WRIGHT, Wyo. — Loving husband and wonderful dad of ours passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness Saturday, March 1, 2014.

He was born June 6, 1933, in Ely, Nev., to Fredrick A. Farnsworth Sr. and Myrl Young.

He was active in sports during his growing up years, and an avid cyclist, hunter and year-round golfer in later years!

He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a pitcher and played for their farm team the Salt Lake Bees for only one season when he was drafted into the Army in 1953. He served for two years in Germany in the Military Police.

He married Sharen L. Kesler of Milford Utah Oct. 12, 1957, in the St. George Temple, sealing their family together for all eternity.

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He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Arco Coal from 1978-1998 when he retired.

Preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sharon Lewis of Nevada and Fairel Webb of Oklahoma.

He is survived by his brother Myrlin of Utah and sister Joyce Baker of Alaska; his daughter MerAnn of Billings; and three sons and their spouses, Bart K. and Patricia L. Lucas of Ely, Mikel A. and Debra J. Hedricks of Billings and F. Lee and Karyn D. McIntyre of Ogden, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service to be held at Mountview Cemetery in Billings, Monday, March 10, at 11 a.m.

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