Martha Joe Davis Faykus

September 2, 1930October 17, 2013

Martha Joe Davis Faykus, 83, of Victoria, passed away October 17, 2013. Martha was born September 2, 1930 in Wolfe City, Texas to the late Joe and Edith Perkinson Davis. Martha graduated from East Texas State University and was an elementary school teacher for many years in Dallas. She was a member of the Tampa Jr. Women’s Club, the Women’s Medical Auxiliary Club of Victoria County and was in the Chi Omega Sorority at North Texas State University. She also was an active member of the Catholic Church.

Martha is survived by her husband, Max Henry Faykus; daughters, Marcia Faykus Emmons of Boulder, CO; Mary Sue Faykus Cullins of Dallas, TX and son, Max Henry Faykus, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC. Martha also leaves behind 8 grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents and sister.

A Rosary will be recited Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7 PM at the Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 AM at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha, Texas with a graveside service to immediately follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Praha, Texas with Deacon Milburn Cram officiating.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas Building Fund, 605 E. Locus St, Victoria, Texas 77901.

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  • Rosary Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 19, 2013

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November 12, 2013

Dear Max, Mary Sue, Marcie, & Hank:

Just wanted you to know I have been thinking of all of you & was very sad to hear about your mom. She was such an amazing woman & I will always remember how good she was to me as I was growing up & what a loyal friend she was to my parents. I was blessed to have her in my life. Thank you for sharing her!

Suzanne Thompson DeVore

November 3, 2013

Maya Angalou has said "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." We were never around Martha that she didn't make us feel better and joyful. Love-Judy and Carleton Thompson

October 21, 2013

Dear Dr. Faykus, Marcia, Mary Sue, and Hank,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. I hadn't looked in the paper til today and stumbled up on it. Just wanted to let you know, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My deepest sympathy, Carol (Perkins) Stubbs

James Wasson

October 20, 2013

Dr, Faykus and Family, sorry to hear of Martha's passing, she was a Class Mate of ours in the Wolfe City Class of 1947 , she was a very Nice and Sweet Lady, will always remember her, will keep your Family in my Prayers.

Kathy Abdo

October 20, 2013

The Bigelow family's thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time. So many fond memories of trips and parties, dinners and friendship.

Terry Flores

October 18, 2013

Dr. Faykus and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Martha was such a beautiful woman inside and out. So gracious and kind. The love you two shared was ageless, you looked at each other as it was the first time you fell in love. She will be missed, but take comfort that she is with our heavenly father and smiling down at you.
Terry Flores (Dr. Wheeler's office)

Corky Craig

October 18, 2013

what a lady we lost but will remain close to the one's who new her I am saddened by her passing I know I will see her again what a reunion we will have
she has the ones around her smileing right now like Joe and Editha and MK