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Earl Leroy "Butch" Farnham, age 75, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born March 9, 1943 in Laramie, Wyoming to Harold Bartlett and Ruth Elizabeth Attebery Farnham. On June 9, 1962 he married Delores Robinson in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Butch grew up in Laramie. He had a great childhood, he loved to play and explore the outdoors. He enjoyed wrestling and other sports at Laramie High School and graduated in 1961. While attending trade school in Salt Lake City he met Dee. They made their home in Laramie, where Butch worked for the Wyoming State Highway Department and then served an apprenticeship in his father’s sheet metal shop. In 1970 he moved his young family, which now included two young children, Amy and Tony, to Las Vegas. There, he worked as a sheet metal worker for Local Union #88, retiring in 2000. He coached Pop Warner football , and was an active Boy Scout Leader . Butch was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose. He competed internationally and won first place in his position of Orator in 1977.
After retiring, Butch and Dee moved to Logandale. Butch loved Moapa Valley: he was active in the Art Guild and supported the local activities. He was deeply patriotic and took great pride in displaying the American flag in his front yard. Butch was jovial and welcoming-you might enter his home a stranger, but you left as friend or family. He was a great loving, devoted husband and father and "Poppa" not only to his own grandchildren and great grandchildren but to all of the children who knew him.
Survivors include his sweetheart, Dee; daughter, Amy (Randy) Clark of Las Vegas, NV; son, Tony (Carrie) Farnham of Montgomery Village, MD; two grandchildren: Jared (Rikkelle) Schulte and Kelsea (Rick Smedley) Clark; three great grandchildren: Cody Schulte, Audrey Schulte, and Delilah Smedley; and one sister, Sandra (Jack) Ukele of Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Logandale 2nd Ward Chapel, 3245 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., Logandale, Nevada. Interment will on Saturday, October 6th at 2:30 p.m. (MST) in the Kanab Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com