OBITUARY Published in "High Country Shopper", Delta, Colorado, November 7, 2018:
Lee “Chuck” Farmer
October 10, 1938 ~ November 3, 2018
Lee McMurtry “Chuck” Farmer passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 of natural causes.
At his request, no services will be conducted and cremation has taken place.
Chuck was born on October 10, 1938 in rural Macon County, Missouri, the son of Rodney Willard and Alice Madeline (McMurtry) Farmer. He graduated from Clarence High School in 1956 and the University of Missouri in 1960.
Chuck married Mary Louise Hotchkiss on August 20, 1960 near Malta, Montana. They were the parents of three sons: Brian, Kenneth “Jim” and Patrick.
Chuck served eight years in the Army Reserves as a First Lieutenant. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Montana for eight years and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for seven years in Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois. He has resided near Hotchkiss, Colorado since 1975, doing ranch work, Superintendent of the Fire Mountain Canal and owning a tax service business.
Local history held his interest and he was President of the Hotchkiss Crawford Historical Society for several years.
Chuck is survived by his wife, three sons, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters: Nadean (Bill) Wood and Clara Murphy, and one brother, Robert (Carol) Farmer.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patricia Jarboe.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made in Chuck’s memory to the Hotchkiss Crawford Historical Society, P. O. Box 724, Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419 or to HopeWest Hospice, P. O. Box 24, Delta, Colorado 81416.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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