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Elizabeth Caroline Forella

April 9, 1943March 13, 2019
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Elizabeth Caroline (Powell) Forella

April 9, 1943 – March 13, 2019

Elizabeth Caroline (Powell) Forella oldest daughter of the late Vera Madeline (Payne) Powell and the late Raymond Luther Powell was born in Clarksburg, WV. She entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was predeceased by her sisters Suzanne (Powell) Mushrush and Margaret (Powell) Nicely and a brother Raymond Luther Powell. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV and Marshall University in Huntingdon, WV with a BS in Medical Technology.

She is survived by the love of her life, Louis Forella. Thanks to a summer spent in Myrtle Beach, SC and a job at an Italian restaurant, the couple met and married on July 4th and spent almost 55 years celebrating their anniversary with the entire country. Immediately after marrying Louis, she became an Air Force spouse and traveled the world and the country with him.

She is survived by a daughter, Lea Christine (Forella) Moyer, wife of Steven, who was born during those travels at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. She is survived by her oldest grandson, Corbin Louis Moyer, husband of Laura (Anthony), who live in Boston.

She is also survived by a son, Ralph Anthony Forella, husband of Kelley (Ratchford), who was also born during those travels and also at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. She is survived by three grandchildren, Skylar Elizabeth, Reese Madeline, and Evan Raphael.

After retiring from the Air Force, the family settled in Pennsylvania where Elizabeth worked at several jobs, including as a medical technician and as a medical assistant. She eventually moved to NC with her husband. They owned and operated Carmella’s Restaurant in Shallotte, NC for several years. Elizabeth is also survived by a sister Jeannine (Powell) Boyd and a brother Richard Lawrence Powell, husband of Deena, and numerous nieces and nephews. Many friends, many of whom are as close as family, will also mourn her passing. She was an active member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed participating in her Red Hat group.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at eleven o’clock in the morning at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Elizabeth Caroline Forella

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Elmer Franck

March 19, 2019

Lou....So sorry for your loss! Liz was a great person....always a joy to be around. She will surely be missed. Condolences to the family. Your neighbors & friends, Elmer & Arlene Franck

Mary Treffinger

March 18, 2019

My sympathy to the family.
I remember Liz most from Bunco nights thirty- something years ago. We all had such a good time together. Liz was always lots of fun, such a warm person.
Liz was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

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