Faye Alice Faulkner passed away at home Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, surrounded by family and friends. She was 67. Faye was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Eckman, W. Va., to George and Mary Mullis. She was one of 12 children.
Faye moved to California when she was 17 and met and married Joe Faulkner in 1959. She and Joe bought the Lagoon Lodge in Palo Verde, Calif., in 1975. They successfully ran the lodge until retiring to Golden Valley in 1991. They made many dear friends during their years in Palo Verde and were known for their generosity. After retiring to Golden Valley, Faye went back to school to obtain her G.E.D. and started her second career as a customer service manager with Wal-Mart in Kingman. She was with Wal-Mart for 14 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Joe. She is survived by the following family: daughter, Susie Faulkner Barboa (John Lopez) of Golden Valley; daughter, Theresa Ann Faulkner of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; granddaughter, Darlene Barboa (Anthony) of Golden Valley; great-grandsons, Diego and Christopher Barboa of Golden Valley; adopted daughters, Debbie (Leonard) Thomas and family of Kingman, Vickie Lucia and family of Kingman, and Chris Howard of Phoenix; niece, Sheryl (Wayne) Johnson and family of Rio Rico, Ariz.; nephew, Steve (Yvonne) Hart and family of San Diego; sister, Hazel (Gene) Musick and family of San Diego; sister, Julie Bowman of Chester, Va.; and brothers, Bill (Jeanie) Mullis of Conwingo, Mass., and Colbert (Bobbie) Mullis of Bassiet, Va.
She is also survived by many extended family and loving friends.
A Celebration of Her Life will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Golden Valley Baptist Church on Highway 68. A gathering of her family and friends will immediately follow at her home. Private interment at Chloride Cemetery will be at a later date.
Fay was a beautiful person who worked hard all her life and loved her family and friends. Her wonderful smile brightened all who knew her. She will be missed always.
Go in peace, Mama; your struggles are over and you are with Daddy.