Leonard Stephen "Steve" Farson, (LCDR US Navy Retired) died suddenly Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Yucca Valley, CA after visiting family; he was 71. He was born December 27, 1939 to Naomi Elizabeth Humphrey and Lloyd McLain Farson in Kansas City, MO.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann S. Farson of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Julie A. Craig and husband Glenn of Spring, TX; son CWO3 James S. Farson, USMC, wife Wendy and granddaughter Kayla of 29 Palms, CA.
Steve grew up in Houston, TX; graduated from Lamar High School January 1958 and earned a BBA in General Business from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. He entered US Naval service February 1963 and served 21-1/2 years (active and reserve) retiring in 1984 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was a resident of Albuquerque since 1973 and retired from American Home Furnishings in 2002.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried in the family plot at Forest Park Cemetery Westheimer in Houston, TX. Friends who wish may send contributions to the charity of their choice