Loretta Jean Morrell was born Loretta Jean Olson on January 4, 1940. She was the first born of J. Orlie and Geraldine Olson and lived the majority of her life in the Pacific Northwest; from the Oregon Coast to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Renton, Wash., and then finally settled in The Dalles, Ore., after her marriage to LeRoy Morrell, who survives her.
Loretta graduated from WyEast High School in Hood River, Ore., in 1958. She was the mother to three sons that she primarily raised on her own. She is survived by her sons, Jay Martin of Weiser, Idaho, Dan Tindall and his wife Melissa of Winthrop, Wash., and John Tindall and his wife Tracey of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
She is survived by her only sister Joyce Ziegler and her husband James of Underwood, Wash. She is also survived by many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and numerous members of her church family at Calvary Baptist Church.
There will be a celebration of Loretta’s life on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Baptist Calvary Church in The Dalles. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Humane Society in Loretta’s name.
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