Helen Marie Farrar
April 30, 1947 – October 2, 2021
Helen Marie Hogan Farrar, 74, of Lynchburg passed away peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2021 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Danny O’Neil Farrar.
Born in Lynchburg, April 30, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Judge Hogan and Edna Mae Shepherd. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Floyd.
She is survived by two sons, Justin O. Farrar and his wife Deborah of Atlanta, GA and Jonathan W. Farrar and his wife Vesna of Gladys; four grandchildren, Sofia Farrar, Esther Farrar, Grace Rowan Farrar and Daniel Wayne Farrar; two sisters, Barbara Collins and Peggy Knight; two brothers, Jack Tyree and his wife Jean and Larry Tyree and a number of nieces and nephews.
Helen devoted her life to supporting her husband throughout his military career and raising her children. She enjoyed shopping and was known for how much she cared for others. Her favorite people called her grandma and me-maw.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.
A graveside inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Heart Association.
- Danny O'Neil Farrar, Husband (deceased)
- Justin O. Farrar (Deborah), Son
- Jonathan W. Farrar (Vesna), Son
- Barbara Collins, Sister
- Peggy Knight, Sister
- Jack Tyree, Brother
- Larry Tyree, Brother
- Arlene Floyd, Sister (deceased)
- Sofia Farrar, Granddaughter
- Esther Farrar, Granddaughter
- Grace Rowan Farrar, Granddaughter
- Daniel Wayne Farrar, Grandson
- American Heart Association
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
Helen Marie Farrar
October 5, 2021
Helen was one of my dearest friends from young children. Growing up she was at my house as much as hers . She was a loving mother and wife who put her family first. I will miss our hour long telephone conversations and getting together for lunch or dinner to catch each other up on our families.
October 4, 2021
My mother was one of the sweetest people you could ever know. She loved her family and demanded the best from myself and my brother Jon. She always told me how proud she was of us. My mom adored her grandkids, she was close with my oldest daughter Sofia, although she had never met in person her newest granddaughter, Esther who is 6 months, she would FaceTime my wife Deborah and Esther for hours per day. I am deeply sadden by her loss but rejoice in the fact she is in Heaven with our father. Please do not send flowers. If you want to help please donate to the charity listed. Rest in peace Ma.
October 3, 2021
Helen was my best friend through over 60 years. over the years there have been long stretches of time that we did not communicate due to busy lives on both sides . But when we did see or talk to each other it was like we hadn't been apart. I loved her dearly, she was family. She and Danny were the perfect couple, their love was for eternity. They had two great sons who they adored. They have four wonderful grandchildren who are much loved. Helen was such a caring and loving woman to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and loved her. God Bless Her Entire Family
GOOD BYE MY LIFETIME FRIEND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN