Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).
at the Wall Golf Course
Wall, South Dakota
of Wasta, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 87
The spirit of Faye E. Bryan, 87, of Wasta departed Thursday, July 28, 2016, after her brief stay at Hans P. Peterson Hospital, Philip.
She was the daughter of William and Ida Norton, born September 3, 1928, at Wall. During her childhood the family moved to Hot Springs and Spearfish, then returned to Wall. Faye especially remembered her instructors in elementary classrooms at Black Hills Teachers College.
After graduating from Wall High School in 1946, Faye married George Bryan. Together they purchased the ranch north of Wall where they lived for fifty years. Because of George's declining health, they left the ranch and moved to Wasta in 1996. Faye worked outdoors beside George throughout their married life. The book which she did not write was "The Cook Wore Spurs." She was passionate about the Arabian horses they raised and kept meticulous records of their bloodlines. Among her many friends are those whom they met through the Arabian Horse Association.
Faye was a many-faceted person. She was a frugal but astute business woman with keen interests in astronomy, nature in all its forms, politics, history, poetry and music. Her collection of books covered a wide range of topics and she kept a daily journal. Leather toolings which she did in years past are works of art. Not one to be left behind by ever-changing technology, Faye mastered the computer and used e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to stay in contact with friends.
Survivors include her older brother, Clayton Norton, Tigard, OR, and his son and daughter, Bill and Shirley; several Bryan and Wood nieces and nephews and an ever-widening circle of friends, all of whom will miss her companionship. Her spirit was preceded to the great beyond by those of her parents; spouse, George, in 2001; many favorite horses; and long-time feline companion, Giddy.
Honoring Faye's request, no service will be held. Instead, she asked that family and friends throw a party. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wall Golf Course on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 11 am to 2 p.m.
Cards and memorials may be sent to Faye Bryan Memorial c/o Sheila Drees, P.O. Box 144, Wall, SD 57790.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wall Golf Course
Wall, South Dakota