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Fay Ruth Riach Lacey

1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Fay Ruth Riach Lacey Obituary

Fay Ruth Lacey, 93, passed away on Oct. 8, 2014 in Alamogordo, N.M. She was born on Sept. 19, 1921 in New Jersey to beloved parents Francis and Ruth "Tillie" Riach and her sister Marjorie.

Fay married Troy Lacey who was stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. and had recently returned from Italy serving at the end of World War II. Fay and Troy then moved west to Pocatello, Idaho. They became ranchers and their home was named Titled Acres Arabian Ranch. Fay had many talents including being a fantastic seamstress who made all her clothes and the costumes that she and Troy wore as they performed across the state in horse shows. They won many awards in the matched pairs category for themselves and their horses, Kashmere and Sheik. In addition to this Fay had a beautiful coloratura operatic voice, singing and performing in churches, and various functions. She moved to Alamogordo five years ago to be close to her nieces. She was also known for her red hair like her father, Francis.

Fay's survivors include her four nieces; Patricia (Fred) Trautman; Gail (Ted) McCutcheon; Sharon (Rev. Jack) Brock; and Deborah Dean; in addition her brother-in-law James Mowell, and nephew-in-law Jerry Lacey, of Pocatello, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Ruth Riach, sister Marjorie Mowell, and husband, Troy Lacey.

The funeral service will be conducted at Christ Community Church Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the little chapel.

The Lacey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS. To sign the online register book, please visit
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 26 to Nov. 25, 2014
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