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Kenneth R Farmer
February 16, 1954 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Kenneth R. Farmer, 69, went to heaven on May 5, 2023. Ken was born February 16, 1954, in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Evelyn Farmer. After high school, Ken attended Shoreline Community College where he gained an associate degree in forestry and pursued his lifetime passion of the outdoors.
Ken married Susan Acton on June 2, 1979, in Seattle, WA. That same year, they moved to Libby in December (one of few families moving to Libby in the middle of winter) as Ken began his 38-year career with the US Forest Service.
Ken was a highly sought after and valued sales administrator who took extreme pride in his work ethic and treated all those he worked with respectfully and equally. He especially enjoyed talking and visiting with the loggers around a good landing fire on his early morning visits to the logging jobs.
Coaching and participating in baseball was one of his favorite pastimes. He coached numerous regular season teams and all-star teams throughout the 80’s and 90’s, and the same respect he gained at work, he also gained on the baseball field from the players, parents, and other coaches.
His spare time was spent pursuing his interests in shooting sports and various outdoor recreation activities including hunting, trap shooting, ATVing, RVing, and of course socializing. In 2021, after retirement, Ken and Susie moved to Mesa, AZ, where he continued his life-long pursuit of outdoor adventures.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Glenn Farmer. He is survived by his caring wife, Susan; brother Don Farmer; son Cory Farmer and his wife Lacie of Libby; daughter Jenny Hite and her husband Brian of Georgia; and grandchildren Capri Farmer, Acton Farmer, Tenley Farmer, Elizabeth Hite, and Ainsley Farmer.
In remembrance, in lieu of flowers the family suggests offering support to the Little Libby Loggers youth sports program or the Logger Legion baseball team.
A graveyard service will be held on Friday, July 28th at 12:00 p.m. at the Libby Cemetery. A luncheon/social will be held immediately after the service. Services are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Memorials and condolences may be shared online by visiting www.schnackenebergfh.com.