Gordon Allen Farnum

Gordon Allen Farnum

Male 1931 - 2017  (86 years)

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  • Name Gordon Allen Farnum 
    Born 14 Sep 1931  Belmont, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 2017  Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mimosa-Pines South Cemetery, Carlyss, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gordon grew up in Belmont, New York. After school, he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving as a gunner on a B-29. His service brought him to this area in 1951 where he met and married his wife, Beverly and raised five children. He worked as an electrician in the petrochemical industry and retired after many years of service. He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. Some years after Beverly’s passing, he reconnected with his school mate from Belmont, Carolyn and they were married in 2007. They continued to be active at church and traveled together to reunions, and/or visit family. He lived a full life - full of family, fun, laughter, kindness, and love! Gordon had a kind and generous heart and was loved by all who knew him.

      Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Carolyn Farnum of Sulphur; his daughters, Gail Bolser and husband, Ken of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Denice Simpson and husband, Bob of Wellington, Florida; sons, Les Farnum and wife, Karen, Tim Farnum and wife, Jody, and Robert Farnum, all of Sulphur; his siblings, Ruth Wheeler, Nancy Helms, and Don Farnum, all of Florida. He was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Hoffpauir Farnum; his parents, Thomas Allen and Mildred Peckham Farnum; and a brother, Robert Farnum.

      His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 12, in Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur. The Rev. Sheri Zehner will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
    Person ID I20233  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 

    Father Thomas Allen Farnum,   b. 19 May 1911, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1985, Altamonte, Seminole Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mildred Evelyn Parker,   b. 30 Jan 1913, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 2007, Altamonte Springs, Seminole Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1930  Cuba, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beverly Marie Hoffpauir,   b. 4 Aug 1932,   d. 1 Nov 2004  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
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    Family ID F15590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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