Janet B. Farrell, 93, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2019. She was born in Sutter Creek to Sidney and Lillie Bennetts on Sept. 3, 1925.
After graduating from Sutter Creek High School, she pursued a career in nursing and became a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps, and graduated from Sacramento Jr. College and Sacramento College of Nursing. In the late ‘40s, Janet worked at the Sacramento County Hospital where she met her future husband Tom, and was married in 1949. They purchased a dairy farm in Galt in 1954. After raising her family and caring for her parents, Janet worked at the Royal Oaks Convalescent Hospital as a Registered Nurse for 23 years. Janet spent the last eight of those years as the Director of Nurses.
Janet was a member of St. Christopher’s Church in Galt, Friends of the Galt Library and the Galt Area Historical Society. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Friends of the Library at 1000 Caroline Avenue, Galt, CA 95632 or the Galt Area Historical Society at P.O. Box 782, Galt, CA 95632.
Preceding Janet in death were her husband Tom, son Thomas A. Farrell III and sister Lois Dawson. She is survived by her daughter Toni J. Farrell of Elk Grove, Petra Farrell (widow of Thomas), son Shaun L. (Michelyn) Farrell of Galt; four grandsons, Grant, Matthew, Andrew and Tommy; and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a viewing of Janet at the Ben Salas Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27 from 2-5:30 p.m., with a rosary beginning at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church at 950 S. Lincoln Way in Galt, with burial at the Galt Cemetery immediately thereafter and a reception to follow. Ben Salas Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.