Obituary: Orin “Bud” Farnsworth

Orin "Bud" Farnsworth
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Orin “Bud”


May 29, 1939 – September 8, 2021

Orin “Bud” Joseph Wallace Farnsworth born May 29, 1939, passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 82 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Bud was born in Rawlins, Wyoming to Mary Marie Cecilia Dickey and Albert Joseph Farnsworth. After graduating from Baggs, Wyoming High School and sustaining a knee injury while serving in the Air Force, he met the love of his life Jacquline (Jacque) Kay White in 1962. During their nearly 59 years of marriage, they had three daughters, 17 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.

Bud always worked hard providing for his family and making the world around him a better place. Throughout his life he was an entrepreneur, carpenter, janitor, land developer (Centennial Mall), miner, and president of a publicly traded company. He served as a surrogate father to countless youth and missionaries and overcame health challenges with humility and a love of God.

To Bud, his family, his Savior Jesus Christ, his Heavenly Father, and his friends, were first and foremost the most important things in life. From long conversations and games played around the dinner table to privileged discussions in his office, and taking walks to the park, Honey Bud-Dad-Grandpa Bear-Papa Bear, will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Louise Bogren, survived by his wife Jacque Farnsworth, three daughters Janene Ethington (Don), Renee Jewell (Bob), and Jessica Allee (Kris), 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Chuck White, nieces and nephews, cousins, and the Nicoletto and Villard families in Craig. Special gratitude goes out to all of our Craig loved ones and friends.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be announced in the coming week. Please see a more detailed obituary and share your memories of our beloved husband and father at As Bud would say,

May God Bless You All.

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