In Memory

Dexter Farnsworth

Dexter Farnsworth

OBITUARY NOTICE - Submitted by Gorman Frederickson

Marine Corps Pvt. Farnsworth Dies of Cancer

PFC Dexter B. Farnsworth IV, USMC, died of cancer January 12, 1966 at the Bremerton Naval Hospital. Private Farnsworth, 20, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter B. Farnsworth III, 23447 26th Ave. S., Kent.

He was a 1964 graduate of Mt. Rainier High School and enlisted in the corps in December, 1964. After boot training, he was sent to sea school in San Diego. He served aboard the carrier USS Oriskany until he became ill last October.

Private Farnsworth is survived by his parents; a sister, Candace M. of the home; maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Mellon of 29 Palms, Calif., and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Zelma Farnsworth of Springfield, Mo.

A Military funeral was held January 15 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Kent. Private Farnsworth was born December 10, 1945, in Springfield, MO.


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07/15/14 01:08 AM #1    

Roger Cecil

Dexter was truly my best friend.   I last saw him in the naval hospital when I was home on leave between deployments.    I often think about all the great times we had and still miss him to the day.  

07/15/14 10:50 PM #2    

James R Brummet

Those wer the days eh..............


07/16/14 10:18 AM #3    

Jim Cissell

Thanks for posting this, Gorman. What a tragedy. God we were young then.

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