VERNON FARROW, JR.
Our dear father and husband, Vernon John Farrow, Jr., passed away peacefully on January 4, 2021, at the age of 79. Vernon is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Norma and their three children, Kevin, Kathy, and Brandon, his 16 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Vernon was born in 1941 in Holbrook, Arizona. He lived in Hawaii, California, Colorado and finally retired to Gilbert, Arizona. In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Norma Farrow, who was the reigning Miss Mesa Arizona at the time.
He impressed anyone who knew him with his wit, astounding roofing, and political knowledge, integrity, sense of humor and was known for always being sharply dressed. Vernon was very competitive and endeavored to win at everything he participated in. He loved to play softball, was an avid golfer, and always ran to his ball on the golf course. His enthusiasm for life was contagious!
Over the years, Vernon participated in many roofing associations. In the 1960s, he worked for Owens Corning Roofing and Insulation in Mesa AZ, as well as the City of Mesa, Arizona as a Civil Engineer and Draftsman. From 1970-1980, Vernon was the Johns Manville representative for Arizona and Hawaii stationed at their Corporate Headquarters in Denver, Colorado. From 1982-1987, he worked with Thermo Materials in San Diego and became a convert to cold fluid applied roofing systems. From 1987-2015, he, along with Norma’s help, owned and operated Farrow Manufacturing, Inc. which provided commercial low slope roofing products. Vernon also enjoyed participating in local politics throughout the years.
Vernon was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was loved by all and enjoyed serving others. Some of Vernon’s greatest accomplishments were within the walls of his own home. Vernon was a natural and captivating teacher and mentor to many. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have been eternally blessed by his wisdom and the many truths he taught. We will miss his advice, competitiveness, and deep love of family and friends. We are comforted by the knowledge that families are forever.