Retha Farthing (1918 - 2013)

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Retha Farthing, 95, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Bloomfield, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born May 18, 1918, in Muskogee, Okla., the youngest daughter of William and Viola (Kriebel) Stewart. She married Robert C. Farthing on April 21, 1933, until his death Feb. 13, 2001. Together they were missionaries for 28 years in the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, her husband of 68 years and one daughter, Babette Bassing of Bloomfield.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Michele and John Lawson, of Phoenix, Ariz., Allan Bassing, of Bloomfield, Brenda and Jeff Harris, of Elkhorn, Wis., Tina and Bobby Wilson, of Ft. Scott, Kan.; grandchildren, Annette Lawson, J.R. and Angela Lawson, Andria and Todd Ellingson, Stephanie and Nathan Lovato, Autumn and Bryan Robison, Sean Harris, Heather Harris, Ian Harris, B.J. Wilson, Meliah Wilson and Cooper Wilson, as well as 15 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, 200 W. Sycamore Ave., with Pastor Calvin Partain officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St. in Farmington.
Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Aug. 7 to Aug. 24, 2013
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