Eileen Farson, 75, died Jan. 25, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services from complications of diabetes.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. MST Tuesday at the Haren-Wood Payette Chapel, 840 6th Ave. S. at Payette, Idaho. Vault interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Payette.
Eileen Muriel Withrow Farson was born to Wallace and Viola May Hofeldt Withrow on March 7, 1926, at Cleveland, Mont. She spent her youth traveling with her family while her father worked construction.
Eileen was a 1944 Baker High School graduate. On July 3, 1947, she married W.H. “Bill” Farson at Payette. They made their home in the Ontario and Payette areas. They had three children: Jim, Jan and Joni. Eileen worked for 25 years as a nurse for Dr. I.R. Woodward.
Bill and Eileen lived in Halfway from 1951 to 1953. When they left Halfway, their intent was always to return. In 1979 they built their home in Halfway and were completely moved to Halfway by 1985.
Eileen enjoyed quilting and making afghans. She also enjoyed growing flowers, and her specialties were gladiolus, begonias and pansies. Eileen enjoyed her kitties and never missed an opportunity to travel.
She was a member of Pine Valley’s Carson Club and several bridge groups. Eileen will be most remembered as being a very kind person who was very thoughtful of others.
Survivors include her husband W.H. “Bill” Farson of Halfway; son, Jim, and his wife, Genia, of Boise; daughters, Janet Farson of Salt Lake City and Joni and her husband, Dennis Griffin, of Boise; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Thaniel and Megan; a sister Roberta and her husband, Bob Troyer, of Parma; brother, Lee, and his wife, Viola Withrow; and several nieces and nephews and many very special friends.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor