Died: Fri., Apr. 27, 2018

Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Washat Services

7:00 PM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Tue., May 01, 2018
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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Arlene “Abby” Ann Farrow-Stapleman


Arlene “Abby” Farrow-Stapleman passed on to the spirit world on April 27, 2018 at her home on Tutilla Flats in Mission, Oregon.  She was born on May 10, 1960 in Pendleton, Oregon to the late Elzie and Emma (Sheoships) Farrow. Abby was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  She worked at Wildhorse Resort Casino Hotel as an assistant manager, the CTUIR Education Department as an Indian Education Counsel for the Pilot Rock schools and the CTUIR Tribal Daycare as an assistant manager before health issues caused her to retire early.


Abby traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canadaattending pow wows and rodeos.  She was a fancy shawl dancer in her youth and short-fringe traditional dancer in her teen and adult years and was an exceptional beadwork artist. Abby’s love for horses and rodeos in her youth followed her into adulthood where she met her husband Richard Stapleman in 1986 at the Yakima Rodeo. 


Abby enjoyed attending Nixyáawii Community School basketball games to watch her grandnephews and niece and other family members.  She took great pride in her family and extended family members participation in traditional activities.  Abby took pride in gathering traditional foods and medicines and participating in tribal longhouse activities.


She is proceeded in death by her parents, Elzie and Emma, brother Michael “Jughead Farrow, sister Louella Farrow, and nephew Gideon Farrow.


She is survived by her loving family, husband Richard Stapleman, daughters Adrienne Farrow (Jeremy)AaronessaFarrow-Frank (Brian), granddaughters Emmalyn, AaronessaAdairah, grandsons Tiydan and Tréson, brothers Matthew, Bear (Linda) and Eldon Farrow, sisters Ceceila SheoshipsTherese Farrow and Carol Farrow-Morgan (David)nephews Matthew(Patty), Burke (Dawn), Dan, and Jeremiah (Donna) Farrow and Shawn and Joseph Meuchel, nieces Teara Farrow Ferman(Mauricio)Keysha Ashley (Aaron)Ciel Love (Nathaniel), Alyssa Farrow, great-nephews Tiyapo Farrow, Ira, Jace, and Ellis Ashley, Trent Hunt, Dresdon and Casey Farrow and Thaddeus Love, and great-nieces Marissa Baumgartner, Yessenia Ferman, Chelsea and Celia Farrow, Azure Rose, and Sophia Ferman.


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Nancy Warren
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Nancy Warren.

With our deepest sympathies. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. She is in The Lords hands now. Nancy and David Warren

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
To the Farrow/Staplleman Families: I share your sadness in the loss of our Abby; and also feel priviliged in having known Abby who has rewarded me with fond memories.

   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
R.I.P. my sister you will be greatly missed by all! My condolences to the family and I greatly apologize for not being able to attend Abby’s service as I’m in Southeast Asia!! A great friend a wife and mother and grandmother! Your with God now and no longer is pain!!

Ty and Lisa May
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. Please know we are thinking of you.

   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
RIP Abby. Someone so special will not be forgotten. All the happy times I never regret. Your wonderful memories will live on forever. Abby Thank you and Richard so much for helping me get started with rodeo. The nickname you gave me will always bring a smile to my face.
God Bless

Holly Lindgren Ferrell (Riley)
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Richard and family -

Abby was the sweetest, sassiest, most wonderful, special, caring, and funny woman! I hope she is in heaven giving Grandpa Lester and Grandma Mildred her love. We love you all and are saddened that such a bright light has moved on to the heavens. Our prayers and love are being sent to you. --Holly, Richard, Chad, Heidi & Heather

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