Archie Morrow Sr. died peacefully in his sleep during the early morning hours of Saturday the 30th of March. He succumbed to complications of Parkinsons Disease after a long and debilitating struggle. He was the last of his family, preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters and his beloved wife Bonita; he was 85.
Born to Walter and Hettie Morrow in Clebit, Oklahoma, on September 30, 1927, he spent many years working in logging camps with his blacksmith father and logger brothers. He joined the Army at the end of World War II, was honorably discharged, and shortly thereafter met and married Helen Rhodes of Camas, Washington. They moved to Pendleton in 1947 with their infant son Archie Jr., and their second son Larry was born there in 1948. Years later he married Bonita Schuening in Friday Harbor, Washington. Though he would move to different places all over the country, he always thought of Pendleton as his true home so, when his health began to fail, he moved into the Morrow household in 2003. Daily, he would assist in the care of his wife till her death in 2007.
He was baptized and ordained as one of Jehovahs Witnesses in 1950, and began a long life of service to local congregations and communities all over the area. The family assisted in the formation and early years of congregations in Pendleton, Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater. He stayed involved through the joys and troubles of his life, and many are the Brothers and Sisters from congregations all over the Northwest who will attest to his kind and gentle care. He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his two sons, Archie Jr. of Pendleton and Larry of Sacramento, California; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
His memorial service will be held at the Pendleton Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18th, 2013.
You may sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.