Nor­man Far­rell


The Washington Post Sunday - - METRO -

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.

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