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Barbara Caroline <I>Zumwalt</I> Farnam

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Barbara Caroline Zumwalt Farnam

Birth
Death
28 May 2008 (aged 77)
Burial
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block 3 Section 17 Lot 4
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Barbara Zumwalt Farnam
Keith & Keith Funeral Home



YAKIMA - Barbara Farnam, age 77, died May 28, 2008 at home. Barbara Caroline Zumwalt Farnam was born March 15, 1931 in Hood River, OR and moved to Salem as a child. She graduated from Salem High School in 1949 and from the University of Oregon, with honors in English Literature, in 1953.

Barb lived in Yakima almost 50 years and was very active serving the community. She made many life-long friends along the way. She was past president of Phi Beta Phi Alumni, Junior Programs, and P.E.O. Chapter BD. She always looked forward to those meetings and productions. She was a long time member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and served on Altar Guild for many years. Barb loved gardening so setting up flowers was her special way of giving to the church. She also was a volunteer for Chore Services. She was Chairman for Water Safety with the Yakima Red Cross Chapter and spent many summers in her black swimsuit on the decks of the four old public pools making sure most of the city was signed up for swim lessons. Barb was past-secretary for the Big Nine Athletic Conference and got to travel the state and enjoy the wonderful people in that organization. She also spent many years as a volunteer at the Yakima Valley Museum, often taking in some her own heirlooms to share.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years Keith Farnam, son Roger Farnam of Yakima, and daughter Alison Farnam of Pendleton, OR. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kimberly Speer of Lahaina, HI, J.R. Speer of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, (currently serving in Qatar), and Calvin Farnam of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her parents Chet and Helen Zumwalt of Salem, OR, her sister Mary Lou Resch of Coos Bay, OR and her son Michael Farnam of Yakima.

The family would like to acknowledge the generous friends, neighbors, and loved ones for the many calls, cards, meals, and visits. Also, thanks go to Dr. Bracchi, Dr. Ha, and their staffs, and also the staffs at North Star Lodge, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 2nd floor, Garden Village and Memorial Hospice. A special thanks to Rev. Rick Ward for his prayers.

No one could have asked for a better wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, May 31st at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. A private family graveside service will be held at Belcrest Cemetery in Salem, OR at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to North Star Lodge and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Avenue, who is entrusted with the cremation arrangements.
Barbara Zumwalt Farnam
Keith & Keith Funeral Home



YAKIMA - Barbara Farnam, age 77, died May 28, 2008 at home. Barbara Caroline Zumwalt Farnam was born March 15, 1931 in Hood River, OR and moved to Salem as a child. She graduated from Salem High School in 1949 and from the University of Oregon, with honors in English Literature, in 1953.

Barb lived in Yakima almost 50 years and was very active serving the community. She made many life-long friends along the way. She was past president of Phi Beta Phi Alumni, Junior Programs, and P.E.O. Chapter BD. She always looked forward to those meetings and productions. She was a long time member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and served on Altar Guild for many years. Barb loved gardening so setting up flowers was her special way of giving to the church. She also was a volunteer for Chore Services. She was Chairman for Water Safety with the Yakima Red Cross Chapter and spent many summers in her black swimsuit on the decks of the four old public pools making sure most of the city was signed up for swim lessons. Barb was past-secretary for the Big Nine Athletic Conference and got to travel the state and enjoy the wonderful people in that organization. She also spent many years as a volunteer at the Yakima Valley Museum, often taking in some her own heirlooms to share.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years Keith Farnam, son Roger Farnam of Yakima, and daughter Alison Farnam of Pendleton, OR. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kimberly Speer of Lahaina, HI, J.R. Speer of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, (currently serving in Qatar), and Calvin Farnam of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her parents Chet and Helen Zumwalt of Salem, OR, her sister Mary Lou Resch of Coos Bay, OR and her son Michael Farnam of Yakima.

The family would like to acknowledge the generous friends, neighbors, and loved ones for the many calls, cards, meals, and visits. Also, thanks go to Dr. Bracchi, Dr. Ha, and their staffs, and also the staffs at North Star Lodge, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 2nd floor, Garden Village and Memorial Hospice. A special thanks to Rev. Rick Ward for his prayers.

No one could have asked for a better wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, May 31st at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. A private family graveside service will be held at Belcrest Cemetery in Salem, OR at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to North Star Lodge and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Avenue, who is entrusted with the cremation arrangements.

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