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Fabrienne "Faye" Williams


1954 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Fabrienne "Faye" Williams Obituary
Fabrienne "Faye" Graves Williams departed this life on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, surrounded by family and close friends. After a two-year battle with cancer she was suddenly called home. Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Friday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Private graveside service will be held at a later date. Faye opened her eyes on this world May 2, 1954, in Los Angeles, Calif. Her father, John Graves, was a real estate broker and developer in the Historic Crenshaw community. Her mother, Muriel Avery Graves, worked as an administrator for the federal government until she retired from the Department of the Treasury as the director of personnel. They relocated to Washington, D.C. during grade school; in 1972 Faye graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She was awarded a B.A., summa cum laude, in 1976 from American University, in ancient history. Faye graduated in 1980 with a J.D. from Georgetown Law School. In 1979 she married Marvin Williams. They relocated in 1983 to Pasadena, in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. Faye worked in marketing for Parsons Corporation. After the birth of their twin sons, Harold and John, and a move to the L.A. suburb of Claremont, she returned to work, first at the Girl Scouts of America then in the financial aid office of Pomona College. In 1990, the family moved to San Francisco Bay area and Faye became a full-time mother, devoted to Harold and John, and supported their interest in hunter/jumping equestrian events and competitive figure roller skating. She was the consummate organizer and hands-on supporter. Between school, lessons and competitions, she devoted untold hours and drove thousands of miles to help the boys achieve regional and national championships. In 1994, the family relocated to Southlake. Faye continued her support of the education and significant interest of her boys. She also became an avid and savvy collector of rare books and antiques. For the past five years Faye had been active member of the fellowship of Grapevine Church of Christ and especially its Bible study and community outreach efforts. Known for her grace, intelligence, humor, and as a devoted friend, Faye has been a respected and beloved member of the Southlake and Grapevine communities. She was a common thread to several groups, including her book club, her Wednesday circle of friends at Einstein's Bagels, her monthly card group and her beloved Southlake Carroll Dragons. She will be missed for she was much loved. Survivors: Faye is survived by her husband, Marvin; sons, Harold and John; Hatcher family cousins; her sisters, Pam and Chris; and a loving circle of close friends here and around the world. "Let your light so shine before men (and women), that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 10, 2013
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