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Lorayne McFarlane


Last updated 8/14/2008 at Noon

Lorayne McFarlane

Lorayne McFarlane, a 33-year Fallbrook resident, died at home August 8, 2008. She was 92.

Born December 13, 1915, in Alexandria, MN, and after growing up on a farm, she attended Bethesda School of Nursing in St. Paul, MN, and earned her RN degree in 1938. She worked in hospitals in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and finished her 40-year nursing career at Hawthorne Community Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Paul McFarlane, in 1995, and her twin brother Luverne Peterson.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dennis and Lynn McFarlane, Saratoga, CA, Doug and Marleta McFarlane, Orange, CA, and Neil and Annette McFarlane, Portland, OR; grandchildren Marissa O’Connor, Carlsbad, CA, Tiffanie Dieffenbach, Issaquah, WA, Laurel McFarlane, Chula Vista, CA, Ian McFarlane, Seattle, WA, and Megan McFarlane, Portland; and great-grandchildren Christopher O’Connor, Carlsbad, Riley and Matthew Dieffenbach, Issaquah, and Cole, Troy, Brooke and Hudson McFarlane, Chula Vista.

Lorayne volunteered for many years taking blood pressures at the Fallbrook Senior Center. She was an active and devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church, volunteering countless hours in various callings.

She enjoyed her hobbies of gardening, knitting and crocheting and traveling with her husband in their motor home. She will be remembered for her love of family and her happy and positive outlook on life.

Memorial services are pending at Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook.

The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino Del Rio North, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92108; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4950 Murphy Canyon Rd., Ste. 250, San Diego, CA 92123.

Arrangements are under the direction of Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary.


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