Lewis Dixon Farnsworth

Born: Sun., Apr. 20, 1924
Died: Thu., Mar. 2, 2017


Visitation

9:30 AM to 10:45 PM, Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: AF LDS Church 3rd


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: AF LDS Church 3rd


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Lewis Dixon Farnsworth, 92, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at home in American Falls.  He was born April 20, 1924 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho to Lewis Franklin and Sabra Mae Farnsworth.  Lewis lost his mother at a young age. His father then married Rosetta Hansen who raised Lewis as her own son and along came three brothers.  He attended public school in Pocatello.  After serving in the Navy he met and married his long- time companion of 68 years, Cecilia Eanis Bonner on December 5, 1948.  They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1955.
Lewis worked many jobs;  To name a few he worked for the Livestock Auction held at the UP/Stockyard, for the Oregon Forest Service, Union Pacific Coal Co., Fawson Music building and repairing TV’s and Teleprompter which led to Lewis building his own cables systems in American Falls, Homedale , Parma and Wilder, Idaho.  Lewis was an avid gardener and fisherman.  He also loved to hunt pheasants and take long walks.   Lewis was an active member of the LDS church, serving in many different callings valiantly. He loved God and had a strong testimony of trusting in the Lord and bore his testimony often.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 68 years, Cecilia, his children; Kevin (Patty) Farnsworth, Kerrye (Kim) West, Kathy (Mario) Avila; a brother Delwin (Marge) Farnsworth, and two sisters-in-law; Sheryl Farnsworth and Roxie Farnsworth.  He was a loving patriarch to 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother Rosetta and two brothers; Marion and Ronald.
A viewing will be held Friday morning, March 10, 2017 in the American Falls LDS 4th Ward Building at 9:30-10:45 a.m. with the funeral starting at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Delane Anderson conducting and burial in the American Falls Cemetery.

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Terry and Julie England
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
Our sweet Cecelia, oh how our hearts rejoiced with you to know your special husband and our friend, Lew, had finally had his opportunity to go through the veil. You both have had a very special place in our hearts. If it wasn't for Lewis as our bishop some 49 years ago we would have never made it to the temple. Your constant encouragement with things were rough made it possible for us to see through the difficult years and appreciate the precious moments the Lord has given us with our family. Although your heart will ache until you can be with him again we're sure you wouldn't want it any other way, than for him to go first to pave the way for you. We love you and although we can't be there in person to give you special hugs and tell you of our love, please know we will be there in spirit. May His peace be with you each and every day. Love, Julie and Terry

Teresa (Andrews) Moore
   Posted Thu March 09, 2017
Dear Farnsworth Families,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Lew. He was in our Ward in Inkom for a long time and was a wonderful friend of the family. I remember going to Lew and Ceilia's house and doing ironing for your mother. Lew was always soft spoken, quiet, and friendly. He is a wonderful man and will be missed greatly by friends as well as family. May the Lord bless each of you with peace, comfort, and the blessing of joy in the good memories you have of Lew. May you be able to find solace in the beauties of nature that Lew always enjoyed.

Sincere Sympathies,
Teresa (Andrews) Moore

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