Farra Lynn Kirby, 61, passed away Nov. 22 in Edgewood. She was born Nov. 2, 1955 in Bethesda, Md., to the late Rich and Barra Jane (Case) Richards. On Dec. 25, 2002 she married Rocky Kirby. Farra is survived by her husband, Rocky Kirby of Edgewood; brother, Jim Richards of Texas; and sister, Laurel Kramer of Albuquerque. Per the family’s wishes, no services are scheduled at this time.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]