Norman Farrell, 93, a retired Army colonel, died Dec. 6 of complications from a stroke at the Arden Courts assisted living facility in Annandale.
He had been an Alexandria resident for about 50 years.
Col. Farrell served in the Army from 1939 until his retirement in 1969. His assignments included postings in Austria, Germany, ItalyandIran, wherehewasanadviser to the shah’s army.
He was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Norman Farrell was born at Fort McPherson, Ga. He graduated from theU.S. Military Academy atWest Point, N.Y., in 1939. He was aninstructor at theMassachusetts Institute ofTechnology early in his career.
After retiring from active duty, Col. Farrellworked as a consultant on government contracts, including for Booz AllenHamilton, until his retirement in the late 1970s.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening and studying the American Indian wars.
Col. Farrell was a longtime member ofMount Vernon Presbyterian Church in Fairfax County.
Jeannine Lattin Farrell, his wife of 53 years, died in 1993.
Survivors include four children, Norman Farrell Jr. of Tokyo, Elizabeth Bragg of Covington, Ga., Jay Farrell of Austin and Patricia Oliver of Alexandria; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.