Gerald Edwin Farren

Jun 24, 1935 - Jun 26, 2019


Jerry Farren was born June 24, 1935 to Geraldine (née Druhan) and Joseph Farren. Jerry was born and raised in the Richmond District of San Francisco along with his big brother Tom and a loving network of extended family, including his beloved cousins Carol and Judy. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and St. Ignatius High School, before embarking on a 37-year career with the State of California. Most of his career was with the Department of Motor Vehicles in a variety of positions, including a driver’s license examiner and data analyst. He moved to Sacramento in 1967 where he and his wife Laura raised their three daughters in the Greenhaven neighborhood. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Jerry could see what a truly kind and loving person he was. He was innately empathetic–always rooting for the underdog. He valued fairness, financial responsibility, and being prepared for any emergency. Jerry loved the simple pleasures of life, including family time at Disneyland and Camp Sacramento, extra crispy bacon, warm French bread, and gin martinis. He also relished being up to date on the latest technology, teaching his daughters iphone shortcuts and recommending new apps.

Jerry passed away on June 26, 2019 with his daughters by his side. Jerry leaves behind his former wife Laura and their three daughters, Kathleen Ford (Scott), Christine Farren (Charles Walter), and Angela Farren (Andrew McKinney) and his beloved grandchildren Olivia and Josie Ford, and Stuart and Charlotte Walter. In both big and small ways, he looked out for his daughters and grandchildren up until the very end of his life.

He was truly liked by everyone he met and will be sorely missed. A service will be held on August 24, 2019 with a 12:30 p.m. Catholic mass at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, followed by a celebration of Jerry’s life at 2:30 p.m. at the Fox & Goose Public House, 1001 R Street.


  • FF says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the hope at Rev 21:4 which says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”.

  • Claudia Merritt says:

    To the family….Sorry for your loss. I know what I have to say is something you know already but it still needs to be said. Jerry was a very generous person with others. He had a great laugh and sense of humor. When I think of him I can hear his laugh and it always bring a smile to my face and I feel he is near by.

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