Fay REILLY

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REILLY, Fay 83 Years of Life Fay was born on January 13, 1931 in Spokane, Washington, to John Frank Reilly and Barbara Cox Reilly. His first school was Glenora south of Spokane. In the second grade, the family moved to Williams Valley west of Deer Park where he attended Williams Valley School until consolidation. Fay then attended Clayton School for two years and graduated from Deer Park High School with the Class of 1948. After high school Fay was employed by Fred Reynolds who owned the milk route division of Deer Park Auto Freight. This route extended to farms as far north as Chewelah and Summit Valley. Milk was hauled in 10 gallon un-refrigerated cans to Carnation Dairy on Cataldo in Spokane. In 1953 Fay was drafted and spent two years in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from the military, he again worked for Deer Park Auto Freight. In June of 1956, Fay purchased the freight division from Neb Olsen. As the years progressed, the authority increased and by 1972 Deer Park Auto Freight delivered to all of Stevens County. In August 1960, Fay married Marilyn Meyer from Loon Lake. In April of 1990 Fay sold Deer Park Auto Freight to his sons, Joe and Bob, so he could supposedly retire. Fay is survived by his wife of fifty three years, their children: Joe (Joyce) Reilly, Bob Reilly, and Linda Reilly. There are four granddaughters: Whitney, Taylor, Rosa, and Mary, and one great-granddaughter Tatum. Fay is a brother to June, Nathan, Floyd, and Jim Reilly. He is predeceased by a sister, Frances, in 2012. Memorial services honoring Fay will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday July 19, 2014 in Deer Park at St. Mary Presentation Catholic Church located at East 602 Sixth Avenue. Fay's family suggests donations be made to the Clayton/Deer Park Historical Society, P.O. Box 293, Clayton, WA 99110-0293, or the . LAUER FUNERAL HOME in Deer Park, Washington

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Published in Spokesman-Review on July 13, 2014
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