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Sandra Jean McFarland

August 13, 1947 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


It is with profound respect and heartfelt affection that we celebrate the life of Sandra Jean McFarland, a woman of immense love, creativity, and faith. Born on the 13th of August, 1947, in Lima, Ohio, Sandra embarked on a journey that would span 75 years, concluding peacefully on the 26th of July, 2023, in Laguna Hills, California. Her life was a testament to the enduring power of love, the transformative nature of creativity, and the comforting guidance of faith.

Sandra's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with the threads of family, education, work, and passion. She was lovingly surrounded by her husband, Kenneth Alan McFarland, her two sons, Christopher and Shane Shockley, her daughter, Lori Shockley Sanders, her sister, Teri Schreck, 17 grandchildren, Tawnie, Eric, Mathew, Hosanna, Rebkah, Sarah, Violet, Hannah, Taylor, Madi, Hope, Lily, Sophia, Resah, Jordon, Kahlua, Kaila, and 5 great-grandchildren, Ronin, Zarya, Kiyaun, Oliver and Betty. Each one of them was a shining star in her universe, and she loved them with an intensity that was as endless as the cosmos.

Education played a pivotal role in Sandra's life, as she attended high school in Newport Beach and studied interior design at Fullerton Community College. It was there that she cultivated an intellectual curiosity that would serve her well in her professional life. Sandra's career as a job recruiter spanned many years, helping countless individuals find their purpose and passion in their work. She retired with a sense of fulfillment, knowing that she had made a significant difference in people's lives.

The year 1995 marked a significant turn in Sandra's life when she married Kenneth Alan McFarland on Christmas Eve in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their love story was one of mutual respect, shared interests, and unwavering support. It was a testament to the fact that love, when nurtured with care and understanding, can bloom into something truly beautiful.

Sandra's creativity found its expression through her passion for interior decorating. She had an extensive collection of decor, each piece carefully chosen, each one a reflection of her impeccable taste and unique style. Sandra's home was not just a house; it was a living canvas that bore the imprint of her creative soul.

Family was the cornerstone of Sandra's life. She loved spending time with her family, cherishing each moment, each memory. Whether it was a family dinner, a holiday celebration, or a quiet afternoon spent in the company of her loved ones, Sandra reveled in the joy of togetherness. Her family was her sanctuary, her source of strength, and her greatest joy.

Sandra Jean McFarland was a beacon of light in a world that often seems dark. She was loving - her heart a wellspring of affection for her family and friends. She was creative - her imagination a vibrant palette of ideas and inspirations. She was faith-filled - her belief in a higher power a guiding force in her life.

In celebrating Sandra's life, we are reminded of the power of love, the beauty of creativity, and the comfort of faith. We are inspired to live our lives with the same passion, the same determination, and the same unwavering belief in the power of positivity. Sandra's life was a beautiful symphony of love, creativity, and faith, a melody that will resonate in our hearts forever.

As we bid farewell to Sandra Jean McFarland, let us remember that her spirit remains with us, in the love she had for her family, in the creativity she poured into her passions, and in the faith that guided her throughout her life. Her legacy is a reminder that life is a journey to be cherished, a gift to be treasured, and a story to be told with love, creativity, and faith.

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Celebration of Life
August 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Ferrara Colonial Mortuary
351 N. Hewes Street
Orange, CA 92869


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