DEXTER - Galen H. Farrar, 82, died Nov. 17, 2012, surrounded by family, friends and a wonderful hospital staff at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Dexter, the son of Harold and Ruth (Call) Farrar.
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He attended Dexter schools and graduated from N.H. Fay High School. Most of his years were spent doing carpentry work and farming. He traveled throughout the state working on building constructions and installing cabinets, and these sites became the focus of family outings. Uncountable hours were spent at "the Farrar farm" on Dover Road. He cherished all living things, but his favorites were cows, gladiolas and children.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn (Foley) Farrar of Dexter; a son, Bryant Farrar and Cassady Regan of Dexter; a daughter, Gail Reid and Paul Whitney of Plymouth; two sisters, Helen Edgerly of Dexter and Ethlyn Langley of Presque Isle; a brother, Roger Farrar of Dexter; beloved granddaughters, Krystyna and Hannah Farrar, both of Dexter; many special cousins, nieces and nephews; and wonderful neighbors, Judy and Larry Robichaud. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Farrar.
Family and friends may call 3-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a celebration of Galen's life 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. A committal is planned for spring 2013. Donations in Galen's honor will be accepted by Dexter Historical Society, P.O. Box 481, Dexter, ME 04930. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 22, 2012