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Lewis Ronald Farnsworth

September 19, 1930 — March 22, 2024

Mountain Home, Utah

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Lewis Ronald Farnsworth, age 93, of Mountain Home, passed away March 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.


He was born September 19, 1930, in Roosevelt, to Ronald and Dorothy Law Farnsworth.  He was raised in Mountain Home on his family’s ranch that he later purchased from his father where he had a dairy, cattle, and a few sheep.  He married Veloy Rust on September 29, 1950. Shortly thereafter, their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.  They happily raised six children together.


In addition to ranching, Lewis worked for the United States Forest Service, Duchesne County Road Department and for Uintah Basin Telephone for over 25 years.  He loved his horses and working on his ranch.  He was proud of the fact that it gave his children and grandchildren the opportunity to learn how to work.  Lewis loved sports and loved nothing more than attending a high school athletic event.  Lewis never met a stranger. One of his favorite pastimes was to visit people he didn’t know and eventually he would find a connection with them.  Lewis loved to support the community activities and enjoyed a day at the Fair. He was named the Legendary Cowboy for Longhorns Days in Altamont and he and Veloy were honored to be asked to be the Grand Marshalls for the Duchesne County Fair.  


He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various callings, including High Councilor, counselor in the Bishopric, Scoutmaster, and Ordinance Worker in the Vernal Temple.  He loved his family and will be greatly missed.


Lewis is survived by his wife of nearly 74 years, Veloy; children, Monte (Jane) Farnsworth; Kerry (Kelly) Farnsworth; Ron (Sonja) Farnsworth; Suzie Farnsworth; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Jeff) Marrett; 24 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  


He was preceded in death by his son, Sidney; a daughter, Becky; a grandson, Holden Farnsworth; a great-grandson, Preston Farnsworth; and all of his siblings, Edwin Farnsworth, Beatrice Christensen, Don Fieldsted, Lola Street, Georgia Lyons, Max Farnsworth, Rex Farnsworth, Lamar Farnsworth, and Charlie Farnsworth. Veloy and her family are very grateful for the love and support of Lewis’s nurses Chris and Tanesha. Their willingness to serve was above and beyond and so appreciated.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moon Lake Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There will be a viewing that morning at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mountain Home-Boneta Cemetery under direction of the Hullinger Mortuary




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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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Lake Fork/Moon Lake Chapel (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

3750 N, UT 84002

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Lake Fork/Moon Lake Chapel (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

3750 N, UT 84002

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