George Farner

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  • "I worked with George for years at Goldstone. I always..."
    - Ralph McConahy
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George Farner March 2, 1935 - February 5, 2015 George Conrad Farner, 79, passed away in Boise, Idaho on February 5th, 2015, as a result of a heart attack. George was born March 2nd, 1935 to Fannie and Arthur Farner of Bowman, North Dakota. He graduated high school in Bowman, ND and then attended North Dakota State College of Science. After meeting on a blind date arranged by mutual friends, he married Janeane Faye Leighton on September 12th, 1962. He was a loving and devoted husband to Janeane. They adopted their daughter Lisa Caryl in Billings, Montana in 1968. In 1970, George accepted a position at Goldstone Deep Space Tracking Station in Barstow, California where he worked until his retirement in 2000. George was active in the First Congressional Church and acted as the audio/visual technician for many years. Later, he attended the United Methodist Church in Barstow and helped them with their website. He spent many years as an active member of Toastmasters. George enjoyed assisting the Barstow Senior Center on Bingo nights. George was known for his special, if peculiar, sense of humor. He was a lover of jazz music and a never-ending source of strange and interesting facts. He loved to travel. He especially loved Disneyland, but mostly loved to see his family and friends having a good time together. Since Janeane passed in 2009, George made his home in Boise, Idaho with his daughter. He was involved in the local Elks club and his passion for digital photography allowed him the opportunity to photograph many events and joyous occasions. George is preceded in death by his parents, Fannie and Arthur Farner; sisters, Mae Farner and Anne Farner Pembroke; and wife Janeane Faye Leighton Farner. He is survived by daughter, Lisa (James) Benjamin of Boise, ID; brother, Benjamin (Beverly) Farner of Detroit Lakes, MN; sister, Nancy (Jim) Ballard of Lansing, MI; and grandchildren, Adam Ringlstetter of Boise, ID; Amanda (Jon) Schroeder of Waco, TX; and Amy Ringlstetter of Boise, ID and step-grandchildren, Jon (Jennifer) Benjamin, Joshua Benjamin, Jennifer (Pedro) Yanez, and Cody Benjamin, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. George requested that his body be donated to scientific research and his ashes be buried in Bowman, ND with his wife. The service will take place in Bowman, ND on July 27th, 2015.
Published in the Daily Press on Feb. 22, 2015
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