Doris E. Farthing

Doris E. Farthing

Jul 31, 1939 - Dec 7, 2008
Memorial services for Doris E. Farthing of Riverton were Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Riverton. Pastor Mark Thurman officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Mrs. Farthing died on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 2008, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 87. Doris Elaine Hansen was born in Lander on April 26, 1921, the daughter of Sherman Matthew Hansen and Sarah Julia Elizabeth (Hansen). She grew up on the family farm near Fort Washakie and Ethete. She was graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander in 1939. She married William Coleman Farthing on July 31, 1939, in Ethete. He preceded her in death in 1995. She had lived in Newcastle for a couple of years, in Dubois, California, Crooks Gap Oilfield Camp on the Sweetwater and moved to Riverton in 1952. Mrs. Farthing was a homemaker who cooked at the Double Diamond Ranch out of Dubois. Her family said she dedicated herself to the support of her family, enjoyed gardening, taking care of her sons, reading, canning, camping, hunting, and fishing, and was an avid sports fan, especially for the Colorado Rockies and the Wyoming Cowboys. She also loved feeding and watching birds and squirrels. Mrs. Farthing was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1956 and a member of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Farthing served as a Fremont County election judge, was involved in her sons Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 30 years also serving as Den Mother. Survivors include sons, William "Chuck" Farthing and his wife, Vicki of Henderson, Colo., Tim Lee Farthing of Mesa, Ariz., and John Farthing and his wife Cindy of Farmington, Minn.; grandchildren, Aaron Farthing, Lisa Farthing, Carris Morse, Kevin Farthing, Coleman Farthing, Justine Farthing, Alyssa Farthing; great grandchildren, Garrett Farthing, Kendyl Morse, Alan Morse, and Miranda Farthing; a brother, Kenneth Hansen and his wife Gladys of Lander; a sister, Phronie Braz of Chico, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and three sisters. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women of the Riverton United Methodist Church, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501. On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.