Columbus, OH --- Arthur Varnum, 91, died in his home in Greenfield, N.H., on Jan. 30, 2014.
Mr. Varnum served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II.
His passion and occupation was horse racing. He owned, raised, trained and raced Standardbreds at tracks and fairs throughout New England and occasionally further afield. One of his best known horses was the fine pacer Volatile.
Mr. Varnum also had a love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Aileen Dupree Varnum; children, Luke (Patricia), Jerome (Barbara), Jane, Abigail Van Alstyne, Sally Dyche and Amy (Keith) Gowell; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael; brother, Harold; and sister, Mary Jo Murray.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at the Masonic Lodge in West Peterborough on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m.