Frances V. Farmer


(Jan. 21, 2008)

Long-time Powell resident Frances V. (Francee) Farmer, 75, died Monday, Jan. 21 in Billings, Mont.

Ron Lytle and Megan Woods will preside at funeral services Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Francee was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Worland, to Glendon and Vivian (Hayes) Laird. She was educated in the Worland schools and  attended Stephens College in Missouri and the University of Wyoming.

She married Jacques Maggard on Feb. 14, 1951, in Worland.  They made their home in Powell in the mid-1950’s.  After his death, she married Harold Farmer in Santa Maria, Calif., on June 3, 1975.

She was a homemaker, a member of PEO Sisterhood and Powell Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Vestry.

Playing bridge was a special hobby, and she treasured her bridge club friendships.

Survivors include sons, Jay Maggard (Christie) and grandchildren Kellen and Ali of Seattle, Wash., Phil Maggard (Janice) and grandchildren Deacon and Dixon of Cheyenne and Mark Farmer of Pittsburg, Kans.; daughters, Cindy Fulton (Pidge) and grandchildren Nick and Beau of Powell, Renee Thomas (Steve) and grandchildren Anna and Isaac of Presho, S.D., and Rachelle Wright (Scott) and grandchildren Shawn and Raelle of Cody; and her sister, Eloise Shaw of Worland.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jacques Maggard and Harold Farmer; her brother, Lee Laird; and her sister, Margie Pisto.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be grandchildren Kellen Maggard, Ali Maggard, Deacon Maggard, Dixon Maggard, Nick Fulton and Beau Fulton.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Harold Farmer Memorial Scholarship, in care of the Northwest College Foundation, or the Powell Valley Hospital Volunteer Services at Powell Valley Hospital.

Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.