Rex Farrington

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In Loving Memory of, Rex Edward Farrington: "I fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith," 2 Timothy 4:7

Our Rex slipped quietly into eternity and into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8:20 am. He died at home in Montgomery, Texas surrounded by his family members and friends. After a long battle with cancer, he completed the last steps of his journey and now walks streets of gold forever at peace and in the presence of the Lord. Rex's spirit and memory will be carried on by Karen, his devoted wife, Ross, his son and Kristin his daughter-by-heart and an extended family of relations and friends.

He leaves behind: Karen Moore Farrington- Wife of 22 years, Montgomery, Texas; Ross Edward Farrington- Son, Mongomery,Texas; Kristin Michelle Parish- Step daughter, Conroe,Texas; Ralph Edward Farrington- Father, Yampa, Colorado; Muriel Jane Elijah- Mother, Loveland, Colorado; Connie Dalton- Sister, Aurora, Colorado; Cathlene Marshall- Sister, Brush, Colorado; Bruce Teare- step brother, Rogersville, TN; Michael Teare- step brother, Canadensis, PA; & a bounty of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Rex was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on July 18,1949 a gift of God given into the care of Ralph and Jane Farrington. He was full of life and possessed an adventurous spirit that carried through his entire life. He sailed the "Seven Seas" courtesy of The United States Navy

and served his country proudly on the USS Walke from 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War. After leaving military service in 1972, he found his way into the commercial construction industry which once again satisfied the adventurer in him. His projects took him to many interesting places and he traveled many miles only to find himself back home in Colorado. In 1993, thanks to a little meddling on the part of two lovely ladies, one sister-in-law and one friend, he was introduced to Karen, a Texan through and through, and now his wife of over 22 years. It began with long distance phone calls and ended with Rex, Texas bound. Somewhere in there they were blessed with a son, Ross and the rest is history. Two hearts were joined and two lives set upon a single course. He had now put down roots for the first time in his adult life. He settled into the role of husband and father at the age of 44 and he did it proudly and enthusiastically. He worked and served in this community for over 22 years giving freely of himself to those he encountered in both his professional and private life. His journey grew harder as the years passed, but it only served to strengthen him and forge his faith into iron. By all appearances, Rex was a very basic kind of guy who worked hard, lived simply and was passionate about everything he did. Spiritually, he was very intuitive and had a very strong faith and commitment to God. This was his true passion and what carried him through his final days.

Rex, we want you to know, you have taught us well and we only hope we can measure up to your example:

"A life well lived, a race well run and a finish courageously executed."

No services are scheduled as there will be a private family service.

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