PRICE - Anna "Faye" Vuksinick, 84, passed away Aug. 6, 2008 on the same day she was born in 1924. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Lynette.
She was born in Price to Charles A. and Kisty M. Jensen Fausett. She married Martin L. Vuksinick. Later divorced.
Mom touched many lives as a nurse, a profession she loved being a part of.
One of her proudest accomplishments was when she completed school for her LPN license.
She spent many committed years caring for others and had great compassion for her "little people" in the nursing home.
She told us many stories about the people she cared for and I think we were the only kids who weren't afraid to go to a nursing home.
During those years, she cared for her mother and sisters, Ila and Pearl.
When she retired from nursing, she returned two weeks later to work part-time. She said retirement was "boring."
Once she retired, she volunteered as a Pink Lady at Carbon Hospital until 2004, when her health began to decline.
Lynette and I feel the most important lesson she taught us was to be a family that stuck together through good and bad times and to rely on each other for love and support. We do that today in her honor.
Later in life, Mom and her three sisters moved back into the family home. She was always the one to say, "Come on. Sit down. Let's chat."
To her grandkids, she was always going to give them a "talking to" or "give them a lickin'." She would say, "Do you know what that is?"
Survived by her daughters; Lynette Wells and Vanessa (Ben) Benedict; grandchildren, Jason and Kyle Hamann; Joshua and Jessica Wells; Jessie (James), Sasha, Brandon Benedict, Jennifer and Jeremy Fairbanks; Christopher and Octobre Benedict; Heidi and Erik Petersen; eight great-grandchildren; and sister; Wayne Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Melanie; grandson Justin; son-in-law Kevin Wells; sisters, Jenny, Eloise, Pearl, Ila and Ruth; and brothers; George, Ray and Jess.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 9, at Fausett Mortuary in Price. At Mom's request, there was no viewing so family and friends met prior to services. Interment was in the Price City Cemetery next to Justin and Kevin.
If you wish, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Faye's name.
Lynette and Vanessa want to thank Angie Fausett and Jenn from CNS for their kindness and compassion during Mom's last days.