OBITUARY: Loretta Alexandre, 1941-2023 | Lost Coast Outpost

OBITUARY: Loretta Alexandre, 1941-2023 | Misplaced Coast Outpost

5, 1941 – January 14, 2023

beloved Mother, Loretta Jean Alexandre, peacefully handed away on
January 14, 2023, surrounded by her loving household. She was so iconic
within the city of Ferndale, one solely wanted to say “Loretta” and
everybody knew who you had been speaking about.

January 5, 1941, in Eureka to William and Mary Trutalli, Loretta was
raised on her guardian’s dairy farm in Ferndale. She and her youthful
brother, David, spent their complete lives within the city of Ferndale.

was an inspirational girl who was a job mannequin for love
others. She attended Ferndale Excessive College the place she was actively
concerned in Future Homemakers of America, graduating in 1958, then
attending Humboldt State College. Loretta dated Joe Alexandre, a
Portuguese immigrant from the Azores who was residing on a dairy farm
in Ferndale. She had been smitten for the reason that age of 15 and so they
married on April 23,1960.

and Joe settled in Ferndale’s Grizzly Bluff space, the place they had been
pillars in establishing a good group and tradition of farmers and
mates. All of them labored and performed collectively, as they raised their
households within the Nineteen Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. At all times with considerable laughter
and nice meals, their group shared one another’s lives, via
births, deaths, celebrations, floods, and windstorms, often with
plenty of cows within the combine! Loretta’s kitchen was at all times open for a
cup of espresso and a dialog, and she or he could possibly be counted on to lend
a serving to hand (or lead the cost).

her three kids, Renae, Blake, and Kristina, was Loretta’s
highest precedence, whereas she additionally supported Joe of their dairy
enterprise. Though her dwelling was impressively organized, Loretta
by no means was capable of finding her barn boots! She saved busy with involvement
in her kids’s actions, all through their college years, with
sports activities, 4-H & FFA actions.

her youngsters grew older, met their spouses, and developed their very own
lives, Loretta’s grandchildren turned her pleasure and pleasure. She then
turned “Noni,” not ever lacking a soccer, soccer, basketball,
observe, or volleyball sport. She was within the stands watching with pleasure
at each honest present too.

residing on the dairy for 3 many years, Joe and Loretta moved to their
new Ferndale dwelling in 1991. Loretta by no means misplaced her love for the sweetness
of Ferndale. Her 30-year dream was to construct her own residence and Joe
supported her in each determination as he knew she had labored on each
element within the plans. Loretta agreed the enterprise got here first, however now
Joe was saying, “No matter you need, Sugar,” as she supervised
each board and nail. When she mirrored on these years, she would
say, “The most effective yr of my marriage was constructing our dwelling with Joe.”

turned identified for her love of antiques and was capable of fill her dream
dwelling with them. Many components of her superbly embellished dwelling had been
constructed round her favorites. Her love of antiques took her throughout the
nation, and she or he shared quite a few antiquing journeys together with her pricey
family and friends. Loretta may recall the place each piece within the
home got here from, and the buddies she went with and plenty of recollections from
the journey.

2000, Loretta was totally supportive when Joe wished to buy a
restaurant with a bunch of mates in downtown Ferndale. “Poppa
Joe’s”, turned an “outdated man’s daycare” the place the native
retired guys would play playing cards, drink espresso and inform tales, whereas
vacationers and locals loved breakfast or lunch. Loretta and Joe
celebrated 44 years collectively earlier than his passing in 2004, and she or he
constantly stayed concerned with managing Poppa Joe’s restaurant.

beloved to go tenting in Benbow. Joe would drive her little trailer
down so she may have enjoyable within the solar with girlfriends and he would
return dwelling to fend for himself for the week – which at all times turned a
nice story. Loretta’s mates had been an enormous a part of her life; she was
properly beloved for her generosity, thoughtfulness and cheerfulness.

was additionally a planner and had a stack of annual calendars through which she
recorded her every day life, appointments, birthdays, or particular occasions
on every day. With great creativity and design, she additionally made
recollections final via scrapbooking. Her petite little fingers crafted
greater than 90 extraordinary books of her grandchildren over time.
Specifically customized, these turned priceless presents to grateful

was a constructive drive in lots of communities: Dairy Farming, Poppa Joe’s,
Portuguese Catholic Heritage, and Ferndale, the place she sang alto in
the Ferndale Group and Church choir for many years. She beloved to
sing. Her choir members turned like household, and she or he loved their
fellowship and internet hosting the annual choir occasion at her dwelling. Associates
until the top, choir members visited Loretta within the hospital days
earlier than her passing, and so they sang a wonderful ‘Wonderful Grace’

is survived by her kids: Renae Alameda, Blake & Stephanie
Alexandre, Kristina & Will Saltekoff; grandchildren: Justin
Lewis, Makenzie Alameda & Nick Bobroff, Joseph & Alexa
Alexandre, Christian & Callie Alexandre, Vanessa & Justin
Nunes, Dalton Alexandre and Savanna Alexandre; nice grandchildren:
Caden Lewis, Canaan & Callahan Alexandre, Jora Nunes, and Brylynn

is preceded in dying by her husband Joseph Francis Alexandre, brother
David Trutalli, mother and father William Trutalli and Mary Silveira,
grandsons, Jace and Hunter Alameda.

Darin Trutalli, Justin Lewis, Joseph, Christian & Dalton
Alexandre, and Justin Nunes.

Pallbearers: Ken Mendes, Jerome Davis, Glenn Martella, Bruno
Pialorsi, Curt Adorni, Leland Tomasini, Will Saltekoff, Frank

lieu of flowers, donations will be made to the Joe Alexandre Memorial
Scholarship Fund the place the household helps Ferndale Excessive College
graduates with a ardour for agriculture. (P.O. Field 1155, Ferndale,
Ca 95536).

intimate household burial blessing has already taken place. Household,
mates, and anybody who’s life Loretta could have touched are welcome
to hitch the household on April 23 at 10:45 a.m. on the Catholic Church
of the Assumption (564 Berding Avenue, Ferndale, Ca 95536) the place the
Mass Intention is for Loretta. The Celebration of Life will observe at
12 p.m. at Portuguese Corridor in Ferndale (355 Ocean Avenue, Ferndale,
Ca 95536).


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