William "Bill" Farnham, 93, of Loveland, CO, died May 8, 2004, at McKee Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1911, in Palmyra, New York to Louis Southwick Farnham and Cora Mae Jenkins. He moved to Loveland in 1920 and graduated from Loveland High School in 1930 and from Colorado Teachers College (now University of Northern Colorado) in 1934. He married Geneva Rose Mothershead March 20, 1931, in Canon City, Colorado. Mr. Farnham owned and operated the Loveland Steam Laundry for 50 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and served on the City of Loveland Recreation Board. He was a tennis champion in Loveland 1930 to 1955; he enjoyed playing tennis and golf. While golfing he had two holes in one. He had season tickets to the Denver Broncos Football games for 40 years. While in high school he played football, baseketball, and tennis. He held the No. 1 position on the tennis team at Colorado Teachers College. He enjoyed bowling and bowled on teams in Loveland for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was an elder, deacon and member of the board of trustees at the church. He is survived by this wife, Geneva R. Farnham of Loveland; sons Larry Farnham and wife Daphne of Glen Haven, CO; Glen Farnham and wife Harla of Sun City West, Arizona; and Steve Farnham and wife Pat of Loveland; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 2PM Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at First Christian Church in Loveland, CO. The Revs. Tom Webster and Harvey Ruegsegger officiating. Cremation will be conducted with burial at Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Chruch in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Posted in the Loveland Daily Reporter Herald in Loveland, Colorado on May 11, 2004