Albert Morse (Ab) Farwell


(Apr. 12, 2008)

Funeral services for Albert Morse Farwell, 89, who died Saturday, April 12 at Powell Valley Care Center, will be Friday, April 18  at 10 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

He was born July 20, 1918, in Eagle Rock, Mo., the fifth of six children born to William and Effie Tucker Farwell.

Growing up in a Baptist home, Albert accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. He was then baptized in the Bethany Baptist Church of American Falls, Idaho, by the Rev. Alfred Engle. He came to Wyoming with his parents in 1935 and graduated from the Byron High School in 1936.

He served with the Army Air Corps in World War II. Upon returning home, he married Georgia Mae Van Horne. To this union two sons were born, Mark and John.

Ab and Georgia Mae homesteaded on Heart Mountain. Ab was a charter member of the Heart Mountain Irrigation District and served in that capacity for 15 years. Upon retiring in 1981, the Farwells continued to reside on the homestead. Mrs. Farwell died Dec. 8, 1988.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, William and Effie Farwell, and his four older siblings, Lloyd, Ralph, O.F. (Pete), and his sister Ewa.

Survivors include his sons Mark and John Farwell, both of Powell; his younger sister, Edna Galvin of Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Songer of Clarion, Pa., Krisitin Diane Farwell of Austin, Texas, Meagan Toth of Casper and Tom Farwell and Tiana Farwell, both of Powell; and two great-granddaughters, Kayla Ruddy and Tiffany Ruddy, both of Clarion, Pa.