Alona Farr, 62, of River Falls passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 surrounded by the warmth and love of her family. She was born in Marshall, MN, on May 5, 1952, to the late Isabell and Melvin Urke. In Marshall, Alona would establish many lifelong relationships, including meeting her husband, soulmate and life partner of 45 years, Jim. After living in various locations across the United States for education, occupations, and adventure, Alona and Jim, along with their two young children settled in River Falls to raise their family. Alona was a loving and devoted mother, who found life’s greatest joys in raising her daughter, Tasha, and her son, James. As an adult student, Alona graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving a Vocational Rehabilitation degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Alona had an extensive career as an advocate for children and women in the River Falls community. Alona is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter; Tasha, son-in-law David and grandson Ari, all of River Falls; her son James, of New Orleans, LA; sisters, brothers; loving extended family and many dear friends. A Celebration of Alona’s Life was held Thursday, February, 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church, River Falls. Visitation was also Thursday from 1-2 pm at the church. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.