Tom Farrow Jr., age 76, a lifelong resident of Twisp, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He finally lost a long battle with COPD.
Tom was born in Renton to Adele and Thomas Farrow Sr. in 1936. He married Doris Hutson in 1956, and raised three children (Thomas, Susan and Jeff), and helped raise grandson Nathan Farrow Smith, who became like a son of their own.
Tom began running a bulldozer at a very young age, which became his lifelong career (Highline Ditch Co., U.S. Forest Service, Wagner Mill and many years at Lloyd Logging). He helped with the building of the North Cascades Highway and was also the first dozer operator to help with snow removal in the spring. He was a member of the Operators Union Local #302 and assisted in expanding the airport and runway in Sitka, Alaska.
He assisted with a pack of string horses and mules packing supplies in and out of the Glacier Peak Mine on Miners Ridge near Darrington, working for George Miller. He enjoyed working with horses, hunting and fishing, leatherwork, making knives, spurs etc., and working with his hands. He was happiest when his family was around, especially his grandkids.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Sr. and Adele, and his sisters Charlene and Myrna. Tom is survived by his wife, Doris; son Thomas; grandchildren Meghan and Elizabeth; daughter Susan; grandchildren Nathan and his wife Tonya, Tucker, Bryan, and Cody; son Jeff and his wife Emmaly; brother Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Addison, JT, Avery, Carly, Cassie, Caleb, Jamie, Jemma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, special brother-in-law and friend Don Hutson. He has left a large void in our family’s heart and we will miss him very much. No services will be held per his request.