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Faye Irene Gill

Faye Irene Gill, a beacon of kindness and selflessness, left this world on July 10, 2024, at the age of 83. Born on May 26, 1941, in Follett, Texas, Faye spent a lifetime cultivating love and joy among those she knew. Her final days were spent in Dalhart, Texas, where she continued to touch the lives of those around her until her peaceful passing.

Faye’s life was marked by her enduring devotion to her family and her passion for her work. For 65 years, she served as a waitress, a role through which she found immense joy in waiting on people and creating a welcoming atmosphere for all who came through the doors of the establishments she graced with her presence. She was not just a waitress but an integral part of the community, remembered by many for her warm smile and caring nature.

Her personal life was filled with the same love and dedication she showed to her patrons. The loving daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Schibbelhute, Faye was also a cherished sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Although she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Gill, and her dear son, Michael Gill, her legacy continues through her surviving family. Her son,Rodney Gill, and his girlfriend, Loretta Holland, of Dalhart, carry her spirit forward, as does her granddaughter, Jessica Trefethen, and her husband, Josh, of Columbus, Georgia.

The family gives special thanks to such a caring person, Nelda Hardwick, for her kindness in taking care of Mom. She has been a blessing to the family.

The joy of Faye’s life was amplified by the laughter and playfulness of her four great-grandchildren: Nixon, Hayes, Lydia and Korah Faye. Each inherited a piece of her generous heart. Her sister, Ida Worley of Little Rock, Arkansas, will hold dear the memories of the sisterly love and companionship they shared throughout the years.

Faye’s interests extended beyond her professional life into the tranquility of nature. She was an avid fisherwoman, finding peace and solitude at the water’s edge. This pastime was one of the many ways she connected with the world around her, demonstrating her deep appreciation for life’s simple pleasures.

Those who knew Faye would describe her in three words: loving, kind and selfless. She navigated her journey through life with a grace that inspired those around her, always placing the needs of others before her own. Her impact on the world was as gentle as it was profound, leaving a legacy of compassion and service that will continue to influence generations.

Faye’s life was a testament to the beauty of giving, a lesson she imparted through her everyday actions and the love she so freely gave. Her memory will be treasured and kept alive in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her. As we bid farewell to Faye Irene Gill, we celebrate the extraordinary life she led and the countless ways she enriched our lives. Her spirit, characterized by boundless love and selflessness, will remain an enduring presence among us.

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 Leah "Janet" Howell

Leah “Janet” Howell, 87, of Greeley, CO passed away on July 11, 2024 at Pathways Hospice Care Center in Ft. Collins, CO. She was born on April 11, 1937 in Olton Texas to George Allen Austin & Vaye Tom (King) Austin. 

After graduating high school, Janet married Jerry Howell on June 5, 1955. After moving to Germany, Texas, Alabama and Oklahoma, Janet and family settled in Buena Vista, CO for 20 years. 

Janet moved to Greeley, CO in 1985 upon Jerry’s death to be closer to family. She worked at Walmart as the call center representative for 16 years.

After retirement, Janet traveled with friends and family throughout the US and Europe. In 2021, Janet moved to the Greeley Place Independent Center where she played bridge and ummikub and enjoyed time with friends.

Janet was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority. 

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Steffins (Ed) of Greeley, a son, David Howell (Ronni), son-in-law Tom Blanchard, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Howell, brother Al Austin and daughter Diana Blanchard. I

n lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathways, 305 Carpenter Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80525.