Anita Osias Villar Farin|
Anita Farin passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 in Seattle, WA at the age of 85. She was born in 1928 in the province of Balaoan, La Union, Philippines to Victor Obillo Villar and Martina Osias Villar. She and her mother sailed to Seattle in 1931 to join her father, who had already settled in the city.
Anita graduated Broadway High School, Seattle in 1946 and went on to attend the University of Washington, earning a BA in Economics and Business in 1950. Active in the Filipino community, she was an editor of the Filipino Forum, a monthly newsletter and also served as Filipino Community Queen in 1947. She married Federico B. Farin in 1950 and the couple settled in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, raising two sons. The Farins owned and managed several apartments in the area as well as "Anita's Market," a small grocery where she worked as a cashier from the '50's to the '70's. On her days off, she loved to visit her parent's farm in Bellevue. Anita was a kind and generous mother, aunt, landlord and friend to many. Her skill at the Mah Jongg table was near-legendary. In her later years, she loved to travel, and enjoyed visiting such places as Europe, Thailand, and South America. Many winters were spent at the family's beach house in San Narciso, Zambales, PI. Her smiles and laughter will be greatly missed but her memory will remain in our hearts.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Federico Bejar Farin. She is survived by her two sons, Federico (Lisa) and Victor Farin, sister Shirley O. Benitez, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life, rosary and viewing will take place on Friday Feb. 7 at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church, 820 18th Ave, Seattle.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday Feb. 8, 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by burial services and reception at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Pl, Bellevue.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5, 2014