In Loving Memory

angie grandmaFaye Brown Self, age 85, of Silverton, passed away, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Lockney Nursing Center in Lockney from congestive heart failure after surviving non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Faye was born in the Francis Community to U. D. and Zemily Brown on February 1, 1930. She was the 4th of 6th daughters who all attended the Silverton schools.

Faye graduated from Silverton High School in May 1946 at age 16 and married the love of her life, J. L. Self on August 1, 1946. It was the end of WWII and J. L. and Fayespent a short time in El Paso while J. L. completed his stint in the Army. This was the only time in her life when Faye did not live in Silverton.

J. L. and Faye built their first home 8 miles south of Silverton on highway 207 where they lived until her death. As a farmer’s wife, Faye held jobs of all kinds. She drove trucks, hoed cotton, laid irrigation pipes, drove a tractor, canned foods, tended livestock, but the best job she had was wife and mother. She was a 4H leader, a Sunday school teacher, an EMT for the local ambulance company, and a supporter of J. L. who loved to play baseball. She and J. L. loved to play contract bridge and belonged to bridge clubs and later learned to play bridge on the internet.

After her children married and moved on, Faye went back to school and obtained certification as a licensed vocational nurse. She spent over 20 years working at local nursing homes where she loved taking care of the residents.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Doyle (died at age 2), and sisters Lois Nance, Doris Mercer, and AvaNell Huffman.

Faye is survived by her husband of 68 years, J. L. Self, daughters: Joni (John) Daniels, Kathy (Micky) Woodard, and son Marvin (Linda) Self. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Melannie Lewis and Ginger Veal, Jamie (Luchi) Frizzell, Casey (Lori) Frizzell, Colby Self, and Kaylee (John) Sicotte. 8 great grandchildren: Riley Lewis; Rex Wadley; Natalie and Martin Frizzell; Katy Frizzell; and Hannah, Lauren, and Stanley Sicotte. Two sisters: Ann (Duane) Wright, and Joy Wood.
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