Faye Blackstone, Hall of Fame Honoree Faye Blackstone, 96, of Parrish, died peacefully Tuesday morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Blackstone was the wife of the late Vick Blackstone. The famous cattle and rodeo couple had no children and only a few cousins left in Nebraska. Faye was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2004. Services will be held Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at the Parrish United Methodist Church starting with visitation at 10a.m. and the service at 11a.m. Interment will be in the Fortner Cemetery. The ladies of the church will serve lunch in the church hall after the services. Pallbearers will be the members of the Manatee County Cattleman's Association. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted in Mrs. Blackstone's memory at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107-4064, 817-336-4475; Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and the Florida Junior Cattleman's Association, P. O. box 421929, Kissimmee, Florida 34742-1929. Arrangements by Kicliter Funeral Home, 941-722-0204. Online condolences may be made at kicliterfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on Sept. 2, 2011