Varble R. 'Ted' Darrow


Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2005

Former Kenai resident and resident of Logan, Utah, Varble Ralph "Ted" Darrow died of an aneurysm Wednesday, May 11, 2005. He was 67.

The second of four children, Mr. Darrow was born in Wenatchee, Wash., on Oct. 19, 1937, to Cleal and Ethel Petersen Darrow. Mr. Darrow was raised in eastern Oregon and married Helen Crowl on Aug. 13, 1966. He moved his family to Alaska in 1973 and resided in Kenai until his retirement from Unocal Alaska in 1992.

In 1993 Mr. Darrow and his wife moved to Logan, Utah, where he was employed at ICON Health and Fitness until his death.

Mr. Darrow enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He always had a "trained" cat by his side.

Mr. Darrow is survived by his wife of 38 years, Helen; children, Cherie and Scott Curry of Kenai, John and Monica Darrow of Soldotna, David Darrow of Logan and Catherine and Mac Gallegos of Colorado City, Colo.; grandchildren, Alicia (Brewer) and Shawn Maltby of Sebastian Fla., Kamela and Kelsey Brewer and their father, Barry Brewer, of Kenai, Mariah, Jacob and Joshua Darrow of Soldotna, Zachrey, Hailey and Hope Darrow and their mother, Heidi Darrow, of Logan and Lauren Gallegos of Colorado City; great-grandchild, Dylan Maltby of Sebastian; sister, Elaine Wallace of Hermiston, Ore.; brother, Vaughan Darrow; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleal and Ethel Darrow; and brother, Dean Darrow.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the Allen-Cranney Mortuary Chapel, 420 E. 1800 N., North Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today, May 15.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association, 1930 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84106.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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