Former First Lady Patricia Farrar Passes Away; Gov. Daugaard Requests Flags At Half-Staff

Patricia Farrar, the wife of former Gov. Frank Farrar, died earlier today in Aberdeen. Mrs. Farrar, 84, was South Dakota’s First Lady from 1969 to 1971.

The former Patricia Henley was born in Claremont on Aug. 13, 1931. She graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota, where she met Frank Farrar. The couple was married in on June 5, 1953, in Fort Benning, Georgia, where Farrar was stationed in the U.S. Army.

“Mrs. Farrar is still remembered for her graciousness during her time as our First Lady,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Linda and I extend our sympathies to Gov. Farrar and to the Farrar family.”

Arrangements are pending for funeral services on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Britton. Gov. Daugaard is asking that flags throughout South Dakota fly at half-staff on that day in honor of Mrs. Farrar.

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