Carol Farrow Dow

Carol Farrow Dow

Carol Farrow Dow, a devoted mother who raised her family while working as a school secretary, kept on running into her sixties, garnering a prize in the famed Freihofer’s Run.

Ms. Dow of Windham, Maine, formerly of West Berne, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. She was 83.

Ms. Dow was born on Oct. 26, 1932, in Waterville, Maine, the only daughter of Welton and Verna Farrow. She graduated from Waterville High School and continued her education at the University of Maine at Orono where she graduated with an associate’s degree. During her school years, she was active on cheerleading squads and enjoyed playing the clarinet.

She raised her family in West Berne where she was the secretary at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School and was also the president of the Parent-Teacher Association.

Ms. Dow enjoyed painting, gardening, living a healthy lifestyle, and running (even until her late 60s), her family wrote in a tribute; as an accomplished runner, she was a second-place winner in the 5K Freihofer’s Run for Women in Albany.

“Carol will be remembered as a dedicated mother,” the tribute said, “and will be greatly missed by her family.”


Carol Farrow Dow is survived by her children, Steven Dow of Windham, Maine, Michael Dow of Schoharie, Robert Dow of Waterford, Maine, Deborah Scholz Dow of Schoharie, Neal Dow of Green Island, and Glenn Dow and his wife, Kathy, of Richmond, Virginia; two grandchildren, Samantha Dow and Kyle Dow; and many other people whose lives she touched.

Services will be private. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, ME 04062. To express condolences and participate in Ms. Dow’s online tribute, mourners may go online to

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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