George Rhea Farquhar


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George R. Farquhar

George Rhea Farquhar, age 95, formerly a resident of Prescott, AZ and husband to the late Marion A. Farquhar passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in Kirkland, WA.  George was born October 5, 1927, in Indianapolis, IN.

George is survived by his four adult children, Rocky Farquhar (Amy) of Garland, TX; Kenny Farquhar (Mary) of Buena Park, CA; Larry Farquhar (Connie) of Prescott, AZ; and Wendy (Farquhar) Ayers (Kenny) of Snohomish, WA; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

George is a graduate of Harbor College in Los Angeles, CA, and served in the U.S. Marines during the WW11 and Korean Wars.  Prior to his retirement and his move to Prescott in 1992, George lived and raised his family in Torrance, CA while working for Northrop Aircraft for 33 years as an Aircraft Mechanic and Manufacturing Engineer/Planner.  He loved to travel and spent many years camping with his family.  He had many hobbies:  square dancing, woodworking. leatherworking as well as collecting and making hobby guns.

In 2020 George’s daughter Wendy, and son-in-law Kenny, moved George to Washington where he lived a year with them and then two years at Madison Assisted Living in Kirkland, WA.  The family wishes to thank Madison Assisted Living for their love and care of their beloved father.

Arrangements are being handled by Barton’s Family Funeral Service in Kirkland, WA, and Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott, AZ. George will be laid to rest in Prescott at the Mountain View Cemetery with his beloved Marion.

4 Responses to “George Rhea Farquhar”

  • Anjie says:

    Truly blessed to have this man in my life. I’d be excited to come to work every day with him on my mind. He became a part of my family. I’m thankful that george welcomed me with open arms. The first day I met him. He came up to my cart to get his meds, he was so serious. I asked him, hey would it kill you to smile, he laughed and smiled real big. We became the best of friends. He always smiled every day from there, and would always greet me whenever he would see me. George gave me purpose when I came to work. I will always cherish i got to spend with him.

  • E. Martin von Kanel, CFP says:

    George was a kind and thoughtful Man. His smile and laugh were infectious. He was also a Patriot and a Marine, One of the Few and One of The Proud. I was fortunate enough to know him for over 25 years. One of my fondest memories is when he drove his brand new Bright Yellow Bee Convertible Camero from Prescott, AZ to my office in Torrance, CA! In fact that photo sits proudly on my company website.
    He is with Marion now and at Peace.
    God Rest his Soul.

  • Matthew Ayers says:

    Grandpa, we love you and we will truly miss you. Say hi to Grandma for all of us. Thank you for being the kind of man we can all look up to and for living a life we can all aspire to live. Most of all thank you for everything you’ve done for our family and for our country. None of us would be here if it wasn’t for you and Grandma. I’ll always love you.

    – Matthew

  • Rita says:

    George will always remain in our hearts and we will continue to share in our fond memories of him. The honor is truly ours to be able to build such a wonderful relationship not only with him but with his family. May your memories of laughter and love give you strength during this difficult time.

    We will always be family, fly high Papa.

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