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Robert C. (Bob) Darrow

Robert C. (Bob) Darrow



On August 22, 2015 Robert C. (Bob) Darrow went home to be with The Lord.

Bob was born in 1924 to Clayton and Petra Darrow on a ranch in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. In spite of great effort, the family lost the ranch during the Great Depression, and then moved to Banff, Alberta.

After high school, Bob drove a truck up the Alaska Highway, hauling aircraft fuel and dynamite from Dawson Creek up in to The Yukon for the war effort to confront the Japanese. In 1942, he left the Far North and volunteered for the Royal Navy. Bob served from 1943~1946 mainly aboard the Cruiser Uganda in both the Pacific and Atlantic theatres.

After the war, Bob joined Morrison Knudsen operating cranes and shovels in Canada, South America and on many projects in the U.S. Operating those cranes was the happiest working years of Bob's life.

In 1947, Bob took a job for Bill Woodall working on the Cascade Dam. It was there that Bob met LaVonne York, and they were married two years later in Payette, Idaho. Most of their married life was spent on their 80 acres South of Boise where they enjoyed horses, cows, dogs, cats and Bob's hobby of old heavy equipment, mostly old Caterpillars and cranes.

During his years in Boise, Bob endeavored to emulate Chuck Colson's "Prison Fellowship" work. Bob looked after the families of inmates and helped them find work when released. He organized a softball league within the prison, fielding a team so the inmates could have a little respite from their confinement.
Bob and LaVonne visited Canada and Alaska many times and had the opportunity to tour Israel in 1978, as well as time in Paris.

Bob was proceeded in death by LaVonne, his wife of 52 years and his sister, Delores Dundas. Bob is survived by his son Dan and his wife Marti of Boise.
At Bob's request, no services are to be held. However, Bob does suggest that instead, everyone take a two hour nap. Bob will be buried beside his wife in Dry Creek Cemetery.

Heart 'n Home Hospice made it possible for Bob to spend his last days at home in the company of immediate family and his ever-faithful companion, Bink the dog. Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for the skilled and compassionate staff of Heart 'n Home.
If anyone wishes to honor Bob's legacy with a memoriam, please consider the OPAL Foundation. This non-profit foundation funds Heart 'n Home services for those who would otherwise not be in a position to receive hospice care and family support.  The OPAL Foundation ~ 132 SW 5th Ave, Suite 150 ~ Meridian, Idaho.
Bob would be the first to remind you that faith in Jesus Christ promises you that death is not the end, but the beginning of life eternal.
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