Elizabeth Ann Farnes


(May 12, 2005)

A former Powell resident, Elizabeth Ann Farnes, 69, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died Thursday, May 12 of a brief, devastating bout with cancer.

She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Billings, Mont., and was raised in Powell and Thermopolis. She moved to Idaho in 1957 where she created a loving and welcoming home to raise her children.

She worked at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Twin Falls for 20 years and finally retired a year to to enjoy her home and family full-time. Aside from her family, her greatest enjoyment in life was the time she spent camping, fishing and boating at Magic Reservoir. She maintained a weekend home there for many years.

Ann leaves behind five children, Cindy (Rick) Allyn of San Diego, Calif., Tony (Julia) Slane of Wendell, Idaho, Craig (Sandy) Egan of Filer, Idaho, Lori Egan of Fort Benning, Ga., and Karen Egan (Jon Reynolds) of Twin Falls, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Elaine) Bushey of Powell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert W. and Garnett Bushey, and a brother, Jim Sheets.

Her children will remember her as generous and giving to a fault, adding that she had strong opinions and always expressed them whether we liked them or not. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always made us laugh. She gave us many gifts throughout our lives, and her great strength and dignity in death is her final legacy to us. She was our teacher, our conscience, our friend. She was our beloved mother and grandmother and will live on in our hearts forever. Our loss is immeasurable. Cremation and private inurnment are under the direction of White's Mortuary. Her family is celebrating her life and will welcome family and friends at an open house in her honor today (Tuesday, May 17) at Ann's home at 136 10th Avenue North in Twin Falls, from 3 to 6 p.m.