Arthur D. Morrow 1921 - 2007
Arthur D. Morrow, 86, died Aug. 26, 2007. He was born Feb. 15, 1921, near Miami, Okla.
After several deferments, Art enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and was assigned to E Company, 143rd Regiment, 36th infantry division. During an invasion of Italy in October 1943, he became a prisoner of war. He was released to return to the states in April 1945. He remained in the Army reserves until 1981, retiring as a Major.
He was a custom home builder in Eugene, Ore., for 20 years under the name of Homes of Art. He later worked for the City of Eugene in their renewal agency. After retirement in 1981, he volunteered his time at church campgrounds in Oregon before joining Mobile Missionary Assistance Program in 1984. He continued working with MMAP until 1998. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Camp Verde, and was a member of Gideon's International in Oregon during the mid '70s and '80s serving in various officer positions.
He married is first wife Mildred in 1945, she died in 1993 and the following year he married Virginia Ogburn. They settled in Camp Verde and in 2006 moved to the Cottonwood Village. He is survived by his wife Virginia, his six children Marilyn Wilson, Ruth Stringer, Kathleen Culver, Karen Morrow, and Paul Morrow all of Oregon, a step-son Robert Ogburn of Texas, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three sister and one brother.
Memorial services will be held at the Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Ave on September 5, at 10 a.m. and at the First Baptist Church in Camp Verde at a later date. Burial will be at the Sunset Hills Cemetery, 4810 Willamette St. Eugene. Memorial contributions can be made to the Northern Arizona Hospice.
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