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Please click here to view the live stream of the funeral service. The live stream of the funeral service for Mrs. Julia L. Farquhar will begin at 12:00pm on Friday, February 25th.
Bowie, MD — Julia Farquhar passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home of 55 years. She was born to Mieczyslaw (Max) and Jenina (Jennie) in 1933. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Irene and Theodosia and her brothers, Mieczyslaw, Walter and Zigmund. Julia was a beloved mother of 5 children and wife of Thomas B. Farquhar. Julia excelled in running an entire business office from CFO to book keeper and beyond. She managed all business aspects of The Farr Construction Company — Tom and Julia’s family business. After the death of her husband in 1986 she went on to be the office manager for physical therapist, Elaine Bartow. There she forged great friendships with all staff members including her boss.
One of her favorite pastimes was bowling — she was a “high roller bowler.” She had a creative side also and was well skilled with needle and thread (sewing many matching outfits for her daughter, Ann, and herself).
Julia is survived by her five children, IvyAnn, Thomas (m. Bobbi), Andrew (m. Desiree T.), Jennifer and Christopher (m. Nanci). She is also survived by her four grandchildren Brianna, Ian, Lauren, and Carson. Julia has many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law who loved her dearly. In addition, Julia was survived by one of many “drop off” pets, Benny, her faithful shadow till the end. She put up with all our “hey Mom, don’t you want ….” Over the years it was Bailey, Mr. Kitty, Fuzzy the bird, George the dwarf hamster, Chippy the chipmunk, many rehabbed wild song birds, and Snowball/Isabelle — we never did solidify that kitty’s name. And never to be forgotten, a very special family dog, Terry. Julia also entertained being a doggy daycare for one of her grand-dogs, Bebe. She truly loved them all! Her home was always open to anyone who needed a place to stay — both human and critter.
Viewing services will be held at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Highway (Rt. 3 South), Bowie, MD 20715 on Friday, February 25, 2022 between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. A burial service will follow at 1:45 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.
In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of Julia’s favorite/important charities:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (aspca.org)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)
Shriners Hospitals for Children, “love to the rescue” (shrinerschildrens.org)
Memories from her loved ones in their own words:
“Sitting on Mom’s lap Sunday nights, watching ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ on our little black and white TV. Her arm would rest upon the back of the couch with her head propped in her hand, while absentmindedly twirling a lock of her hair with her finger. Whether she meant to or not, Mom introduced me to the magic of imagination.”
“Flitting around the house in her flip-flops doing the household chores while singing and humming to the radio … she never did get the words right.”
“My mom is gone, oh dear Lord what am I going to do? I guess I will have to finally grow up. No longer do I have a safety net, a soft place to land when I’m troubled.
“We’ve been separated from each other, by events, for years — decades. No, that’s not actually true … for every place I went, I took you with me. In my heart and my mind, in my laughter and my tears, in my glories and defeats. I’m gladdened for time we spent together and sorrowed for the time that was lost to us. Oh Mommy, what ever shall I do?” Peace and love ~ Ann
“Leaving home at an early age, I was always able to go to Mom for advice. She had my back if needed. And man, she was so smart! Crossword puzzles never had a chance! Love you Mom” ~ Tozz
“I reserve the word beautiful when describing a woman to define not her physical attributes but rather, her soul. I have many loving memories of my mom — too many to list. She was selfless, nurturing, compassionate; the best mother anyone could hope to have. A quiet person with a beautiful spirit — a beauty not only on the surface but deep within. My mother is the most beautiful woman I have ever known. I miss you so much and always will.” Your loving son ~ Andrew
“Through the years after leaving home, I was always homesick for my Mom. Overnights as a little kid — forget about it! The parents of my friend always ended up having to call in the wee hours of the night to have me picked up because I just couldn’t be away from my Mom. To steal a quote from a hand towel I bought for her ‘Home is where your Mom is’ — Oh my gosh Mom, I am going to miss YOU!” Love always ~ Jenn
“I have fond memories of going to the strawberry patch and picking strawberries with Mom” ~ Chris, aka “your #1 son”
“One summer before I had married Tom, I had saved for a way too expensive for my budget, Ralph Lauren white fleece jacket. I LOVED that jacket and was totally bummed when the pocket got ripped off, barely a month after buying it! I was talking with Julie, all upset about it, and she said to bring it over, ‘I’m sure I can fix it.’ I said ok, but it’s like ‘really bad.’ I couldn’t believe it when she gave it back to me; you couldn’t even tell it had been torn at all. It looked new! It still baffles me.
Then, maybe 5 or 6 years later, I asked her to fix a very special quilt given to me after my grandmother passed away. The quilt was turning to shreds. Every grandchild got one. Without hesitation, Julie said ‘bring it to me, I’m sure I can fix it.’ Once again, she used her magic and brought my very sentimental blanket back to life again. I still have that quilt almost 25 years later. When I use it, I think of my grandma AND Julie — it’s a keeper.” Love ~ Bobbi
Friday, February 25, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, February 25, 2022
Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, February 25, 2022
Starts at 1:45pm (Eastern time)
Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel-Crownsville
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