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Tui Benn Barrow

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Lincoln Presbyterian Church, 900 Douglas Road, Stockton, for Tui Benn Barrow. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at Mallard’s Restaurant, 3409 Brookside Road, Stockton.

Mrs. Barrow died suddenly Sept. 19, 2007, with family at her side. She was 86.

Mrs. Barrow was born in 1921 to Austin and Isabella Benn in Pleasant Point, New Zealand. She lived on a sheep ranch and as a young adult lived in Wellington and Christ Church. There, she met her future husband, James “Bill” William Barrow, who was stationed with the United States Navy. They were married March 12, 1945, in New Plymouth, New Zealand.



Mrs. Barrow lived in Stockton for more than 40 years, where she worked for Crocker Bank.

She enjoyed golf and would say her greatest achievement was “not one, but two” holes-in-one. She also enjoyed travel, golf, spending time with friends and family, crocheting, knitting, reading and nature – especially feeding the birds.




Mrs. Barrow recently moved to Grass Valley to be closer to family. Those who knew her said they remember her spirit, sense of humor, outgoing personality, delightful New Zealand accent and love of life.

Mrs. Barrow is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Jacqueline and Jeffrey Gunn-Smith of Rough and Ready and Ruth and Dewey Horn of Scotts Valley; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2000.


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