Lan “Stewart” Farley

Left this world while watching the night sky on October 5, 2022. He was born in Worland, Wyoming on February 10, 1940, to Bob Farley and Jeanette Dawson Farley, and grew up in the small town of Basin, Wyoming.  He attended Westmont College and Claremont University in California, receiving a master’s in Teaching. In 1993 Stewart earned his PhD from the University of New Mexico. He was a devoted and creative teacher, and later served as an education administrator. His commitment to youth was a contribution that positively impacted numerous lives. His love, generosity, and sense of adventure were a gift to this world, and he will be greatly missed. Stewart is survived by his longtime partner, Paula McGee, daughter Alicia Johnston and family, and sister Janis Smith. Several celebrations of life will be held in Stewart’s honor by his closest family members. If you wish to celebrate him too, please listen to his favorite piece of music: Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and consider supporting his chosen non-profit organization: Compassion & Choices (

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