Last updated 10/8/2021 at 5:05pm
Loretta McNeil was a caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Loretta joined our Lord last week and is celebrating her wonderful life in heaven.
Loretta was born to Clarence and Alice Duffen in Long Beach, California. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, she pursued her dreams of being a fashion buyer for Leask's Department Store in Santa Cruz and later with Bullock's Wilshire in Los Angeles.
Loretta met her husband, Ray McNeil, in Santa Cruz in 1957 through her lifelong friend Hazel Pinochi. Together, they had three children, Ross, Kathleen and Brian; six grandchildren, Jordan, Jami, Sadie, Tyler, Blake and Brooke and one great-grandchild, Luca.
Loretta had many wonderful life long memories that include spending quality time with her family, volunteering at the Angel Society of Fallbrook, working at the Mercantile in Fallbrook and at Christel's Boutique in Bonsall, worshiping with her friends at Fallbrook Baptist Community Church, volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Brea, and volunteering at both Saint Angela Merici and Saint Juliana Falconieri churches when her children were younger. Loretta also enjoyed writing letters to politicians in an attempt to make America a better place to live.
A family graveside funeral service is scheduled for Loretta at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2021, at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukemia Society.