William Allison Farnsworth, a kind and gentle man, left this world
on November 25, 2005. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and raised in Oakland, CA. Upon graduating from
Oakland High in 1945 and completing his tour with the U.S. Army, he entered U.C. Berkeley, where he
was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He graduated from Cal in 1952. Mr. Farnsworth taught school in
the Lafayette School District for 30 years, at both Stanley and Fairview Junior High Schools. until his
retirement in 1985.
Bill leaves behind his wife, Barbara, of 53 years; daughter, Laurie Baker (Dan) of
Lafayette; son, James Farnsworth (Linda) of Cameron Park, CA; daughter, Allison Morin (Patrick) of Grapevine,
TX; and grandchildren, Brooks, Trent, and Kendall Baker, Ian and Jill Farnsworth, and Christopher, Alexander,
and Daniel Morin. He was predeceased by his brother, John Farnsworth; sister, Jean Kepner; and grandson, Eric
James Morin. Services will be private.
The William A. Farnsworth Memorial Fund for the Lafayette Arts &
Science Foundation has been created in his memory: Donations may be made to LASF designated for the Farnsworth
Fund, PO Box 923, Lafayette, CA 94549 or a charity of your choice. For information about LASF go to lasf.org.
Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel (925) 934-5400