Tanya Farmer-Shapen, 52, died on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Tanya was born on Dec. 11, 1968, in Woodland Hills to Phil and Mary Farmer. They moved to Yucaipa in 1980. She attended Yucaipa High School.
Tanya and her sister Julie loved the river and being with each other all the time. She came from a very large family of aunts, uncles and cousins and was blessed with many friends.
Tanya was 5 years old when she got to drive her dad’s boat, From then on, she loved driving boats. She eventually became a drag boat racer, like her dad. She loved it along with all her racing buddies. She drove the boat and her sister Julie was the one wrenching on the engine. It was always a family thing.
Tanya is survived by her parents, Phil and Mary Farmer; sister and best friend Julie Duran; son Trent Shapen; nephew Brennan Duran. She will also be missed by her large family, racing family and friends.
There will be a private memorial for the immediate family members and a celebration of life to be held at a later date.