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Constance Ann Farrar

August 23, 1937May 22, 2020
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Constance Ann Farrar, age 82, peacefully joined the Lord on May 22, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Connie was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 23, 1937. Shortly thereafter, her parents, Kenyon Wilfer Kantz and Marie Hickman Kantz moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It was in the heart of the deep South where Connie enjoyed a happy childhood and adolescent life. She was a Girl Scout, loved to sew and was active in her church. Connie attended Northside High School and then later, Georgia State University.

By 1958, Connie landed an administrative position at Crawford W. Long Hospital, where she soon met Maurice Farrar, a young intern on staff there. It didn’t take long for the happy duo to form a loving partnership. On April 9, 1960, they exchanged their vows at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta. A year later, Connie and Maurie moved out west to Phoenix, Arizona where Maurie opened his OB-GYN practice, and bought a home. Over the next decade, they were blessed with the births of four boys. Connie lovingly raised her children and always cooked delicious meals for her family. She also had great fun doing needlepoint embroidery, entertaining guests, decorating her home for the holidays and treasured playing with her grandchildren. Her unwavering love for her Christian faith led her to teach Bible School ministry to children, sing joyfully in her church choir and was active in her Women’s Bible Study group. Connie was a devoted wife to Maurie for forty-four years, until his passing in 2004. She enjoyed a surprise 80th birthday party in 2017, where she was joined by many of her family and longtime friends – a truly happy day for her. Connie was a kind, soft-spoken and gentle soul who always thought of others before herself, an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Connie is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Maurice C. Farrar – and is survived by her four sons - Paul of Los Angeles, California; Marc (Kim) of Phoenix, Arizona; Christopher (Pamela) of Tucson, Arizona and Stephen (Anna) of Las Vegas, Nevada – her four grandchildren – Jenna, Jake, Michael and Brett – her sister, Mary Jane Strickland of Marietta, Georgia – nephews and nieces – Susan Strickland of Marietta, Georgia; Aaron Strickland (Erin) of Suffolk, Virginia and Sally Butts (Mike) of Dacula, Georgia – her many cousins in California, Wisconsin and elsewhere remember her fondly.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, November 28th, at 2:00 pm at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, located at 7321 N. 10th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the church where Connie happily worshipped for many years. Service will be available via live stream on Facebook/Orangewood Presbyterian Church.

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    Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Carrie Peck

November 29, 2020

To Paul, Marc, Chris and Steven
I met your Mom and Dad through my folks, Pat and Nancy Schultz and my life changed. I worked for your Dad in his practice and he taught me more than I ever learned in college. Your Mom was so good to me and I learned so much from her. I loved your home and the way she always made you feel welcome. She would stick up for me when the male members of the family would gang up on me. The trips to Palm Springs and her taking me shopping.
She was preparing me for my family of all boys.
Her calm nature and loving words will always be with me. I’m thankful for the time I had with her and will miss her.
Thank you for many good memories.
Love to all of you, Carrie and Bill Peck

Hazel Juanico

November 28, 2020

My deepest condolence to the Farrar family.
I’ve only met Connie in person a few times but she treated me with such warm hospitality and kindness.
She was sweet and thoughtful sending me Christmas and birthday cards over the years. Truly a lovely woman! She can now rejoice in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

Tricia Johnsen

November 28, 2020

I had known Connie many years through First Christian Church and the Farrar and Schacherbauer families. Connie was the kindest, sweetest, most Christ like woman I had ever met. She was always there to give words of encouragement and advice, share a little story from her past and always willing to go have lunch and see a movie. Each visit with Connie I would walk away filled with such joy and love.
Connie was the true definition of unconditional friendship. I miss our little talks, the sparkle in her eyes, the soft touch of her hand when she set it upon mine as she spoke and her sweet soft voice. I love you Connie. Thank you for your friendship. I’ll see you when I relocate to heaven, as well.

Jonena Relth

November 28, 2020

I feel eternally blessed that Connie took me under her wing in 1981 and began introducing me as her ”Adopted Daughter.” By example, she taught me how to be better Christian wife, mother and daughter. Through thick and thin, she always made time to listen and share her wisdom with me. She was truly a gift from God.

Thank you Mom/Connie for your unconditional love for me and my family. I am at peace knowing that you are in Heaven with Maurie worshiping God with your beautiful voice.

Love and Hugs, Jonena

Bonnie Stubbendick

November 27, 2020

Aunt Connie was the sweetest soul ever!! She imparted her kindness, sincerity and love on everyone that knew her. She is so dearly missed.
-Bonnie Stubbendick

Nancy Schultz

November 26, 2020

My dearest young friend Connie. We met at Garden Club and I gave her a ride home. She was so grateful and kind and thanked me with a beautiful rose. As our friendship grew, I remember giving her daffodils, which she planted. They bloomed on Maurie's Dad's Birthday. He Loved Daffodils. Paul, Marc Chris and Steven, your mother I loved deeply and your father was like a brother to me. Thank you for letting me share a memory with you. Nancy Jean Schultz and Family.

Joann Farrar

November 26, 2020

First of all, my family and I (Llanes and Silva) want to send our love and condolences to all the Farrar boys and family. I have so many fond memories of Connie from the time she welcomed me to her home the first time, from meeting her sweet granddaughter and all the holidays we spent together. Her cooking and sweet stories I will miss most. I will miss her kindness and loving spirit. A part of you will be in our hearts forever. Until we meet again,give Maurie a big hug and kiss for me. Love you, Joann

Jenna Farrar

November 26, 2020

Most people knew her as Connie, but to me, she was my Nana. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known and was such a loving grandmother to me and my cousins. I always looked forward to making a trip out to Arizona to be able to spend time with her. Even when we were miles apart she was my special pen pal and always wrote me letters. I still have all of her handwritten notes and am glad that I still have a part of her with me.

I will miss her home cooked meals, her desserts, hugs, back rubs and phone calls. I am thankful for all of the moments I was able to share with her, such as watching movies or helping her make dinner. Although I wish I could still visit with her, it brings me comfort knowing that she is in Heaven with the Lord and my grandpa.
Rest in Peace, Nana. We all love and miss you.

xoxo,
Jenna

Paul Farrar

November 25, 2020

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Sure, maybe it's a time to watch football, enjoy a great meal with friends and family, decorate a Christmas tree. Or maybe, just maybe - step back and take stock of our blessings - how big or how small. In a year like this, we are especially thankful for friends and family, for good health, our jobs, food on the table and a place to sleep at night.

But one of my dearest blessings is no longer here.

Mom had an eternally cheery manner, a friendly smile and always a kind word for everyone she came to know. She loved antiques and decorating her home for her family and guests who came to visit. Coming home was always something to look forward to. It most certainly meant a good meal in her homey kitchen - and always a dessert. She loved to nibble on homemade cookies or have a bowl of ice cream. On one of my birthdays, I was eager to have Baked Alaska as my cake. And without the help of the internet – gasp! – somehow, she dug out a recipe and whipped it up in all its glory for everyone to enjoy. Mom and I would sometimes do puzzles together or share photos of my daughter, who was growing up so fast. She was Nana to her grandkids and she loved them all dearly. In recent years, I would often chat with her on the phone as I drove to work. She was always eager to share her day and I miss that.

Ten years ago, Mom and I travelled one summer to Laramie, Wyoming. It was there that we took some of Dad’s ashes to scatter amongst wildflower meadows, in front of a backdrop of snowy mountains and spruce trees. While the occasion was bittersweet, the sky was sunny and blue – a perfect setting. It was a lovely day for Mom and I and our trip together remains one of the happiest times we shared.

And while Mom is no longer with us, she remains an inspiration of how to live one’s life and to treat others in a loving, Christian way. So this Thanksgiving - I am most thankful for the many fond memories I have of her.

I love you, Mom.

Melisa Camp

November 25, 2020

Connie was a vibrant, caring, and kind person. Amazing pen pal. I will miss getting her sweet letters in the mail. She was so thoughtful that she wrote me a note for Earth Day that I hung on to. We will miss visiting her and feeding the ducks. She loved children and my kids adored her. I remember one day she even drove Charlotte around on her walker. She will be greatly missed by many including our family. Very sorry for this loss.

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