Helen Lee Farbro of Borger, Texas passed away on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on December 19, 1924 in Kansas to Blanch Garretson and Charles Miller.
As a first-team All-State defensive basketball stalwart in 1942, she led the Borger High Redbirds to capture the school’s first team-sport state championship.
Her joyful spirit, happy-go-lucky attitude, biting sense of humor and love for the downtrodden inspired all those who knew and loved her to laugh in the face of misfortune and always show compassion and caring for the less-fortunate, including her beloved Dallas Cowboys and even quarterback Tony Romo, who ruined more than a few of her Christmases by playing as if he thought “Dec.” was short for “Choke.”
An avid reader and crossword puzzle aficionado, she also enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts and making homemade beef jerky, fudge and peanut brittle, which were outstanding!
Preceded in death by her husband, William Farbro; son, Bill Riordan; grandson, Michael Riordan; and nephew, Clyde Harrington, she is survived by her sister, Alice Harrington of Borger, TX; sons, John Riordan of Dayton, Nevada and Mike Riordan of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Nanci Farbro-Espinoza of Las Vegas, NV; and son, Paxton Farbro of Borger, TX. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held in Borger at a later date.