Merle Viola Farmer | Obituary

Merle Viola Farmer, 76, died peacefully in her home in Crozet, VA, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

Merle was born on November 23, 1944, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A daughter of the late Lieutenant Commander (RCN) Frederick A. H. Webb and Florence Webb (née Walker).

In 1945, Merle and her family moved to Victoria, B.C., where she spent her childhood and young adult years. She was an accomplished pianist, and her performance helped her win the title of Miss Victoria in 1963.

In 1979, Merle, her husband Wayne, and two children emigrated to Mercer Island, Washington.

Merle was an active member of the Seattle community. She played tennis at the Mercer Island Country Club and the Bellevue Athletic Club. She was active in the Pacific Northwest YPO Women’s Forum. While raising her children, she found her career passion as a realtor in the Pacific Northwest real estate market, which she enjoyed for more than 20 years. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.

In 2012, Merle and Wayne moved to Crozet, VA, to be closer to their grandchildren. During the winter months, they lived in Rancho Mirage, CA, where she enjoyed tennis, Mahjong, and walks with her friends.

In addition to her husband Wayne, she is survived by her daughter Shelley Farmer of New York, NY, son Grant Farmer and his wife Erin of Crozet, VA, and five grandchildren, Madison, Isabella, and Wayne Farmer (Crozet), and Jackson and Grace Allen (New York). She is also survived by her brother, Frederick Leslie Webb, of Victoria, B.C.

No formal service is planned. Remembrances may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, or your preferred cause.