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James Farquhar


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James (Jim) V. Farquhar
March 17, 1931- May 19, 2016

James V. Farquhar passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 after complications arose when he fractured
his hip at his home in El Mirage, CA. He was 85. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many.
Jim was born in Carlsbad, CA on March 17, 1931 to Whit William Farquhar and Edna Ella Fitzgerald.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother, Kenneth (Bonnie) Farquhar and sister, Mary Lou (Ron) Farquhar Waller, all from California. After serving in the Korean War, Jim settled down in GA where he started his family. He joined the police force in East Point, GA and earned his Masters Degree in Law at night. After spending 5 years at East Point, GA, he returned to California in 1959 with his family. His love of being a police officer continued with the Beverly Hills Police Department. In 1961, Jim joined the Torrance Police Department. His family continued to grow. He served as a motor officer for most of his career but also worked a short time as a detective. As a motorcycle officer, he was known as Motor 8. In 1976, he was hit by a drunk driver while on duty and had no choice but to retire in
November of 1977. After his recovery, he moved to Las Vegas, NV where he owned a private investigation and security company called Silver State Investigation. In 1984, he moved to Amity, OR. In 1988, he relocated to El Mirage, CA, where he retired permanently.
He is survived by his wife; six biological children; and five stepchildren, David (Kimberly) Farquhar of Bloomington, IN, Joe Farquhar of Morongo Valley, CA, Bill Farquhar of Phelan, CA, Ray (Susan) House Farquhar of Lamoille, IL, Roseann (Dan) Farquhar Paquin of Yucca Valley, Teresa Farquhar (Dave) of Riverside, CA, Robert Farquhar of Riverside, CA, Ella Farquhar Christensen of San Diego, CA, Angela (John) Farquhar Hartley of Lake Forest, Veronica (Darin) Hill Randall of Ventura, CA and Jim (Sera) Hill of
Moore, OK. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitors are welcome to join his family for a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at 27273 Crofton Place, Temecula, CA 92591. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on May 29, 2016
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