On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, heaven was blessed - Faye Parker Tackis went to be with our Lord. Everyone who knew Faye loved and revered her. Even though her family and friends were saddened by her passing, all are celebrating her meeting with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Faye was born into the Pritchard family in Bullard, Texas, on Dec. 15, 1926. She later married B.R. Parker (U.S. Navy-WWII) and they were together for 46 years. They had one daughter, Teresa, the pride and joy of her life, and lived most of their years in Tyler, Texas. Faye adored the growth and beings of Teresa's family.
After B.R. passed away, Faye was blessed with her marriage to Pete Tackis (U.S. Marine Corps-WWII) and enjoyed 14 wonderful years together in the Golden Valley. As Faye's health deteriorated these last six years, Pete gave the most loving care to his beloved Faye.
Faye was a devoted Christian. She was so proud of her belonging to first Golden Valley Baptist Church, and for the last 10 years, their wonderful Manzanita Baptist Church. Her church family meant everything to her. God bless you all, Faye's wonderful friends.
All who knew her agreed that you could never meet a lovelier lady. She was known for her smile (none better), her inspiration, and the best fruit pies with the greatest crust of all time.
Faye is survived by her husband, Pete Tackis of Golden Valley; her brother, E.V. (Bud) Pritchard Jr. of Tyler; sister, Mae Lloyd of Joshua, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Parker and Mark l. Brodkin of Redondo Beach, Calif.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Dona and Sam Carpenter of Golden Valley; grandchildren, Kim Villa-Lobos of Palos Verdes, Calif., Paige Brodkin of Pasadena, Calif., Phil and Katie Brodkin of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Austin Carpenter of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mason and Sara Carpenter of Oceanside, Calif., Carrie Carpenter, Golden Valley; and great-grandchildren, belonging to Phil and Katie Trace: Patrick Demarest, Ryan Kelley Demarest, Jenna Laing Brodkin and Eric Philip Brodkin; belonging to Austin Carpenter: Simon Carpenter, Destiny Carpenter, Hope Carpenter.
She was laid to rest in a most beautiful memorial service at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home and interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman on Sept. 13.
Memorial donations can be sent to: Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund or CFSRF, P.O. Box 3968, Gathersburg, MD 20885; telephone 301-685-3421.