1919 ~ 2014
Lillian May Belliston Farrell was born on May 4, 1919 in Spring Lake, Utah to William and Daisy Belliston. While a member of the Murray High School band, she met Robert Howe Farrell (Bob). He never would challenge her for first chair trumpet, and the two played many duets. They were married on February 9, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, where Bob was an air cadet; they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple nine months later. Their children are Dianne Hale (DeVon), Linda West (Roy) and Robert Thomas Farrell (Jan). They have 17 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
From a happy childhood in Murray, Utah to homes with Bob and children in China, Japan, England, and many United States Air Force stateside assignments, Lillian's life was filled with rich experiences and friends worldwide. She and Bob retired to Ogden, Utah. She was known for her sparkly personality, good looks and classy dress, ability to play any song on the piano, sharp bridge skills, service in church and officers wives' organizations, and as a loving wife and mother.
Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings Grace Jeppsen (Boyd), Emma Howcroft (Earl), and William Belliston (Eva, still living), and grandson Michael Farrell West.
A viewing will be held at the Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 4760 State Street, Murray, Utah from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 22nd. The funeral will be held at the Ogden Weber Stake Center, 5855 E. Skyline Drive, Ogden, Utah at 11 AM on May 23rd with a viewing one hour before. Interment will follow at the Lindquist Memorial Park Cemetery.