Waneeta Lee Brockel Farris died July 15, 2017. She was born August 21, 1947 to William and Neoma Brockel. She was raised on the family farm in the Howard Valley. As a young girl, she participated in 4-H and enjoyed a typical childhood on the farm.
Waneeta enjoyed raising her sons, Richard and Chad. She owned a flower and fabric shop for several years in Forsyth. She started a career at Montana Bank in 1983 and retired as bank president from Wells Fargo in 2004. She was actively involved in the Forsyth Community.
A large and wonderful part of her life was her grandchildren. She cherished every moment with them, especially making candy with them. Waneeta loved to travel and was an excellent cook and baker. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed making wedding dresses, and arranging flowers. Her special gift was writing poems. She has volumes of poems written for special people and events in her life.
She bravely fought Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years and would want to thank all of those that helped make her battle a little easier.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Farris; sons, Richard (Ana) Thompson of Forsyth, Montana and Chad (Sharon) Thompson of San Diego, California; grandchildren: Noah Thompson, Cody Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Kira Thompson, Levi Watson, and Trevor Watson; and sisters: Jean (David) Schmittou, Willa Arbogast, and Shelley (Dick) Thompson.