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Faun G. Westby

Faun G. Westby

Faun Westby died peacefully and went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2017. She was residing at The Cottages, Boise, where she was given superb care and loved much by staff and residents alike.

Faun was born May 23, 1920 to Ed and Gladys Billings in Wichita, Kansas. Her life at that time was filled with music and dancing. She graduated from North High School with a scholarship for her musical abilities. She claimed that North High School was one of the most beautiful high schools in America with its Indian motif.

She married Mel Shade in 1941 and they both worked at Beach aircraft in Kansas where she was a riveter. They had to stop working there because of her husband’s health and they moved to Boise, Idaho. Faun and Mel together started and built up the 44 Market on highway 44. It was to become the largest open-air fruit market in the state and they sold groceries also. She was a hard worker and knew how to be a great boss. While Mel bought and hauled in the produce, she organized the employees and got the produce out on display and sold it. She also did the book work for the market. She was admired and respected by those who worked side by side of her.

Later Faun married Grady Westby and they were a perfect pair. They found the Lord and lived a wonderful Christian life. They loved to travel and had a dream to go to all of the states, which they did. Grady passed away in 1996.

Faun embraced each season of her life and as she aged she made wise decisions at each crossroads. Her decisions were made to make things easier for her children as life got perhaps more difficult for her.

She loved and cared for all of her family. She laughed easily, always had a listening ear and tried to always give God's wisdom to a question asked of her. It has been said of her that if you told her something in confidence that is where it stayed and she could be trusted.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Cynda and Kirk Huff, Mel and Marlene Shade, Randy Shade and Doug Nobles; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Grady K. Westby, Faun was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Billings.

Faun’s funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel with burial following at Dry Creek Cemetery.

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