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Mary (Farnworth) Luff

March 24, 1938 ~ March 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


     Mary Farnworth Luff, 84, a resident of Richfield, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Serenity Transitional Care in Twin Falls.

     Mary Farnworth was born on March 24, 1938 in Gooding, Idaho, to Francis Chriss and Emma Minda (Mason) Farnworth.  The family moved to Richfield (Marley area) in 1940 where she was raised, along with three brothers (Daniel, Edwin and Victor) and one sister (Evelyn) and where she graduated high school in 1956.

     After graduation she worked a short time in Sun Valley, Idaho before returning to Richfield to work at the Richfield bank.

     On May 13, 1959 Mary married her best friend – Robert Luff, in a ceremony at the Methodist Church in Richfield.  The couple moved several times in the next three years, but never very far.  They resided at the Charley house farm, ¾ mile north of Richfield until the fall of 1990 when they moved ¼ mile closer to town.

     Mary became a mother to Carmen Jean on December 9, 1968.  Mary was very active in Carmen’s childhood, including school activities, 4-H, FFA, and other school events.

     Mary has worked for Ward’s Cheese; Shoshone Sale Yard in Shoshone; First Interstate Bank; and in 1986 she became the Richfield District Librarian; besides raising heifers with her husband.

     Mary will be remembered for her compassion toward others, always helping do what she could especially when it came to children.  She was a happy person that was always doing something for someone.  She loved to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, garden, making jams and jellies, any arts and crafts, antiques, besides working along Robert’s side on the farm.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

     She is survived by: her daughter – Carmen Jean (Reed) Kofoed.

     She was preceded in death by: her husband – Robert Luff; her parents – Chriss and Minda Farnworth; her brothers – Daniel, Edwin and Victor; and her sister – Evelyn Farnworth Wolverton.

     A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Richfield Cemetery in Richfield.

     Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.





























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Graveside Service
March 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Richfield Cemetery
450 East Nez Perce
Richfield, Idaho 83349


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