Dorothy R. Marlow of Milton-Freewater passed away Jan. 13, 2011, at Regency at the Park in College Place at the age of 86 years. Memorial services will be Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater with Pastor Sam
Boettcher of the Valley Christian Center officiating. Ritualistic services will be conducted by Integrity Rebekah Lodge #175. Private inurnment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home.
Mrs. Marlow was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Gary, Okla., the daughter of Marshall and Leona Ragar Morrow. She grew up and attended school in Gary. She later moved to Echo, Ore. On April 28, 1947, she married James A. Marlow in Myrtle Creek, Ore. The couple lived all over the world as Mr. Marlow served in the U.S. Air Force. The couple adopted their daughter, Sheila, in Frankfurt, Germany. They moved to Milton-Freewater after Mr. Marlow's discharge from the Air Force. Mrs. Marlow had worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Milton-Freewater Healthcare Center until 1985. She then began working as a courier for Baker-Boyer National Bank until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the Baker-Boyer Travel Group, Integrity Rebekah Lodge #175 and BPOE #2147, all of Milton-Freewater. Mr. Marlow preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1985.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Steve Moore of Milton-Freewater; a sister, Pauline Burchell of Washington; three grandchildren, Travis Akin, Tracy Hodgen and Nicole Rakestraw; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Marlow was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Marlow.