In Memory

Arthur Farley

Arthur Farley

Arthur J. Farley
Arthur J. Farley, M.D., died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

He was born on November 1, 1939, in Lidderdale, Iowa, the son of Elden Roger Farley and Irene Collison Farley. He graduated from Bellaire High School in 1958 and from the University of Houston in 1963. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, in June of 1967. He interned at Moffitt Hospital in San Francisco and did his residency in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry at UCLA in Los Angeles. He served in the United States Army, at Madigan General Hospital, Fort Lewis, Washington, in 1969 and 1970.

Before beginning medical school in September of 1963, Art married Harriette Jones on August 24, 1963. Art is survived by his wife, Harriette, and two daughters of whom they are very proud, Eleanor Farley Moore and her husband, Darren Moore, and Hannah Farley Long. They have three grandchildren, Taylor Moore, Austin Moore and Arton Long. He is also survived by his siblings, Cora Bartholomew, Roger Farley, Cathy Anderson, Mark Farley and Barbara Wolf. 

Art and Harriette moved to Houston, Texas, from California in 1976 where Art practiced Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis for 36 years. He retired in 2012. He was a tireless advocate for mental health issues and served as an officer or committee chair as a member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, The American Psychoanalytic Association, The American Psychiatric Association, and many other associations at the national, state and county level. He and Diane Manning, Ph.D., established The New School in the Heights, which serves students and their families in providing an alternative educational experience.

Art was an avid sportsman, having been introduced to fishing and hunting by Harriette's father and her brother-in-law, Jack McGinty. Art and Jack, along with many other fishing and hunting buddies, had wonderful trips all over the United States and beyond. Art also enjoyed kayaking along Lake Bird Lake and along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

A private celebration of Art's life will be held at a later time. Memorials in Art's name may be sent to The New School in the Heights, 403 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77007, or to the charity of your choice.

Published in Houston Chronicle on June 21, 2015