Scotts Mills - Inez Farmer, 101, passed away at her sister's home in Hillsboro OR.
She was born in Chisholm, MN, on April 8 1912, to Byron Hale Graham and Bessie Mackaman Graham. The family moved to Oregon in 1921. She had a passion for dancing and started dance lessons at a very early age. She was dancing professionally on weekends during high school. After graduating from high school she left for Los Angeles, then on to New York, and Chicago. She performed widely in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.
She married Thomas Farmer in November of 1939. They had one daughter, Diane. They returned to Oregon in 1947. They purchased a property on 99E down by Salem and built a drive-in known as "Farmer's Country Style Hamburgers".
She traveled the world but her favorite trips were a couple of Safaris in Africa. She and her daughter attended many events in Portland. Inez was a member of the Silverton United Methodist Church. Her church friends were her support group. She was happy knowing her cats had found good homes before she passed away.
Inez is survived by, her sister Margaret Ross of Hillsboro, niece Harriet VanDeursen and her husband Hans from Holland, two nephews, Jerry Graham of Hillsboro and Byron Graham of Vancouver WA, also three great nieces and three great nephews and one great-great nephew.
Services were held at United Methodist Church in Silverton on May 4, 2013, at 2 P.M. with burial following at Bethany Cemetery of Silverton. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel.