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Joy Farquhar

October 31st, 1935 - November 17th, 2021

Obituary Joy Ann Farquhar Born: Oct, 31, 1935 Died: Nov 17, 2021 Joy was born in Detroit, MI and passed in Longmont, CO surrounded by loving friends and family. She is survived by her two sons Craig Stoner of Boulder Creek CA, Burton Stoner (Kathy) of Longmont CO and three grandkids Sarah, Morgan, and Ethan. That�s the basic (boring) stuff. What�s important is that she was a lifelong learner, teacher, and adventurer. An indomitable force of nature, she always encouraged others to indulge their curiosity and follow it wherever it led. More often than not, you�d be hard put to keep up with her birdwatching, running, biking, kayaking, snow shoeing, dancing, practicing piano and Spanish, and most recently galavanting around the country in her customized Grandma Joy travel van extraordinaire. Untold scores of people were influenced and touched by Joy, and in this way she will live on forever. It makes missing her a bit less of a burden to bear. Safe journeys Joy! In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to firstbook.org. Children�s literacy was a passion for her. Services You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Joy Farquhar

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Pati Walker

A Memorial tree was ordered in memory of Joy Farquhar by Pati Walker. Plant a TreeRIP you wonderful and vibrant woman!Pati Walker

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G Vik

in the early 1970s, Joy was my 3rd grade teacher in Peoria, IL. She had an infectious energy and approach that made learning exciting and fun. Her style was very engaging....not just blackboard instruction and book learning, but lots of interactive classroom exhibits, field trips, etc. I have very fond memories of that class and of her. Thank you Joy....Godspeed!

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Rickee Ryplewski

I met Joy 4 years ago on the bus to Eldora for snowshoeing. She was so enthusiastic and energetic! Definitely not defined by her age! My friends and I were in awe of her constant desire to learn, teach, and be on the move! She was a most delightful person and my heart goes out to her family members. May you always be comforted by the wonderful memories she left behind! ((hugs))

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Laurel Field

Joy was such a positive and thoughtful person. Although I knew her for only a few years, I know she will be remembered and missed by countless others.

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Mark Hatcher

We met Joy at square dancing several years ago. A real spitfire! Sympathies to the family.

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Kim Zimmer

Dear Burton, Kathy and Joy's entire family. Joy's name truly says it all to me. Joy brought so much joy and fun and delight to me and everyone she met. You could feel her positive energy when she walked into a room. She was ready to be a part of anything to help make the world a better place for all. Thank you, Joy, for being a part of my life. Kim

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Mark Hatcher

We met Joy at square dancing several years ago. A real spitfire! Sympathies to the family.

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G Vik

in the early 1970s, Joy was my 3rd grade teacher in Peoria, IL. She had an infectious energy and approach that made learning exciting and fun. Her style was very engaging....not just blackboard instruction and book learning, but lots of interactive classroom exhibits, field trips, etc. I have very fond memories of that class and of her. Thank you Joy....Godspeed!

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Pati Walker

I'm devastated - seems not long ago I chatted with Joy at the YMCA Longmont - always her chipper and outgoing self, she had so many plans for her future. I met Joy and her grandsons way back in 2014 +/- when they began volunteering with the Longmont Kids Holiday Bike Program. Ever enthusiastic she literally spread "JOY" wherever she went. We connected over the years at various active events. She was so thrilled with her Grandma Joy Travel Van - it was decked out to the hilt.....just her style. I feel blessed to have enjoyed her - such wonderful human.

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Iris Sherman

Joy was an indomitable force of nature, with her inexhaustible energy, and her endless sense of adventure. Joy was my friend, birding buddy, and travel companion.

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Keith Hahn

Gonna miss the fun we had talking trains, chasing trains and more!! Shes Going to be deeply missed!! We had way too much fun together, in the almost 5 years Ive known her!! Family and I send our deepest sympathies to her family!

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Rickee Ryplewski

I met Joy 4 years ago on the bus to Eldora for snowshoeing. She was so enthusiastic and energetic! Definitely not defined by her age! My friends and I were in awe of her constant desire to learn, teach, and be on the move! She was a most delightful person and my heart goes out to her family members. May you always be comforted by the wonderful memories she left behind! ((hugs))

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Laurel Field

Joy was such a positive and thoughtful person. Although I knew her for only a few years, I know she will be remembered and missed by countless others.

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Burr Toohey

I came to know Joy through birding. She was just a fun and lovely person and full of positive energy - such a joy to be with! Although I knew her for a short period of time, I found her an inspiration and always made sure that we talked a bit each trip. She is sorely missed.

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Sunny Schulte

To Joy's Family, We were saddened to learn of Joys illness recently and shortly after, her passing. For such a small person, Joy was larger than life! She was so inspirational! It was hard to believe she was our senior when we heard about bicycle trips across the USA, and kayaking. She rode with us to round dancing for a while and then she became a driver and was even picking up people as far away as Boulder...little Ms. 80-something-year-old. She had books to loan you whenever she found a subject you might need to learn more about and she was generous with her home-made chocolate chip bars. After Duane mentioned he had a pacemaker, oh, well she had one of those. Who would imagine this vivacious lady had ever needed any medical attention! She was so energetic, so full of life and I wanted to be like that when I got to be her age. She always had so much to say and so much on her mind, I think it was hard for her to focus on learning some of the dance steps, but she joyfully gave it her all. I think she specialized in Halloween since it was her birthday and that made it easy for me to remember. I sent her an ecard this year and it looked like she opened it. We did not learn of her illness until shortly after that, and although we hadnt seen her for a while, we fully expected to see her dancing again one day soon. She will truly be missed. Sincerely, Duane and Sunny Schulte

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Keith Hahn

Gonna miss the fun we had talking trains, chasing trains and more!!Shes Going to be deeply missed!! We had way too much fun together, in the almost 5 years Ive known her!!Family and I send our deepest sympathies to her family!

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Sunny Schulte

To Joy's Family,We were saddened to learn of Joys illness recently and shortly after, her passing. For such a small person, Joy was larger than life! She was so inspirational! It was hard to believe she was our senior when we heard about bicycle trips across the USA, and kayaking. She rode with us to round dancing for a while and then she became a driver and was even picking up people as far away as Boulder...little Ms. 80-something-year-old. She had books to loan you whenever she found a subject you might need to learn more about and she was generous with her home-made chocolate chip bars. After Duane mentioned he had a pacemaker, oh, well she had one of those. Who would imagine this vivacious lady had ever needed any medical attention! She was so energetic, so full of life and I wanted to be like that when I got to be her age. She always had so much to say and so much on her mind, I think it was hard for her to focus on learning some of the dance steps, but she joyfully gave it her all. I think she specialized in Halloween since it was her birthday and that made it easy for me to remember. I sent her an ecard this year and it looked like she opened it. We did not learn of her illness until shortly after that, and although we hadnt seen her for a while, we fully expected to see her dancing again one day soon. She will truly be missed.Sincerely, Duane and Sunny Schulte

Published March 9th, 2024
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Iris Sherman

Joy was an indomitable force of nature, with her inexhaustible energy, and her endless sense of adventure. Joy was my friend, birding buddy, and travel companion.

Published March 9th, 2024
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Burr Toohey

I came to know Joy through birding. She was just a fun and lovely person and full of positive energy - such a joy to be with! Although I knew her for a short period of time, I found her an inspiration and always made sure that we talked a bit each trip. She is sorely missed.

Published March 9th, 2024
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Kim Zimmer

Dear Burton, Kathy and Joy's entire family. Joy's name truly says it all to me. Joy brought so much joy and fun and delight to me and everyone she met. You could feel her positive energy when she walked into a room. She was ready to be a part of anything to help make the world a better place for all. Thank you, Joy, for being a part of my life. Kim

Published March 9th, 2024
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