Bert Farmer


(May 28, 2008)

Bert J. Farmer died Wednesday, May 28 at West Park Hospital in Cody.

He was born Dec. 29, 1931 in Byron, to Owen and Merle (Jones) Farmer.  He moved to Powell as a young child and graduated from Powell High School.

He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Pederson, on May 25, 1951.  Together they lived and raised their three children in Cody.

Bert served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.  He returned to the Powell area to farm and then began working for Marathon Oil Company.  In 1962, he was paralyzed in a fall in Oregon Basin, resulting in his being confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

He lived an active life. He loved boating, fishing, hunting and traveling and spending winters near Parker, Ariz.  He and his wife, owned and operated Big Horn Basin Dental Laboratory in Cody for 23 years prior to his retirement in 1990.  Bert was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eagles and Elks of Cody, the American Legion of Powell, and the Korean War Veterans.

His wife, Beverly, of Cody, survives him.  He is also survived by his sons, Brad (Cindy) Farmer and Randy (Brenda) Farmer of Cody; his daughter, Lori (Jerry) Pool of Susanville, Calif.; grandchildren Brett, Brian, and Christine Farmer, Colleen (Mike) Campbell, Clint (Cassie) Farmer, Darren (Amber) Pool, and Kevin Pool; great grandchildren Madeline Farmer, Tyler Campbell, and Isaac Campbell; his sister, Billie (Dick) Walker of Powell and sister-in-law, Jackie Graham of Powell.

The family suggests memorials to Home Health, Hospice or a charity of your choosing.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Cody Nazarene Church 808 Skyline Drive, Cody