Nancy Farr

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nancy Farr, 67, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, her winter retreat.

She was born in Rutland, Vt., on Aug. 30, 1945, the daughter of William and Cynthia (Colbert) Ryer.

Nancy graduated from Castleton State College and received her master's degree in education from Antioch New England University.

Nancy adored her first- and second-graders, teaching elementary education in Richmond, Vt., Merrimack, N.H., and for more than 25 years in Gilmanton, N.H., the place she called home. She was so pleased to watch her students grow to become young men and women, even teaching some of her first students' children.

Nancy loved laughter and spending time with her many friends, walks along the seashore, long convertible rides, her vegetable and flower gardens, music and dancing, home decorating, poetry, painting and the arts, and spending time with her grandchildren. She may have made you a delicious meal or a beautiful quilt, or brought you a thoughtful gift; I'll remember her most for her wonderful smile and the way she made a storybook come alive for her grandkids. 

Predeceased by her devoted husband of 38 years, James Sumner Farr, she leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, James and Meagan (Greenleaf) Farr; three grandchildren, Sydney McKim, Samuel Farr and Taylor Farr; her brother, John Ryer; and three sisters, Carol Shagory, Jeanne Ryer and Jackie Hoes; her beloved friend, John Boniface; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

There are no immediate services. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Smith Meeting House in Gilmanton, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James and Nancy Farr Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.

Published in Union Leader on Jan. 4, 2013
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