Louise Farrell was born as Georgia Louise Stark in Perryton, Texas. She and her husband, Charles (Chuck) Farrell, and their three children lived in McAlester from 1964 to 1975.
Louise lived in Texas until her senior year in high school when her family moved to California. She met Chuck Farrell at San Bernardino High School, and they were married in 1947 after they graduated. During their 46 year marriage they lived in Southern California and McAlester, Oklahoma. Chuck died in 1994.
Louise worked as an executive secretary at North American Aviation, as an administrator for a radiology center, and as a secretary/assistant for an orthopedic surgeon. All of these positions were in Orange County, California. She retired in 1992.
Louise has lived in Orange County for the past 40 years, the last 14 years in Rancho Santa Margarita. She has been with with her partner, Troy Payne, for 13 years. Troy brought enormous joy and happiness to Louise's life. They traveled through out the U.S. and around the world together, and they enjoyed their time at home between trips. In the last two years, Troy provided Louise with nurturing and caring that showed his true dedication and love.
Louise loved to read, play bridge, travel, walk, play video games, make an occasional trip to Las Vegas or local casinos, and, most importantly, spend time with her many friends and family. Louise embraced life and lived hers to its fullest. She had a great sense of humor, loved being around other people, and always encouraged those close to her to be the best they could be.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Linda Farrell of Alexandria, VA; her older son, Chuck Farrell and his wife, Lupe, of Huntington Beach, California, and Chuck's daughter, Rhianna Hernandez of Chino Hills, California; and her younger son David Farrell and his wife Sandra, and their daughters, Brittany and Serena, of Dove Canyon, California.
For those who wish to remember Louise, donations can be made to the City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010-3000, www.cityofhope.org, or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502, www.npcf.us.
Published on October 23, 2017