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Beverly Joan Farrar, Longtime Palos Verdes Resident, Dies at 81

A celebration of life is scheduled for Feb. 1 at St. Francis Episcopal Church.

PATCH FILE PHOTO: Single burning candle.
PATCH FILE PHOTO: Single burning candle.

Longtime Palos Verdes resident Beverly Joan Farrar, 81, died at home Saturday as she held the hand of her husband, Richard, according to an obituary posted at LAFuneral.com.

Farrar was born Beverly Vining Oct. 12, 1932 in London, Ontario, and grew up in New York, receiving her citizenship as a young girl. She eventually moved to Beverly Hills, where she met Richard Farrar, her husband of 51 years.

The couple eventually moved to Rancho Palos Verdes 43 years ago.

"Joan enjoyed many activities in the community right up to the end of her almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer," according to the obituary posted online. "She was active in the parish of St. Francis Episcopal Church, especially with their annual Antique Show…

"Joan will be remembered by her family and friends for being a kind and courageous woman who never complained and always put others first."

Farrar is survived by her husband, Richard Farrar; daughter, Valerie Farrar Totty of Laguna Hills; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, located at 2200 Via Rosa in Palos Verdes Estates.

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