Marguerite (Peggy) Farnsworth |

Marguerite (Peggy) Farnsworth

A viewing, followed by a prayer service, will be held at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, for Marguerite Farnsworth. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. March 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. A graveside service will follow.

Mrs. Farnsworth passed away on March 2 after a short battle with cancer. She was 83.

Mrs. Farnsworth was born on Sept. 9, 1923, to Chris and Bernadette Jensen in Madison, S.D. She lived most of her first 18 years on a farm in Lake Preston, S.D. After graduating from high school, Mrs. Farnsworth moved to Seattle, Wash., to work in an office for the United States Army at the beginning of World War II.

In 1946, she married Robert Farnsworth in Oldham, S.D. They started their family in the state of Washington and moved to San Jose in 1957.

Mrs. Farnsworth worked for 26 years as an accountant for the city of San Jose’s Finance Department where she was highly respected and made many lifelong friends.

She retired with her husband to Grass Valley in 1985 where the couple built their dream home.

Family always came first for Mrs. Farnsworth and she was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Farnsworth also loved cooking and gardening and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Farnsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Cathy Farnsworth of San Jose; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Raul Arias of Fremont; son, Charles Farnsworth of Grass Valley; grandchildren, Jamie Farnsworth, Steven Arias, Megan (Farnsworth) Cesario, Stacy Farnsworth, Beth Farnsworth, Andrea Aria and Melissa Farnsworth; and great-grandchildren, Shane, Kyle, Olivia, McKenzie and Jacob. Mrs. Farnsworth was preceded in death by her sons, Gary and John Farnsworth.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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