Faye I. Mitchem, 86, enterd the kingdom of her Lord and Savior on Oct. 25, 2011, at her home in Trail, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 8, 1925, to John and Thelma Malicoat, in Springfield, Mo.
Faye finished high school in Springfield in May 1938 and had various jobs until 1952, when she was accepted Civil Service. She worked for the federal government at Fort Lewis Army Base at Tacoma, Wash. She held jobs such as shipping clerk, supply clerk, accounting and financing, purchasing agent, contract administration, procurement supervisor and contracting officer. She received several outstanding awards while serving on military bases during her 30 years of service.
Faye had a love for sewing, cooking, antiques, traveling, eating at a good steak house and home made pancakes with fresh blueberries and ice cream on top.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lester H. (Mitch) Mitchem, a granddaughter and great grandson, three step-children, Rebeccaann Lott,Shawn Mitchem and Mary Mitchem of Spokane, Wash., and six step- grandchildren and four great-step-grandchildren.
Faye was preceded in death by her three children, John T. Turner, Robert Turner and Linda Talmant, from a previous marriage.
A memorial service is being held Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. Eagle Point National Cemetery with Hospice Chaplain Jim Sheridan of Fair Oaks, Calif., officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to the Alzheimer’s organization.
Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home.