Joe Faye Deshotels January 19, 1920 - July 20, 2015

Joe Faye Deshotels

   Joe Faye Deshotels passed away in Bay City, Texas, on July 20, 2015, at the age of 95.
   She was preceded in death by: her parents, George and Amanda Yeamans Raymond; her brothers, Jack and Thomas Raymond; sister, Alyne Cox; her husband, J.D. Deshotels; her son, Doug Deshotels; and her son-in-law, George Eicke.
   Joe Faye was born January 19, 1920, in Matagorda, Texas, a sixth-generation Texan. 
   She grew up in Matagorda, Old Gulf and New Gulf. 
   She graduated from Boling High School and attended Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College.
   She married J.D. Deshotels in 1939, and moved often with her family, with his 40-year career with Humble Oil Company/Exxon. 
   When J.D. retired, they moved back to Matagorda.
   Joe Faye was a world traveler and a member of many local and national organizations: A&M Mother’s Club, DAR, Matagorda Garden Club, Matagorda County Historical Commission and UDC.
   She is survived by: her daughter, Annette Eicke of San Antonio; and son, George Deshotels (Mary Anna) of Matagorda. 
   She is also survived by: her granddaughters, Leigh Anna Eicke and husband Paul Murphy, and Clara Bujnoch (Jason); grandsons, Jason Eicke (Alisa), and Jesse Deshotels (Lindsay); five great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. 
   She is also survived by: her sister-in-law, Lois Deshotels; her nephews, Raymond Cox, Allen and Gary Green; and nieces, Judy Cox and Janet Green.
   The family would like to express thanks to Cody Holloway and the staff of Matagorda Nursing and Rehab Center for the loving care given and especially Joe Faye’s friend Zia Miller. 
   In lieu of flowers, please donate to Christ Episcopal Church in Matagorda, Texas, or the Matagorda Cemetery Association.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Christ Episcopal Church in Matagorda, with Hoss Gwin officiating. 
   Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery.
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