Alma “Boots” Farris
Alma “Boots” Farris, 89, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 25, at her home in Pierre. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the Isburg Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be at the Murdo City Cemetery.
Alma was born in Okaton, South Dakota to Clarence and Alma (Dobbin) Woodcock. She grew up in Okaton and graduated from high school there. Alma married Charles “Buster” Farris, in Draper, S.D., on December 24, 1948. They made their home in the area and raised their six children. Buster died unexpectedly in 1964. After he passed she did her best to stay at home and raise her six children.
Alma had many interest including watching the squirrels and birds outside her window. She also loved to garden. Holidays and family gatherings were always held at Alma’s house. She enjoyed hosting and cooking for her family and friends. She would always welcome you in her home as long as you followed her rules, it was “her house, her rules.”
She is survived by Kathy Hall, Morehead, Ky., Pat Gordon, Pierre, S.D., Fred Farris (Robin) Watertown, S.D., Ed Farris (Shirley) Mankato, Minn., Rick Farris, Pierre, S.D., Ron Farris, Pierre, S.D. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 10great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Clarence and Alma Farris. Her sister, brother, and husband Buster.
Alma enjoyed life, family members and friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. Alma will be missed but never forgotten.