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Marilyn Joan Farr

Marilyn Joan Hunter Farr, a long time resident of Ft. Thomas, passed by natural causes into our Heavenly Father’s care, at her son's residence in Safford, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. Marilyn was 84. Marilyn was born on July 3, 1934 in Cortez, Colorado, to Arthur Eli and Wilma Olga Ellermeyer Hunter. She was married to Karl Milton Farr for 61 years, and is survived by: her four children, Milton Wayne Farr (Laurie), of Safford, Elvin Lorin Farr (Janet), of Gilbert, and Arthur Mark Farr (Tanya), of Tucson, Kristina Lea Farr Overson (David), of Gilbert; and sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-four great-grandchildren. She attended Arizona State University where she met and married Milton. Milton got a teaching job in Ft. Thomas, where they moved and raised their children. Marilyn was the quintessential homemaker. She loved cooking, baking, sewing, and caring for her family and friends. Marilyn made hundreds of wedding (and other) cakes for people all over the Gila Valley and Arizona. The heavens now have the best cake maker that ever lived. For a number of years, she taught cake decorating and southwest cuisine and gourmet cooking at Eastern Arizona College. Throughout her life Marilyn was also very involved in Family History and loved all of her family whether they came before or after her time. She was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served anyway she could and supported Milton as he served as the Bishop of Ft. Thomas Ward for 11 years. She and Milton went on 3 separate missions for the Church: to Brooklyn, New York (proselyting), to Nauvoo, Illinois (reconstruction and family history), to Manhattan, New York (oversaw construction of the Manhattan Temple). They built a summer cabin in Nutrioso, AZ with the family’s help. She loved her family and did all she could to bless their lives. She left a wonderful legacy of faithfulness to her posterity.

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This usually beautifully attired, charming lady would pop by driving 'Ol Red in well used casual gear to carry me off rabbit hunting, or riding up to collect pinion nuts. Many a conversation as I watched her decorating a cake, or helped her with a catering job. You were the best thing I found in Ft Thomas, Marilyn. I'll never forget you.

Diane Miller Dec 21 2018 12:00 AM

This usually beautifully attired, charming lady would pop by driving 'Ol Red in well used casual gear to carry me off rabbit hunting, or riding up to collect pinion nuts. Many a conversation as I watched her decorating a cake, or helped her with a catering job. You were the best thing I found in Ft Thomas, Marilyn. I'll never forget you.

Diane Miller Dec 21 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn was an amazing neighbor and friend. She taught me to make cakes and always had a kind word for everyone. It was a treat to stop by and visit whenever I could. Her light will carry on in our hearts.

Liz Black Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn was an amazing neighbor and friend. She taught me to make cakes and always had a kind word for everyone. It was a treat to stop by and visit whenever I could. Her light will carry on in our hearts.

Liz Black Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Farr

Dave Wells Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Farr family..So many good memories of Milton and Marilyn. She was a wonderful woman.

Ned Rhodes Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Farr

Dave Wells Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our thoughts, prayers and love to these Farr Family. Leon & Debi Hinton

Leon Hinton Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Farr family..So many good memories of Milton and Marilyn. She was a wonderful woman.

Ned Rhodes Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our thoughts, prayers and love to these Farr Family. Leon & Debi Hinton

Leon Hinton Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM