Faye Young Chiles, 83, of Rigby, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her daughter's home.
She was born May 12, 1930, to Angus and Ester Elizabeth Dutton Young. She was the 10th of 12 children and the last surviving sibling. Faye attended schools in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School; this is where she met her lifelong friend, Vera.
On Dec. 1, 1948, she married Jack W. Chiles, and they raised six children: Kim, Jack, Christine, Jeanne, MerriBeth and Sharon. They made their home in Rigby. They were married for 52 years until Jack's passing in 2001.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she taught Primary and Relief Society and was a Cub Scout leader. She was involved with the VFW and served as president, senior vice president and secretary. She was selected as a second-place winner of Woman of the Year for the Jac-c-ettes. She enjoyed the Friendship Pinochle Club.
But mostly, Faye loved her family; she loved them with all her heart. She had the gift of making everyone know of her love and how special they were to her. Her children adored her, and that passed right down to every grandchild and beyond. She had a special place in her heart for nieces and nephews, and was so kind to all. She had a special bond with all her siblings throughout her life.
She loved family reunions, playing pinochle, traveling with her husband and camping. She loved to dance; she bowled, golfed and gardened and was a great cook. Faye and Jack fostered three other children, Deanna, Bonnie and Becky.
Faye is survived by her six children, Kim (Natalie) Chiles of Rathdrum, Idaho, Jack A. (Cherrol) Chiles of Rexburg, Christine (Douglas) Hymas and Jeanne (Kevin) Crystal, both of Rigby, and MerriBeth (Jeff Baird) Chiles and Sharon Draper, both of Idaho Falls; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Chiles; her parents; four brothers, Jim, Dow, Ben and Joe Young; and seven sisters, Zelda, Verda, Lela, Edith, Alta, Thelma and Marie.
Special thanks to Teton Hospice for all their service and kindness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Garfield 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 5 N. 3900 East in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services, both times at the church. Burial will be in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.