Advertisement
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Marilyn Farmer

Saturday, May 04, 2013 - Updated: 3:30 PM

May 1, 2013

Mrs. Marilyn Farmer, 77, of Maple Avenue, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her home with her husband by her side.

Born on August 2, 1935 in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of Ralph and Hazel Dickson. She lived in East Greenbush, NY and attended Columbia High School. Marilyn attended Potsdam State College and graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. She then attended Boston University School of Theology where she met her husband, the Rev. Dr. Robert Farmer of Canajoharie, NY.

On September 7, 1963 at the First United Methodist Church in Rensselaer, NY, Marilyn was married to Robert Farmer. Together they celebrated over 49 years of marriage.

Mrs. Farmer was very active at the local, Troy Conference, jurisdictional and national levels of the United Methodist Church having served on various committees and agency boards. She served as the President of the United Methodist Women of the Troy Conference, on the Board of Trustees of the Saratoga Retirement Center, on the General Board of Social Concerns, and served as a Lay Delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church which met in Baltimore, MD.

Marilyn worked as a grief counselor for Haven of Schenectady for several years. She also worked for the National Health Service Corps. in Vermont.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Hazel Dickson.

Mrs. Farmer is survived by her husband, Robert Farmer of Canajoharie, NY; son, Stephen Farmer of Canajoharie, NY; and her brother, the Rev. Gary Dickson of Pownal, VT.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm at the Canajoharie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Chatterton presiding.

Arrangements are under the direction of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Marilyn Farmer may be made to the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church at Advance GCFA, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Board tables vote as residents argue against solar farms
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Power surge fries county jail's lock system
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Amsterdam native busy running 225 golf events a year
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Tourism program focuses on history
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Aldermen OK sale of 21 foreclosure properties for $189K
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Top pick Anderson has family ties to Amsterdam
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Auto recycler faces code violation, seeks special use permit
    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Edith Godlewski
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Settling in at GASD: Ramos talks life, career, education philosophies
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Missing city woman has been found
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook