Faye Cotter

January 12, 1920July 22, 2014

Faye Nichols Langston Cotter passed away at the age of 94 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Funeral Mass will be at Calvary Hill North Mausoleum Chapel 3235 Lombardy Ln. Dallas, TX on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:00 am. A Rosary will be recited prior to Mass. Fr. Robert Maguire, O. Cist. Will be the celebrant. Faye Nichols was born January 12, 1920, near Belzoni, in Oklahoma, where her father, Oscar Nicholas was a school teacher. She grew up nearby in Ada, and graduated from Parkland School of Nursing in Dallas in September of 1939. Faye Nichols was first in her graduating class of registered nurses as well as the youngest. In her later years, she was the last survivor of her class. In the 40’s she worked briefly in New York as a live-in surgical nurse at New York Hospital, overlooking the Hudson River and in Washington, D.C., at Doctor’s Hospital. Faye spent two decades in industrial nursing in Dallas at Texas Instruments, Titche-Goettinger’s downtown flagship store and other venues. At Titche’s, Faye set up and ran a six-bed clinic, as well as vaccinated six hundred employees every so often. After retiring from nursing, she was the secretary and bookkeeper at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish for a few years. She did considerable volunteer work at the church as sacristan and president of the altar society. Faye was an accomplished dancer, and in her thirties was a part-time instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dallas. She was one of the founders of the Aesculapian Club of Dallas, composed of physicians, nurses and their spouses. Faye Nichols outlived her husband, Dr. Willaim G. Langston, an obstetrician, and her second spouse, William D. Cotter, a regional manager for U.S. Steel Corporation. She is survived by her only son, Larry C. Langston and her daughter-in-law, Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen, of Lewisville, as well as by relatives in Oklahoma. Mrs. Cotter spent the last two and a half years living with her son and his wife.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Rosary Service Saturday, July 26, 2014

Faye Cotter

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July 28, 2014

My deepest sympathy to your family. Our loving creator invites us to approach him in prayer, to pour out our heart to him. (Psalm 62:8) May he grant you guidance, strength and comfort during this time of sadness.