Deseret News, 07/23/17
Our mother, grandma, teacher, and friend has gone home. In the arms of family, Margaret Bingham Farmer died on the morning of July 20, 2017 at the age of 91 in Centerville, Utah. She was born on February 19, 1926 in Preston, Idaho to Wilford Hansen Bingham and Anna Eliza Thoresen. Margaret was the youngest of 6 sisters: Margene (who died at age 2), Eldine, Grace, Mary, Carol, and Margaret. Her father passed away on September 27, 1927. In November 1941, her mother remarried Ferdinand Christian Christensen, Jr. She was married to Jay Roland Farmer on January 23, 1946. They had six children: twin babies Jay Jr. and Gregg (who died at birth), Kirk (Cindy), Kip (Bonnie), Keena (Jeff Ludwig), and Klixi (Irvin Jacob). She has 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. But so many more call her grandma. She ran one of Centerville's longest running businesses, Margaret's School of Custom Dressmaking, for over 50 years! She led a quiet life where she sewed, taught, and served others. She was very healthy throughout her life. The cancer found in April 2017 didn't slow her down. She taught her sewing classes up until three weeks prior to passing. She had a refined ability to see and bring out the goodness in all people. We are happy she is reunited with so many people that she loves, including her husband, parents, sisters, and twin boys. We will miss you. We love you always.
Viewings will be Tuesday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful, and Wednesday, July 26, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Centerville 7th Ward, 270 N. 300 East, Centerville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the Centerville 7th Ward. Graveside dedication will be at the Preston Idaho Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on July 23, 2017