Roller-Ballard Funeral Home

306 South Main Street, P.O. Box 2189, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-315-4047

Gwendolyn Marlene Burrow

Hot Springs, AR

1933 - 2018

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Published: February 4, 2018

Gwendolyn Marlene Burrow, 84, peacefully passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 surrounded by family at her home in Hot Springs, AR. She was born on December 10, 1933 in Garibaldi, OR to Elmer and Margaret Holcomb.

Gwen married John Carroll Burrow on May 3rd, 1953 in Carson City, NV. They were happily married for 57 years. Gwen was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Tull, AR.

Gwen adored a host of hobbies that most notably involved her family and friends. She had a special love of music and cherished singing with the Tull Tones. The Tones consisted of Roberta Davis, Murlene Tull, Sadie Ashcraft, and Jean Carlisle. All were her dearest friends and all shared each other's joys and tears. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and the community life of Tull. She volunteered countless hours to her close-knit home town and rarely passed a chance to lend her kind support. Gwen and John were both blessed with the joys of travel and shared countless adventures with one another. The loves of her life were her children. She happily attended every ballgame, recital, talent show and awards presentation from the time they were born.

Gwen is preceded in death by her husband John; her parents, Homer Holcomb and Gerald and Margaret Gould; and brother Norman Holcomb of Redding, CA.

Gwen is survived by her daughter Monda Lynn Martin (husband Don) of Hot Springs, AR; her son Shawn Wright Burrow (wife Rebecca) of Rogers, AR; her grandson Aaron Reid Barlow (fiancé Kristee Kimble and son Murphy) of Tulsa, OK; former son-in-law Billy Wray Barlow of Hot Springs, AR; sisters Janet Oilar of Fall River Mills, CA; Belva Fulk of Redding, CA; Sharon Sage (husband David) of Redding, CA; and Gail Bowen of Redding, CA. She is also survived by a host of family nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to recognize the staff of Dierksen Hospice and the Atrium at Serenity Point. Both Hot Springs entities provided passionate support and care of Gwen.

A visitation will be held at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home 306 S. Main St. Benton, AR 72015 on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Her funeral service will be held at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8319 North Main St., Tull, AR 72015 on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Ebenezer Cemetery Fund 11101 Hwy 190, Benton, AR 72015.

Gwen's life was truly a wonderful life lived…

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