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Lewis Ladare Farmer, 80, passed away into the arms of Jesus on November 24, 2020, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
Lewis was born on October 10, 1940, in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Amos Mitchell and Emma Etta (McCoy) Farmer. He attended grade school at Bray, Oklahoma and attended High School at Marlow, Oklahoma. Lewis attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a BA in Business Administration in 1972.
Lewis and his brother, Willard, owned a camper business for several years. He then became CFO for several hospitals in Texas and Oklahoma until he retired at age 65. He decided to continue working and started a web design business until April 2020 when he turned it over to his son, Darren.
Lewis married Patsy Mulkey in Spokane Valley, Washington on September 19, 1998. Lewis loved and served Jesus with his whole heart. It showed through his gentle, kind and patient manner. He was quick to give compliments and affirm the gifts in people around him.
His polio didn’t stop him from living a normal life. He was determined to pursue whatever he set his mind to do in a strong, but quiet way. Lewis loved to tell stories about how he and his younger brother, Gene, got into mischief during their childhood and young teen years. Lewis had a quick wit that even surprised his wife at times.
Lewis is survived by his daughter, Darla Williams and her husband, Mike of Maude, Texas; his son, Darren Farmer and his wife, Amy of Gig Harbor, Washington. Lewis’ step-children: Lori Mader and her husband, Jim of Post Falls, Idaho; Greg Mulkey and his wife, Kristine of Sherwood, Oregon; and Jill Nelson of Hillsboro, Oregon. Lewis’ grandchildren: Caitlin Turner and her husband, Will; Jarod Williams, Zane Williams, and Ethan Farmer. Lewis’ step-grandchildren: BreAnna Lake and her husband Eric; Grace Mader, Jessica Mulkey, Sophia Mulkey, Lauren Foster and her husband Lyle; Coryn Diebel and her husband Nathan; Alex Nelson and Anna Nelson. Lewis’ brother, Gene Farmer and his wife Kay of Village, Florida. Lewis’ sister, Nita Campbell of Duncan, Oklahoma.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, his son, David, his brother, Willard Farmer and brother in laws, Ray Campbell, Charles Patterson and, sister Sue Patterson. The family would like to express a special thanks for the Schneidmiller Hospice House and their staff who cared beautifully for Lewis and supported Patsy, the last few months of his life. They want to also thank their church family at Eastpoint, extended family and friends who prayed continuously, brought meals, and loved Lewis and Patsy beyond measure.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Lewis' honor to the following organizations:
Home of New Beginnings: Serving and educating girls trapped in sexual slavery:
Reclaiming Hope Ranch: Mentoring children in the foster system and who have been adopted:
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