By HDN Staff
HAMILTON Millard Elverton Farrington, 95, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at a Hamilton hospice center.
Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Wesleyan Church, 185 Golf Course Rd. in Hamilton. Burial will follow at Corvallis Cemetery in Corvallis.
Farrington was born Dec. 20, 1905, in Bloomfield, Minn., to Clinton and Mertie Shaw Farrington. He moved with his family to a homestead at Benchmark when he was young. He rode horse to country school south of Rudyard and high school in Rudyard. He enjoyed farming most of his life, first with his father in Harlowton and Emigrant.
In 1973, Farrington returned to Rudyard and farmed there for several years. He moved to Hamilton to be with his sister when her husband died. When he was 89, he met Gladys Sheets at Sapphire Lutheran Homes and they eloped. After a small wedding in Havre, they returned to Hamilton. She died six months later. He moved into a private home and remained there five years until his health began to fail.
Farrington was a member of Hamilton Wesleyan Methodist Church and enjoyed children and animals, especially horses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Yaek of Stevensville; wife, Gladys Farrington.
Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Miller of Hamilton; niece, Sandra Alvarez of Bend, Ore.
Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Wesleyan Church or to Sapphire Lutheran Homes, both in Hamilton.