Lana (Haro) Farrington

October 1, 2013

By Contributor

Lana (Haro) Farrington passed away in Issaquah at the age of 70 on Sept. 21, 2013, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

She was raised near Lake Sammamish by her parents Elmer Haro and Patricia (Ek) Haro. Her childhood summers were spent at Alexander’s Resort, owned by her grandparents George Ek and Hazel (Alexander) Ek.

Lana graduated from Issaquah High School in 1961 and earned an interior design degree from Washington State University in 1965. In 1966, she married Curtis B. McPhail, a pilot, who was tragically killed while test flying an experimental airplane in 1971. She married Terry Farrington in 1976, and they later divorced.

Lana Farrington

Lana Farrington

Lana started a daycare and preschool in her home, which led her to earn a degree in early childhood education. She eventually worked as a preschool director and consultant. In 1995, she earned her master’s degree in spiritual counseling and psychology from Antioch University and worked as a psychotherapist-LMHC. Lana recently realized her dream and started a private practice, Wellspring Counseling.

Lana wore the badge of cancer survivor, having recovered from ovarian cancer in 1993. Determined to overcome the disease a second time, she continued to work with her clients and remain positive while enduring cancer treatments. Her life touched many, and she leaves a legacy of strength, determination, perseverance and inspiration.

Lana is survived by her brothers Bill Haro and Lee Haro; her daughters Sonja, Ellie and Sara; stepdaughters Cathe and Jackie; and six grandchildren, Ryan, Bryce, Isaac, Rylie, Gabriel and Mason.

A celebration of life service will be held at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. Sammamish, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, with a reception to follow at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her honor may be made to Treehouse For Kids, Attn: Development, 2100 24th Ave. S., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144, or Providence Marianwood Foundation: 391-2895,

Full obituary and online guestbook are at

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