Former Universal propman
Ralph E. Farmer, a former prop man at Universal Pictures during the 1920s and early 1930s, died Friday of natural causes in Santa Maria. He was 90.He is survived by his son, Noel Farmer, a sister and a niece. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. todayat Dudley Hoffman Mortuary Chapel in Santa Maria. Memorial contributions in Farmer’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. of Santa Barbara County.