Fay McFaul

Obituary of Fay Willodene McFaul

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Fay Willodene Davis was born in Alabama on August 18, 1927. She was the third of four daughters born to Ernest and Ethel (Chandler) Davis.

On July 14, 1947, she wed the love of her life, William McFaul, in Angola, Indiana. The couple enjoyed sixty-one years of marriage and were blessed with a son and a daughter. They traveled across the continent together, from Mexico, to many states across the U.S. including Hawaii.

In addition to caring for her family, Fay owned and operated the First Lady Beauty Salon for more than twenty years. An avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball team, she attended several home games at both Briggs Stadium and Comerica Park. Fay enjoyed trying her luck on the slots at the casino as well as challenging herself to crossword puzzles.

Fay Willodene McFaul, age 96, of Monroe, Michigan, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living in Monroe on Friday, March 22, 2024. Her passing was preceded by her parents; her beloved husband: William McFaul in 2008; her son: Douglas McFaul; and three sisters: Camela, Velma, and Evelyn.  

To cherish her memory, she leaves a daughter: Sandra (William) Lipford of Monroe; four grandchildren: Kimberly Welch, Christopher (Renee) Lipford, Brian McFaul, and Bradley McFaul; and six great grandchildren: Morgan Powell, Brayden Powell, Zachary McFaul, Audrey McFaul, Stella Lipford, and Charlie Lipford.

No public services are being planned at this time. Fay’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation, of Erie, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice; 44978 Ford Road Suite D, Canton, Michigan 48187. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.