Faye Nye Laver
On June 25th 2015, at the age of 89, Faye Nye Laver passed from this life, and into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father. She passed away from complications from surgery for a broken femur. All who knew her will miss her kind heart, determination, and positive outlook on life. She inspired others to never give up when faced with adversity.
A lifetime resident of Lassen County, Faye was born on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1926 on a sheep and cattle ranch in Secret Valley, California to Walter and Clara Nye. She was raised along with her two sisters, Beulah (Nye) Laver, and Ida (Nye) Fox, who preceded her in death, and one brother, Wallace Nye who currently resides in Corning, California. Faye attended school in Secret Valley and later graduated from Lassen High in 1945. Shortly thereafter, on October 8, 1945 she married rancher Earl “Bud” Laver at what is now the Bradbury Ranch in Standish. Married 48 years, Bud died on December 18, 1993 after succumbing to a second bout with cancer.
Faye was a gifted nurturer, a full-time mother to her own children as well as several nieces and nephews. After ranching with her family for 20 years, Faye spent 20 years as Postmaster of the Standish Post Office where she retired in 1995. Faye was recognized as Lassen County’s “Old Timer of the Year” in 2013. Faye was a member of the Native Daughters, Rusty Cowbelles, Shaffer PTA, Standish Bible Church, Lassen County CattleWomen’s Association, Missionary Ladies Group, and her church book club. She will be remembered as an artist, and her pictures showed her love of Lassen County, its beautiful rural scenes and the animals she loved so much. She was an amazing cook and everyone looked forward to a family gathering or potluck that included one or two of Nana’s pies. Every birthday party and many weddings included one of her specialty decorated cakes. It was a known fact that she made the best cinnamon rolls in Lassen County, which were enjoyed by many branding crews. She also enjoyed cooking at 4-H camps at both Blue Lake and Eagle Lake. Her love of life and her Lord Jesus Christ showed through her ministry at Standish Bible Church and the AWANA program. Her favorite bible verse was John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” She made sure her great grandchildren not only knew the verse by heart, but understood the importance of God’s forgiveness in their lives.
She is survived by her brother Wallace Nye of Corning; son Cliff Laver (Laura) of Westfield, Indiana; son Gary Laver (Ann) of Venezuela; daughter Nancy (Laver) Satica (Bob) of Standish; son Ron Laver (Cindy) of Litchfield; grandson Ian Hancock (Vanessa) great grandchildren Audrey, Lauren and Olivia; grandson Doug Satica (Carrie) and great grandchildren Brand, Autry and Shade; grandson Rocky Satica (Kassie) and great grandchildren Paislee and McKinley; grandson Jed Laver (Tonia) great grandchild Sophia; grandson Tad Laver (Brittany) and grandchildren Katherine, Michael, and Lariel; and grandson Mark Laver; as well as more than 16 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Honey Lake Valley Assembly on Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m., followed by a potluck celebration of life. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Standish Bible Church, 718-960 Plumas Street, Standish, Ca, or Lassen County Cattle Women’s Association, PO Box 1469, Susanville, Ca.
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