Melba Fay Azevedo

November 13, 1927August 20, 2013

Melba Fay Azevedo November 13,1927 ~ August 20-2013

Fay Azevedo, 85 of Hilmar passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Turlock, CA. Fay was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana. She met her husband Arthur during World War II. Fay enjoyed playing musical instruments, but her real love was children, everyone’s children, she worked at Hilmar High School for over 30 years; where she ran the student store feeding over 300 students and faculty each day. She enjoyed many hobbies over the years, gardening, music, casinos, but mostly cooking, whether it was for one or one hundred, she would put together meals in a moment’s notice. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Hilmar, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock, P.F.S.A. Council 26 of Stevinson, Turlock, Hilmar, Stars of Merced County and Stanislaus County and a member of V.F.W. Ladies Aux of Gustine. Fay was survived by eight sons and one daughter, Gary Azevedo of Turlock, Larry Azevedo and wife Elizabeth of Merced, Don Azevedo and wife Terry of Thayne, Wyoming, Cliff Azevedo and wife Janet of Hilmar, Les Azevedo and wife Rendy of Hilmar, George Azevedo and wife Jonese of Desert Hot Spring, Ca, Albert Azevedo and wife Eva of Turlock and John Azevedo and wife Roxanne of Hilmar, Rosemary Martins and husband John of Porterville, CA, Brother David Lee Walker of Memphis, Tennessee, Sister- Genevive Brewster of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 24-Grandchildren and 16-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Azevedo on March 22, 1992, Sisters- Pearl, Lovina, Launena, Domatile (Boots) and Mary Lou, Brothers- Harold, Mitchell, Norman, and George. Visitation- 1PM-4PM, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main St, Turlock, CA Rosary-7PM, Sunday , August 25, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave, Hilmar, CA. Mass-10AM, Monday, August 26, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave, Hilmar, CA. A private burial will follow at Hilmar North Cemetery. The family asks that everyone who wishes, please join them for a celebration of life at Eugene Mc Sweeney Football Stadium in Hilmar on Sunday evening September 15, 2013. A Fay Azevedo student store dinner will be served to all. A memorial scholarship has been set up in lieu of flowers and donations can be made at the celebration of Life. Remembrance can be made to Fay Azevedo Memorial Scholarship Fund at F&M Bank. Service under direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St, Turlock,CA


  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • Rosary Service Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2013

Melba Fay Azevedo

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James Blumenstein

October 15, 2013

Great Lady..You were always there for anyone..God Bless You.

Leticia Clement

September 15, 2013

Rest in Peace Mrs. A, you will be greatly missed.

Janet Kuhr

September 1, 2013

Rest in peace. Lots of great memories. Thoughts and prayers to the Azevedo family.

Kathryn Genn

August 27, 2013

Mrs Azevedo, I will always remember that beautiful smile and the best of hugs I ever received, her laughter and love I was so lucky to have been blessed by. I will look forward to the day were all together again in heaven. I send all the family my love and prayers today and always.

August 26, 2013

Faye touched more lives with her kindness and friendship than most people could in 200 years. A great, beautiful lady that will be sorely missed.We all loved you.Would love to hear from any of the Azevedo kids.

Gail (Butler) Boyer

Sandra Cico

August 26, 2013

Beautiful and kind are two words that best describe her. Her heart was of the kind that you come across so rarely. Giving to all and a smile that would light up any room. Our loss is heavens gain. Thoughts always with the entire Azevedo family. Love you all! Brian and I are always there for you!

G.G Wyncoop

August 25, 2013

My precious Aunt Fay, who has always been a blessing to me.
Love, (Mary Lou's daughter)

August 25, 2013

What a special lady you were to everyone.
I just love you and all your children...what a treasure you have left, along with the memories of you and your family...God Bless you and yours.....Elaine Grant

Larry Chalupnik

August 25, 2013

Faye was such a special caring person. She took care of me during a time of need and would do the same for anyone. She is loved and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to her family for comfort in knowing she is in heaven where age or health is not a factor. I will forever remember her loving smile.

Irene (Coey) Graham

August 25, 2013

Mrs Azevedo always made me feel special. She always made every child at Hilmar feel that way. We love and will miss her