LouJean Easthope Ferrell passed peacefully through the veil on September 23, 2023 at her home in River Falls, Wisconsin.
LouJean was born on June 4, 1956, in Ogden, Utah to Clarence LaRoy Easthope and Anna Saunders Easthope. She was their sixth child and the beautiful baby that completed their family.
She was raised in the close-knit small farming community of Syracuse, Utah. As a child, she enjoyed carefree days making mudpies, playing with neighborhood friends, swinging in the backyard while singing at the top of her lungs, gathering asparagus along the ditch banks, romping with her dogs and cats, eating tomatoes straight out of the patch, creating a gigantic Barbie doll house, and going on summer vacations with her family. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and sang with her mother and sisters, among many others, in numerous choirs.
She graduated from Clearfield High School in 1974 and attended Weber State College. She was a member of the vocal ensemble Weber State Singers, which is where she met her future husband, Lance Packer Ferrell. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 12, 1975.
Her greatest desires were fulfilled in the roles of wife, mother, grandmother, and disciple of Jesus Christ. She found delight in being a homemaker and creating a beautiful, orderly home full of laughter and music for her husband and family. She set an example of Christ-like love for her children, grandchildren, and everyone she met, serving God by serving others.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as Relief Society President, Stake Relief Society Presidency Counselor, and numerous other callings through the years, but the one she loved the most was that of Primary teacher. She had a gift for teaching the gospel to children.
She had many loves, first and foremost for her Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and, the restored gospel. She also loved her flower and vegetable gardens; her dogs; rides through the countryside; Mexican, Thai, and Italian food; traveling the world; playing with her grandchildren; baking homemade wheat bread; enjoying majestic mountains; and beautiful sunsets; her pioneer ancestry; and sibling vacations, to name a few. She loved life and she lived it thoroughly.
LouJean’s physical beauty was only surpassed her radiant spirit. She faced her recent health challenges with unwavering faith, courage, and hope while trusting in the Lord and willingly accepting His plan for her. She recognized that life’s trials give us experience that purifies, refines, and prepares us for the next step in our eternal progression.
We have been abundantly blessed by her legacy of light and love. We look forward to the day when we will once again be encircled in her warm embrace as she welcomes us home.
She is survived by her husband, Lance; children Russell (Kristi) Larson; David (Tara) Larson; Rachel Sjoblom, Daniel Ferrell, Emily Knight; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, siblings Annette Newbold, LaRoy (Janet) Easthope, Kathy Telford, Carolyn (Rocky) Palmer; Raeleen Easthope, 2 uncles, 1 aunt, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 11 am at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 am at the mortuary. Interment will be in Syracuse City Cemetery.