Fay Spangler, 74 of Nocona, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Chapel of the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Burial will follow at the Nocona Cemetery in Nocona.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Fay was born July 23, 1945, in Fort Worth to Rube Harace and Artie (Wallace) Vickers.
As a young girl she faced challenging conditions at home, and was raised in poverty in a dilapidated home. Despite her upbringing Fay became the first of her generation to receive a college education.
Fay attended Cooke County College (now NCTC) graduating with a nursing diploma. She went on to have a life-long career in nursing, and retired as a Director of Nursing from Ashton Medical Lodge in Midland.
Fay dedicated her life to giving back, she sacrificed herself to her family, as well as the needy and all those around her. She will be remembered with love an appreciation as a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Clois Vickers, sisters Ruby Nichols, and Margie Perkins, twin grandsons Zachary and Brandon Taylor
Fay is survived by her children Lloyd Elliston, Dena Stevens and husband David and Laurie Steele; grandchildren Rusty Steele, Deanna Bowers and husband Josh, Jake Stevens, and Danna Poe and husband Chad; great-grandchildren Casen Poe and Averie Bowers.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
The loss of the wonderful sweet lady is painful to everyone whom ever crossed her path. The best friend, mom, mother-in-law, granny, great granny and friend you could ever imagine. Her love to her friends and family will shine on in the wonderful memories. RIP Granny. ♥️🙏🏼
So sorry to hear about Fay’s passing. She was a very sweet person and I was proud to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. R.I.P. Fay