STEVENSVILLE — John (Jack) Charles Darlow Jr., 90, of Stevensville, went Saturday, May 4, 2019, to be with his Heavenly Father and to reunite with his parents John Charles, Sr. an Alice May (Rawdon). He is lovingly remembered by his wife Loraine Vasil (Drogitis) Darlow who has stood by his side for 58 years with great admiration.
Jack was born in Malta on Jan. 22, 1929, and as a youth resided and attended schools in Saco, Garfield, Lewistown, and graduated from Butte High in 1947. Following a few years of college at Oklahoma A&M and MSU Bozeman, he concluded in 1951 at the Military Police School in Georgia.
He married Mary Cutforth in 1951 and had four wonderful sons, Mike (Jeanne) Darlow of Boise, Idaho, Daniel "Boone" (Candelaria) of Saginaw, Texas, Gary (Laurie) Darlow of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mark (Tracey) Darlow of Butte.
Jack and Loraine Coburn married May 5, 1961, and then there were 10. Loraine's wonderful children joined the family, Billie J. Miller of Missoula, Daniel (Arlene) Coburn of Stevensville, Donald (Terri) Coburn of Helena, and David Darlow (passed away 2009). Jack and Loraine were sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple on May 5, 1986. Jack shared a special bond with every family member.
To honor Jack and remember his love are his children, 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, his sister, Gertie Foster, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Jack will be fondly remembered for his "love at home." Family camping adventures, outings, and events were the highlight of his life. He had a great sense of humor that he shared regularly. Whether he was hunting or working in his yard, the outdoors were rejuvenating for him. He is remembered for his lending a voluntary hand in community projects, his joy of history, reading, and keeping journals, the satisfaction of doing his daily crosswords and cryptograms, eating chocolate, stamp collecting, watching old westerns, singing to old-time tunes, and his pride in his country and flying the flag every day. Jack and Loraine were big fans of square dancing, "cutting the rug" for many years with Jack frequently being the "caller" at various dance events. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had a great love for his Savior, was always willing to serve, and enjoyed the friendship of all who passed through the door.