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Donald George Farr
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 18, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Lewiston, Idaho, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 25, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Spokane, Washington, United States
Gentle, kind & loving. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandpa & friend. Let the memory of Don be with us forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of Donald Farr.  Please share your favorite memories to help us celebrate Don's life.

Donald George Farr was born in Lewiston, ID,  Nov 18, 1936, and passed away at his home on Mar 25, 2015 after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.

Growing up in Spokane, Don graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1954. He attended WSC, graduating in 1958 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Don and Annetta Cordes were married in 1959 and celebrated their 56th anniversary in March of this year.   They had 2 daughters, Kathleen and Kristine. During their 56 years together they also had 3 dogs, all female.   Don always said he liked having his harem.  

Don’s pharmacy career started at Altamont Drugs on 9th and Perry. After a year, he went to work for Albertsons/Payless (which was later sold to Skaggs) at Northtown. He became the pharmacy manager at the Skaggs University City Store, and then moved up to District Pharmacy Supervisor.  Skaggs sold to RiteAid and he continued to work there until his retirement in 1998.

Don loved spending time with his family at their cabin at Diamond Lake, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. A do-it-yourselfer, he could fix almost anything – a true handyman. He loved woodworking, and created many beautiful pieces of furniture. Don was passionate about golf and was very proud of his hole-in-one. He taught Annetta to play golf, and together they traveled and played courses.  He was active in the Sundance Men’s Club, and was a member of the WSGA course rating team. When not golfing he and his wife enjoyed attending musicals and the symphony.

Don was a member of the WA State Pharmacy Assoc., the Spokane Pharmacy Assoc., the Pacific Northwest Golf Assoc., the WA. State Golf Assoc., and Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church.

Don is pre-deceased by his parents, George and Lulu Farr, his daughter Kristine Sieling (Louis), brother Tom Farr (Margrethe) and brother-in-law Karl Cordes and his wife Margaret Cordes. He is survived by his wife, Annetta, daughter Kathleen Prince (Joel), son-in-law Louis Sieling, brother Bill Farr (Ollie), sister-in-law Margrethe Farr, grandchildren Leanne Preston (Mani), Travis Prince-Olsen (Bryan), Ryan Sieling (Christine), 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Rd, Spokane.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Spokane.  http://hospiceofspokane.org/


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 16th April 2015

"Jan Orr:

Not only was Don my Lewis & Clark High School classmate...A few years later he became my sister Margie's brother-in-law because she married Annetta's brother, Karl. Ok, that's confusing! :)  Truly, within a few years/seven children amongst us all...three families became one. Summer weeks (swimming/water skiing) & New Years Eves (ice=skating,snowmobiling Charades games/hot-buttered rum) at Diamond Lake.  Six parents/seven kids playing Charades.

In all the years I knew him, his opinions were given only if requested; questions asked only if answers would be comfortable.  Don: My definition of a loving/caring/willing to laugh gentleman.  I adored him."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 16th April 2015

"Lewis & Clark High School Reunion Committee:

Don Farr was as pivotal part of the Lewis and Clark High School Class of 1954 reunion committee.  We always said we could not do a reunion without Don and Annetta.  Don was our computer guru, plus a level head.  He gave us lists of names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and on occasion would even give us the date a classmate had passed away.  He provided us with it seemed hundreds of financial pages to keep us on our toes and informed.  He even made name lists for all reunion attendees to take home so they could stay reconnected with the friends they met at the reunion.  He did this all with quietness and ease which was typical of Don Farr.

Don worked on at least 8 reunions over 60 years.  He would spend hours looking for lost class mates and finding many by computer or phone.  As sick as he was last August, he still was able to do all that the committee needed for our 60th class reunion.

The reunion committee will miss Don terribly, but will remember the peaceful, quiet friendly man named Donald George Farr."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 16th April 2015

"Laura Squires  (Niece):

I’ll always remember Uncle Don as a gentle, soft-spoken soul.  We didn’t need to see each other often, but you could always count on him to be there to check on us through births, sickness, or just because.  His great smile will be missed here, but I know he’ll be smiling on that golf course in heaven.  Love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 16th April 2015

"Tribute for Dad that I received from Ladonna Sieling.

You did an amazing job on your dad's memorial. I'm sorry i couldn't be there. Louie shared your video with me. It was a wonderful tribute to your father. So touching and beautifully designed. I will miss his visits, his wisdom, and watching him interact so sweetly with your mom and his great grandkids. I will miss him terribly.

He and your mom have always made me feel like family. Again I'm sorry that I wasn't able to come and I know Kristy would have loved to be there too. Their girls are getting so big and Mena and Renee would have instantly become Bffs. However it became a wonderful opportunity for Louie and Ryan to share father and son time. They both looked forward to getting together with friends and family that they haven't seen in a long time. Louie and I think of you often.

Louie shares wonderful stories about Kris and your family spending time at the lake and many stories about you, your mom and dad, and how much he loved spending time with everyone. As you so beautifully put on the video.. memories become treasures. Louie and I will be praying for you.
Love Ladonna"

This tribute was added by Doug McKeehen on 13th April 2015

"The following was written by Don McKeehen and was shared during Don's Memorial Service.                          


A gathering of this nature brings to mind a comment made by the French Philosopher Voltaire, who said, “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the life boats.”  In a very real sense that is exactly what we are doing today as we share our thoughts, prayers and our memories of Don Farr – a man we knew, admired, respected and loved.

Don and I became members of the same extended family in 1962, when a wedding took place that resulted in Don and I becoming each other’s Brother in Law’s Brother in Law.  That also was the same year that our family moved to the other side of the state after I accepted a job offer in Seattle.  So visits with the Farr family became few and far between, which in a very real sense made those visits more cherished than ever.  I’ll always remember the extended family gatherings for dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas at Margaret and Karl’s house.  And I’ll never forget the fun times we had during summer vacations at the cabin on Diamond Lake, as well as the winters, when we would visit the cabin between Christmas and New Years, enjoying snowmobiling , ice skating, and those seemingly endless games of charades.  

I always looked forward to any opportunity to simply sit down and talk to Don, regardless of what we might wind up discussing.  I thoroughly enjoyed his easy going demeanor, and always appreciated his caring, compassionate manner.  

For me, what Don left behind is a treasure chest full of wonderful memories that will never be forgotten.  He was a good man, who shall be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.  

God bless, and rest in peace my friend.  

Don McKeehen"

This tribute was added by Jack Parker on 9th April 2015

"Don Farr-Great Guy. Great Work Partner.


Your Friend,
Jack Parker"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 1st April 2015

"I was informed this evening that our good friend Don Farr
has passed away after a long and valiant fight with pancreatic
cancer.  His  imprint on Sun Dance Men's Club will always
be remembered, his many years as Handicap Chairman,  
Tournament Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary was always
a first class job. We will miss his wise words and gentle-
man attitude on and off the course.   - Ron Miller"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Prince on 29th March 2015

"The following is what Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh.  I think if Dad were here, he would say it too.

"If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must remember.  You're braver than you believe, smarter than you think, and stronger than you feel.  But the most important thing is, even when we are apart, I will always be with you."

- Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh"


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