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H. Richard 'Dick' Farr

 


H. Richard Farr January 1, 1943 – June 7, 2017 H. Richard (Dick) Farr of Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Greeley, passed away June 7, 2017 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver after suffering a severe stroke June 4th. He was born in Greeley, on January 1, 1943 to W. D. and Judy Farr. Dick graduated from Greeley Central High School in 1961. He was an Eagle Scout and as the youngest scout attending the World Wide Jamboree in England, was chosen to represent the United States and greet Queen Elizabeth. He was a Master Councilor in DeMolay and was a Junior Deacon of the First Congregational Church. He graduated from the University of Wyoming where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. On January 30, 1965, Dick married Anne McConnell. He joined his father and brother Bill in business at Farr Farms Company and Farr Feeders where he worked for thirty years. He enjoyed tremendously his relationship with the employees and contacts he met in the cattle business. Dick was active in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association where he was Chairman of the Futures Committee. He was President of Cattle Fax and was involved with the Colorado Cattle Feeders Association, the Foundation for American Agriculture, and the National Futures Association. In the Greeley area, Dick was Chairman of the Weld County Airport Authority, Chairman of the Western Hills Fire Protection District, President of T-Bone Club and active in United Way. Dick and his wife, Anne, have a son, Richard Daven (R.D.) and a daughter, Kristen Lee. He was proud to have worked alongside each of them for a time after their college graduations. In 1999, he was given the greatest gift when his son became his kidney donor. Dick enjoyed fly fishing with family in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Canada and Alaska. His horseback rides in the mountains with the Roundup Riders of the Rockies were special to him. He and Anne had many memorable travels in the U. S., Canada and Europe. They spent free time gardening and attending many different sporting events at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado University and Wyoming University. They were avid fans of the Denver Broncos. But the best times for Dick were with Anne, whether it was taking a Sunday drive or having a picnic by the river. Dick is survived by his wife Anne, son R.D. Farr, (Lesley) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, daughter Kristen Chandler, (William), of Wichita, Kansas, brothers John D. Farr, (Leslie) of Encampment, Wyoming, William R. Farr, (Sharon), of Timnath, Colorado, Randal J. Farr, of Snoqualmie, Washington, granddaughters Emma and Audrey Farr, and grandsons Walker, Ethan, and Cole Chandler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the WD Farr Scholarship at the National Cattlemen’s Foundation or the Judy Farr Scholarship at the University of Northern Colorado Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13thStreet, Greeley, Colorado, 80631. A private memorial service will be held for the family at the First Congregational Church.

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