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Mattie Eula Faye West Fitz

April 12, 1933March 21, 2020

Mattie Eula Faye West Fitz was born on April 12, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away on March 21, 2020 in Austin, Texas.


  • Faye Fitz is survived by her son Wayne DeSoto, and his husband Hernay Escobar, Kay Godbold and her husband Lee and Sandy Maxwell and her husband Greg. At last count she had 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.


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Mattie Eula Faye West Fitz

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Andria Johnson

March 28, 2020

Grandmother was a prime example of strength and beauty. She knew how to have a good time. She loved to dance and could tell the most wildest stories. When a situation would get a little hairy she’d tightly close her eyes (wishing for the best I’m sure) and let you figure it out.. Every Thanksgiving we would gather at her house and she would have the candy jars filled to the rim. She never told us “no more candy.” She just let us rip and sent us home with whatever we wanted from her house (Barney movies, makeup, costume jewelry...). Each time I was pregnant the craving of her pralines came in strong. I’d call her to ask her to make me some and a few days later they showed up in the mail💜 I know she loved me and I’m so thankful I got to have her as my grandmother. There are so many memories stored forever in my memory... her laugh and hearing her say “oh my gosh” are also recorded perfectly in my memory. She was so bubbly and full of life. I love you grandmother♥️
Love Always,

Joe Thornton

March 25, 2020

I've known Wayne for 40 years and knew Faye almost as long. Faye always welcomed her children's friends and made them feel as if they were home. Her high spirits and good heart were hard to forget. Whenever I think of her I smile. Last Christmas I gave her the cookbook "South" and told her that it read much like a novel. Then I told her "Then you can tell Wayne what he's doing wrong." Faye laughed - Wayne looked chagrined.

Wayne DeSoto

March 25, 2020

Mattie Eula Faye West Fitz
Born 04/12/1933 in Shreveport Louisiana, Faye was the daughter of Thomas L. West who was born in Arkansas and Nona M. West who was born in Texas.
Faye was very family oriented and spent many holidays and birthdays with her relatives near and far away.
She had 4 children, Wayne, Greg, Kay and Sandy.
Mom or Aunt Faye as you may have known her had a very big heart and she was a strong person, a fighter.
She loved her family and worked hard to support them the best that she could.
She was born during the Great Depression, a time when money was tight and that frugality stayed with her throughout her life.
If she gave you a dollar and asked you to go buy her a coke, you’d better give her, her change back or you would face the consequences.
She was a fan of country music and has an extensive country music collection.
She loved to tell a good dirty joke especially at the embarrassment of her children.
It’s said that she still holds the fastest speed record for driving between Dallas and Laredo even though she hasn’t driven in over 20 years.
Mother loved to cook and she was a very good cook, her chicken and dumplings were famous as well as her Texas chile.
However, her favorite thing to make was candy, divinity and praline’s. She spend hours making then and would eat the candy all day and have ice cream for dinner and her blood sugar would remain normal.
I will definitely miss helping her.

Bunny Kidman

March 24, 2020

Aunt Faye was the biggest personality. People were drawn to her smile and her laugh. She loved her family and was proud of them. She was loved and will be missed. I hope there was a big West family reunion. Give my Mom a kiss from me.

Deserie Perez

March 24, 2020

Grandmother, there are truly no words that will ever describe how much you will be missed. I feel fortunate to have belong to you. With you, I have laughed so much. Everyone knows that I can tell stories about you for days, I can quote you for days, and people listening will laugh for days! Thank you for sharing all those bags of skittles with me , and for eating all the green and orange ones, so I could eat all the purple and red ones. I love how much you loved to sing, and how you never knew the words to the songs but would make up lyrics without ever skipping a beat. There are so many memories between us, but my favorite memory, is sitting with you for hours in the same recliner, watching Wheel of Fortune.

It’s no lie when I say, that you loved me unconditionally for our 45 years together and I loved you unconditionally too.

Shea Hebert

March 24, 2020

I’ll never forget the many Thanksgivings had at your house when I was growing up. My love of food and cooking was created by watching you, my mom, sisters, Uncle Wayne, and Aunt Kay cook for hours in the kitchen. Laughing hysterically. The memories you all were making before my eyes were as nourishing to me as the food being served was. I hope to raise my children on the same nourishment, love and memory making as I was. It was you who created our Thanksgiving get togethers that will continue as tradition. Thank you Grandmother. You will be missed. We love you.

Wayne DeSoto

March 23, 2020

Our dear Mother has joined her family in heaven.
She was a good mother, teacher and friend who did everything she could to support and encourage her family.
She had a kind heart and will be missed by all who know her.
Her loving son, Wayne