Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors already feel her absence and will continue to miss her dearly. So do her devoted dogs, Rusty B and BB.
Growing up, she played point guard for the women’s basketball team in Friendship. She picked cotton and baled hay like a boy, which helped with her basketball game. She was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Her license plate still says “ptgrd.”
She spent more than 40 years of her life as an educator, both as a teacher and elementary school principal at El Capitan Elementary School in Roswell, N.M., where she was known for her creativity and enthusiasm. Her teachers appreciated how well she knew each individual child’s circumstances.While in Roswell, she received numerous awards, including Career Woman of the Year in 1975.
In retirement, she lived and taught in Hawaii for eight years before settling in Plano, Texas, near her daughter, Sherry Shaw and son, Doug Shaw. Her son, George Alan Blevins lives in Washington, D.C.
Faye was the seventh born in a family of eight children. She had three sisters and four brothers, and she was the last living Harris sibling.
Her family and friends are commemorating and celebrating her life on this earth through a memorial service to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Altus, 317 N. Main, Altus. Burial services are to follow at the Navajo Cemetery in Friendship, Okla. For family photos and details visit www.teddickeywestfuneral.com