|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 2013|
Joan Farmer, age 88 formerly of Albany, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 5th at First Christian Church with Rev. Dennis Patience officiating. Interment will follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.
Joan Halford was born December 22, 1924 in Breckenridge, Texas to parents, Roy S. Halford and Cora Wagner Halford. She grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. Joan married Bill James Dillingham and he preceded her in death in 1950. She married L.E. Farmer on May 4, 1951 and they made their home in Albany. Mrs. Farmer worked for the Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Office until she retired in 1980. After retirement, she began working at the Old Jail Art Center. Mrs. Farmer loved genealogy and doing research. She loved Shackelford County and gave tours at the Watt Matthews Ranch and Fort Griffin for many years. In 1974, Mrs. Farmer was the first recipient awarded the First Lady of Albany. She kept the records for all of the cemeteries in Shackelford County and was an author of several books. Mrs. Farmer was on the Robert Nell Foundation Scholarship Board and was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Dillingham; first husband, Bill James Dillingham; parents, Roy S. and Cora Halford; and second husband, L.E. Farmer.
Mrs. Farmer is survived by one son, Bill J. Farmer and wife Judith of Weatherford; four grandchildren, J.T. Asbury and wife Lori of Monahans, Candy Franks and husband Brian of Monahans, Bill J. Farmer, Jr. and wife Amy of Burleson, and Joe Farmer and wife Dana of Albany; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Robert Nell Scholarship Fund or to the Alzheimer's Foundation and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.
Roy S. Halford (1896 - 1976)
Cora Waggoner Halford (1898 - 1990)
Bill James Dillingham (1924 - 1950)
L E Farmer (1926 - 2007)
Ann Dillingham (1944 - 1947)*
Created by: Saundra Nobles
Record added: Nov 13, 2010
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