Brenton N. Farmer Memorial Fund

This Memorial Fund has been set up in loving memory of our son and brother, Brent. All funds will go to support the Contra Costa chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

Brent was devoted to animals and enjoyed close companionship from the family dog, Beau. He loved nature and was an avid fisherman. He reveled in besting his family members on the tennis court. He liked hanging out with the guys and listening to music.

Sadly, for the last 19 years, Brent struggled with a serious mental illness. When he was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, we were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the situation. NAMI was a life-saving resource to our entire family. NAMI offered family-to-family peer counseling, legal and medical guidance, and invaluable emotional support through an exceedingly difficult journey. Brent’s father, Al, was the President of the Contra Costa chapter for many years and continues to serve as a Board member. We are deeply indebted to the NAMI community and will continue to be involved going forward.

We thank you for your donation. Any amount will make a difference for NAMI and for people, like Brent, who suffer from mental illness along with their families.

With gratitude, Donate here

The Farmer Family

Brent N. Farmer Memorial Guest Book

Brent N. Farmer Memorial Guest Book

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Adam Durante
Brent and I became good friends early on in high school, his good friends all remember the trampoline amongst other great times with him. Mental illness shouldn’t been taking likely and if you know someone who is experiencing it, take their side and help them. Miss the Oldsmobile we use to ride around in and especially how we shared time and experiences together. Rest good buddy, you don’t have to experience the pain and confusion anymore.
Linda Delehunt
Oh no...I am so very sorry. This is a terrible tragedy for your family as well as for our Orinda community. I can only express gratitude for your sharing your story and your wonderful son with all of us. Your family is a pillar in the community. Stand proud of your achievements and we all pray for your recovery from your sad loss.
Sharon Huang and Bill Hicks
Dear Laura, Jim and the Farmer family,

We send our deepest condolences with love and support to your family.
Lauren Rettagliata
Thank you so much for all that your family has done for NAMI. I so appreciate the work you have done to help families who support those with a mental illness.
Veronica Mc Manus
Dear Al, Sue and family,
Although no words can really help to erase the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. I pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement.
Hold tight to memories for comfort.
Christie Batterman Jordan
Dear Sue, Al and Family
I was so sad to learn about Brent's passing, and was very moved at the service to celebrate his life. Your family is an inspiration of how to love and support each other with courage and grace.
Sending love and sympathy,
Mikhiela Sherrod
I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Nate and Nikki Madsen
So Sorry for your loss
Norm and Maggie Eggen
Al, Sue, Laura and all of the Farmer family.
Brent's Celebration of Life was very loving, touching and informative.
Thanks for sharing Brent’s life journey with all of us.
Be strong under God’s loving care.
Hugs from Norm and Maggie Eggen.
Juleby And Paola Carvajal-Hirsch
Dear Sue, Al, Chris, Laura, Steven and families,

There are no words. You are forever in our hearts and we keep Brent in our memory.

The Hirsch Family