Died Friday, September 16, 2011. Born September 9, 1920 to Thomas J. and Annie Garry Fanning in Washington, DC. A 1938 graduate of Central High School in Washington, DC, she worked at the Civil Aeronautics Administration prior to her marriage in 1945 to the late Herbert Graham Farnsworth.
She is survived by her sisters, Eileen Fanning Aukward, Teresa Fanning Jackson and Rosalie Fanning Gresh and her husband, John Gresh, all of Maryland; her sister-in-law, Diana Buck Farnsworth of California; her brother-in-law, William Bowser; many loving nieces and nephews through the Fanning and Farnsworth families. Her brothers, Thomas E. Fanning, John G. Fanning and Raymond L. Fanning, and sisters Mary Fanning Woodward and Annie Fanning West preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Florence Louise Farnsworth of Boston, MA; and is survived by children, Anne Garry Farnsworth of Athens, GA, Richard Graham Farnsworth (wife, Anne Magruder Farnsworth) and Brian Thomas Farnsworth of Atlanta, GA and David Anthony Farnsworth of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Daniel Forrest Farnsworth (wife, Jenna Dolde), Claire Elizabeth Farnsworth, Sarah Katherine Farnsworth and Patrick Graham Farnsworth; and great-grandson, Conor Graham Farnsworth.
Details will be announced later of a memorial service in the Washington area in late October.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Holy Angels Honor Fund, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106, 318 797-8500, laholyangels.org
Published in The Washington Post on September 25, 2011