FAYE L. WINK 5/15/1922 - 2/27/2014 Faye was born on May 15, 1922 in Girard, Kansas and left this world on February 27, 2014. Her parents, Mary and Walter Machin, were farmers and Faye was the youngest of their children, a total of 3 sons and 4 daughters. When she was just 16, Faye married her sweetheart, John. During their marriage, they lived in Kansas, Illinois, Arkansas, California and retired in Arizona. They had three children, Marilyn, Garry and John Jr. Garry was lost in an automobile accident in 1983. Marilyn and her husband, Pat, currently live in Apple Valley, California and John Jr. and his wife, Shirley, live in Golden Valley, Arizona. Faye has 6 grandchildren, (one of which is deceased), 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren, (plus 2 on the way). Faye and John were married for 60 years before John passed away in 1998. They worked at a variety of occupations during their working years and also owned their own businesses at different times. The last of their work years before retirement were spent operating Wink's Trenching in Apple Valley. When they retired, they bought a motor home and did a great deal of traveling throughout the United States. Those years of travel were certainly a bright spot in their lives and they met many nice people and saw a lot of sights. Faye moved from Bullhead City, Arizona and into Sierra Vista Retirement Center in Victorville, California on October 29, 2007. She leaves behind many good friends and her family members mentioned above. She is also survived by her sister, Nellie Andrews, of Girard, Kansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the mid-west. Faye always loved card games, playing bingo, and bowled well into her senior years. Her very favorite out of town trip was to play the nickel video poker machines in Laughlin, Nevada. She also spent many hours stuffing and sewing small animals to be donated to children in need of a small support item when they were under stressful conditions, such as in hospitals or law enforcement situations. Her able fingers worked on several hundreds of these animals. It made her happy to be able to complete them. Faye will be missed as she was so loved and she returned love abundantly. Kind and helpful always and so determined to do things for herself. Rest in peace, dear one! Services will be private.
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Published in the Daily Press from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014