(Nov. 7, 2007)
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Meeteetse School Gymnasium for Phillip Jason Farmer, 30, who was killed in a tragic automobile accident early Saturday morning, Nov. 3 on the Pitchfork Road at the outskirts of Meeteetse.
He was a lifelong resident of Meeteetse and graduate of Meeteetse High School in 1996.
Born in Powell on Aug. 1, 1977, he was the son of Edward Dean and Rita Hamby Farmer of Meeteetse. He attended Meeteetse schools K-12 and was active in the Future Farmers of America, winning numerous awards, and he also played on the Longhorn football team. He attended Northwest College in Powell and received a welding certificate in 1998.
He worked for Crosby Companies from 1998 to the present as a contract welder for Marathon Oil Company. He was a dedicated EMT for West Park Hospital and a member of the Meeteetse Fire Department. Because of this, he became aware of the importance of organ donation, and it was his wish that he would be a donor.
He was a fisherman, hunter and avid golfer. His faithful companion, Sydney (Bubba dog extraordinaire) was with him at the time of his death.
Phil will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents of Meeteetse; his grandmother, Maryann McLean Farmer of Meeteetse; uncles and aunts, Mike (Vivian) Farmer of Thermopolis, Dewey (Laurie) Farmer of St. George, Utah, Jeanne (Greg) Williams of Pine Haven, Wyo., Robert (Kathy) Hamby of Casper, Karyl (William) Lindberg of Cloquet, Minn., and Bill (Lisa) Hamby of Sheridan; along with many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Dean Jr.; fraternal grandfather, Wilber Dean Farmer; and maternal grandparents, Melvin and Eliner (Lee) Hamby.
Memorials may be made to the Meeteetse Bank of the West to benefit the Meeteetse First Responders, the Meeteetse Fire Department and the West Park EMT’s in Phillip’s memory.
Burial will be in the Meeteetse Cemetery.