Steven Delorr Farnsworth, 76, died peacefully, February 21, 2019, following a short battle with stomach cancer.
Dad was born on July 28, 1042 to John and Jennie Farnsworth. He was the oldest of 4 boys.
He grew up in Pocatello and went to grade school at the high school annex, Washington, Green Acres, Franklin middle school and Pocatello high school. Dad wrestled at Franklin middle school and was good at it. While attending Poky, dad broke his neck jumping on the trampoline. He had to wear a half body cast for 6 months. He grew 2 inches during that time. It was also at Poky that he met the love of his life, Lanette Barker. They graduated together and were married on December 27, 1961.
Dad joined the Navy in 1962 and was stationed in San Diego California. He would go out to sea for months at a time. It was while serving that he learned how to cook and it became a life long love of his. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Challenge, then on to Boise Cascade, Anderson Lumber and Lamb Weston. Mom and dad opened their own bakery called the Bread Basket Bakery. They would make delicious donuts and rolls and delivered them to many businesses throughout the city. People referred to dad as, "the donut man". They retired from the bakery in 2008. Dad loved to fish and would always have a pole ready to go. Dad was a big and friendly man. He knew people everywhere he went. If you weren't a friend, he hadn't met you yet. Bill Jolley has been his best friend his whole life.
He is survived by 4 children, Lauree (Mike) Snooks, Kay Wulf, Kelli Farnsworth, Steven (Kerrie) Farnsworth, 3 brothers, Keith (Cheryl), Galen (Kathy), and Kenny Farnsworth. 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 beloved cats, Missy and Mittons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lanette, his daughter, Deana and his parents, John and Jennie Farnsworth.
No services are planned at this time.
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