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Alta Louise Ferrel


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Alta Louise Ferrel

Fernley - Alta Louise Ferrel, 84, went home to be with Our Lord on July 30, 2018. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Alta was born in Hawthorne, Nevada, on November 12, 1933 to Edward Milton and Veronica Margaret Ferrel. She grew up in Fallon, Nevada where she met her children's father Henry (Hank) Ackerman. In 1960 they moved to Fernley where she raised her eight children.

Alta was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary and was involved in building the In-Town Park in Fernley. She also owned restaurants in Fernley through which she made many lifelong friends. Upon retiring Alta enjoyed baking and spending time in her yard gardening. Her greatest joy was being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alta is survived by her daughter Stacie (Pete) Orozco and son Greg (Rhonda) Ackerman of Fernley; Gary (Dee) Ackerman of Reno; Gordon (Kim) Ackerman of Lincoln, CA; Glen Ackerman of Sparks; Guy (Angela) Ackerman of Fallon, Twenty-one grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, her brother Roger (Jean) Ferrel of Lakeside, OR, her sister Jeanine Byrd of Fernley and numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters, her son Garth Ackerman and her daughter Anna (Susie) Ackerman.

A celebration of Alta's life will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the LDS Mormon Church on Alternate 95 in Fernley, NV. There will be a reception following the celebration for those wish to attend. Alta will be laid to rest among family at a private service in the Fallon Cemetery.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 9, 2018
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