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Donald Gene Barrow

Donald Gene Barrow

Oct. 5, 1931 - May 12, 2023

Date of Service: May 20, 2023

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KIMBERLY – Donald Gene Barrow, a 91-year-old resident of Kimberly, passed away Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home from age related complications.

He was born in Rigby, Idaho, to Jessie Elizabeth Brown and Earl Raymond Barrow on October 5, 1931. He was the fifth child in a family of six (three brothers, J, Lynn, and Wayne; and two sisters, Norma and Lucile) and gained three more siblings (Marvin, Beulah, and Robert) after Jessie married Robert H. Olsen in 1940. He married Janette Huffaker on October 24, 1952, in the Idaho Falls Temple. His entire life revolved around three things: family, farming, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He learned to work at a very young age, and started pitching in around the farm at the age of 2 – when he would open gates, and pitch straw with a broken pitchfork to help his dad in the evenings. His work ethic grew from there. Wherever he went he was always willing to help anyone in need.

Don and Janette had seven children, Dennis, David, Karla, Connie, Ron, Jana and Joe, who they taught to work hard and get along – or else there would be more work to do. One of their greatest sorrows was losing Connie at two days old. They settled in the Raft River area and farmed for Darrell Cook for many years, and continued to serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including many assignments that required multiple drives to the church 30 minutes each way in a single day. Janette passed away from cancer in 1978, leaving Don with two small children to raise with the help of the older four children.

Don married Connie Lorraine Moncur on March 9, 1988, in the Logan Utah Temple. She became an instant wife, mother, and grandmother to a very opinionated, sarcastic, but loving group. Don and Connie moved to Elba in 1994 and continued to serve others, farm, and enjoy having all the children out of the house. They served in the Iowa Des Moines Mission from 2002-2004. Following, they served at the Bishop’s Storehouse in Burley and as temple workers in Twin Falls.

Don was the last of his brothers and sisters to pass away. We are sure there was an immense reunion as he returned to his parents, loving wife and daughter, and his brothers and sisters. He will be sorely missed by his surviving wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends. We know there will be a great pinochle game of all the Barrow’s in heaven, and then they will all get to work.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, with Bishop Todd Jensen officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group. Burial will follow at the Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, 4023 Ririe Hwy., in Rigby.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home.

Condolences for Donald Gene Barrow

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From Vance Campbell:
Connie I am sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family.
From Shanna and Mike Farwell:
Connie just found out about Don’s passing. Mike throughly loved working with him. We both love you and Don I pray that you will feel
The Lord’s comfort.
From Laura Moncur Jayo:
Connie so sorry to hear about Don's passing. So enjoyed the few times you were able to come here to visit. Such a kind man. Love to you and the family thank you love you.
From Marilyn Moon:
Dear Cousin Connie, I just read of Don's passing--so sorry, meant to call! Durell & I are sending our love & prayers, Marilyn & Durell Moon
From Tom and Marie Hitt:
We loved getting to know all of the Barrow family when we lived in Raft River. We also were so glad when he married Connie and moved to Elba. He was such a special quiet man. You have our condolences.
From Cory & Gina Anderson :
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your familly
From Clair and Judy Teeter:
Sorry to hear this news, Connie. We so enjoyed your time living here in Elba. So Thankful for the Great Examples you were to all of us and for your generosity given to our community. Thinking of you with Love and Sympathy.
From Laurie Darrington :
I am so sorry for your loss dear Connie. I just read Don obituary , it was very nice. I hadn't realized that you had been together for as long as you had. I miss seeing you and Don. I am grateful for your friendship. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Love you. My prayers will be with you.
From Gary & Susy Harper:
As I think of Don, I think of a man of integrity, kindness and a great welcoming smile. He is a great example to follow. It was a pleasure to be in his presence and feel of his wit and devotion to things of importance. We send our love to you, Connie and the family.
From Gloria Tegan:
Our family loved you Don. We are sending love and good thoughts to you Connie and the rest of the family.
From Susie Winder :
I’m so sorry for your earthly loss of a great man. No doubt that he’s up in heaven watching over you! My love and prayers for all of your family!
From Lewis G. Roberts:
I'm sorry to hear of your loss of Don, Connie. I really enjoyed the association and friendship of Don and you when you lived here in Elba, He lived a long and good life. He was always kind and respectful. Thank you for letting me be part of both of your life experiences. I offer my sincere condolences at this time. Even through your sorrow at this time you will feel the Saviors peace and comfort. Warm Regards , Lew Roberts
From Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Blackfoot:
Rest in peace with honor and gratitude for your service.

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