Jeannine Thompson Farr was called home to our loving Father in Heaven, Wednesday,
October 20, 2021, while surrounded by her family whom she loved dearly.
Jeannine was born to Elda Skeen and Harold Thompson on May 25, 1934 in Ogden, Utah. Jeannine spent all of her growing up years in Blossom (Warren), Utah. Living the ideal country life. She learned how to work hard on her parents and grandparents farms in Blossom. She attended Warren Elementary through 5th grade and Plain City Elementary through 9th grade and graduated from Weber High School where she served as class officer. After High School she attended Brigham Young University then returned home to marry her eternal companion, Gerald Farr. After raising six children, she went to Weber State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Gerontology at the age of fifty-two.
After completing her degree, she went to work at the Gardens Retirement Home as the recreational therapist. She loved the elderly and they loved her. She took the residence on great adventures all across Weber County. Many families expressed their deepest appreciation for her love and service.
Jeannine made Gerald Farr the happiest man ever when she consented to marry him, and they were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 25, 1954. Jeannine and Gerald bought a small house in West Weber, Utah where they lived until they built their current home in 1963.
West Weber was the place she called home for 67 years. During which time she was blessed with her most prized possessions, her six children: Lowell, Dale, Dennis, Trena, Natalie, and Janet. While her children were young, she stayed home and ran a daycare for twenty years. She cared for many children over the years and was loved by all of them.
Jeannine knew a little bit about everything and had a wide array of hobbies. She was a great seamstress, a quilter, a journal keeper, a pianist, a music conductor, had great memory (until she got Alzheimer’s}, avid reader, story writer, a great speller, and a huge prankster. Two of her favorite holidays happened to be April Fool’s and Halloween (much to the dismay of many of her siblings, children, and most of her grandchildren). She was a passionate supporter of all the interests of those she cared about, sports, music, theater, and other activities. She and Gerald made every effort to participate in as many activities as they possibly could.
She loved to travel and would save up to go places she wanted to visit. If you had a question about anything. Jeannine could answer it or knew where to find the answer.
Jeannine dedicated her life to serving and helping others. It was important to her that her children learn how to serve others. She believed that service was the best cure for anything that ailed you. Jeannine was an incredibly warm and loving individual. She was the most selfless person that you could know. She would go without in order to make sure others had what they needed.
Jeannine was a stalwart member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held several callings over the years including: primary teacher, young women's president, primary president, relief society president (ward and stake), scout master, ward choir director and chorister. She served a mission at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.for many years. She and Gerald served a mission to the Massachusetts, Boston mission.
Jeannine had great faith and knew that God is in charge. She shared her beliefs through the way she lived her life. She was a great example of the pure love of Christ.
Jeannine is survived by her husband, Gerald of 67 years and 5 out of 6 children Lowell (Kelly) Farr of West Weber, Dale Farr of Ogden, Dennis (Julie) Farr of Pleasant View, Trena (Clark) Roueche of Plain City, and Janet Jarnagin of West Weber, and 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren that she adored. She is also survived by her 6 siblings Carolyn Hales, Paul (Carolyn) Thompson, Fred (Helen) Thompson, Mary (Runar) Anderson, Layne (Marilyn) Thompson, and Vearl Thompson.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents. Harold and Elda Thompson, her daughter Natalie and three grandsons, Jordan, Dustin and James.
Special thanks would like to be extended by Jeannine's family to Canyon Hospice caregivers who took such special care of their mother. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the various homecare providers, family, and friends who helped make it possible to keep Jeannine at home with her family during her illness.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the West Weber Ward; 4100 W. 900 S, West Weber, Utah. A viewing prior to the funeral services will also be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the West Weber Ward from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The funeral will follow at 11:00 am. The service will be live streamed on Jeannine’s obituary page at www.myers-mortuary.com
Interment will be at the West Weber Cemetery, 4304 W. 950 N. West Weber. Utah
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden UT.
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