FORT WORTH, Texas – Lana Katherine Smylie Farley of Fort Worth, loving wife of Roy Farley, passed away Aug. 9, 2020. after a long battle with deteriorating health.
Lana was born on Feb. 8, 1944, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She worked as a medical technologist from the time she graduated Arizona State University until God called her to be a deacon.
Lana was ordained in 1987. She is known and loved by the congregation of St Peter and Paul Anglican Church where she passionately devoted much of her time, talent, and treasure for 27 years. Her special ministries included hospice chaplain for eight years, licensed counselor for victims afflicted with multiple personalities as well as counseling in the parish. She also served as Spiritual director on multiple Cursillo weekends, chaired the Diocesan Council and outlined the ordination plan for deacons which became the Cannon for the Ordination of Deacons.
Lana was preceded in death by her parents: James Maxwell (Doc) and Iris Smylie.
In addition to her husband Roy to whom she was married for 55 years, she is survived by her son, Scott Farley and his wife Michelle Torromeo of Connecticut, her daughter Jennifer Lieberman and her husband Peter Nibert of Texas, her sister Margretta (Smylie) Perry and husband Lawrence of Colorado, as well as numerous cousins, niece, nephew, and grandchildren.
Memorial Service with be at The Anglican Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,
3900 Morris Ave, Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 2 pm. Please view the service online if you are at risk of infection with COVID-19. Masks are required. The service can be viewed online at stp2.org under “Recorded Church Services.” Donations may be sent and marked for Deacon Lana Memorial Fund.