February 5, 2013
Neoma Farrington, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2013.
Neoma, 102 years old, was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Daniel Grubb and Fannie O’Dell Grubb, from Iowa. In 1913, her family moved from Iowa to Wenatchee, and she graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1929. She was married to Arthur Park Farrington on July 17, 1929. In 1941, she moved with her family to Issaquah, where she lived until moving back to Wenatchee in 1975, following her husband’s retirement.
Neoma continued living in Wenatchee until moving back to Issaquah in 2003 to be closer to her family. In 2012, she moved to assisted living in Newcastle, where she was living at the time of her passing. During the time she lived in Issaquah, she was a member of the Community Baptist Church and served as president of the Women’s Mission Society as well as president of the Seattle Area Baptist Women’s Mission Society. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening, sewing and crafts.
While living in Issaquah, she served as president of the Issaquah Garden Club and was also instrumental in organizing the Issaquah High School Mothers Club, where she also served as president. She served on the election board in Issaquah for many years.
Her faith was always of paramount importance to her, and her chief happiness in life came from serving her immediate and church families. Her great affection for her family was demonstrated by her countless acts of love, kindness and devotion. Her family all loved her and will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Park Farrington; her parents; her two brothers; her sister; and her son Ronald Farrington.
She is survived by two sons, Terry, of North Bend, and David, of Tacoma; one daughter, Mrs. John (Anne) Sylte, of Issaquah; six grandchildren: Chérie Meier, Ernie Meier, Mrs. Cathe Farrington-Kruse, Mrs. Jackie Farrington-Otto, Samuel Farrington and Sara Farrington-Tribble. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration service of her life will be held in her honor at Issaquah Community Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Feb. 9.