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Saturday, October 21, 2017, was A Great Day Coming for Fay Cox as she entered Heavens gates. In her last years, she frequently sang this hymn, along with When We All Get to Heaven, and after 104 earthly years, she has finally arrived. Fays funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the Mooreland First Baptist Church with Reverend David Houchin officiating. Private family interment will follow. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm Tuesday October 24, 2017 in the Billings Funeral Home Woodward.

Alta Fay Peoples was born on September 29, 1913, to Wilbur and Fidelia Peoples in Tangier, Oklahoma. Fay graduated high school from Tangier in 1930 and married the love of her life, Wayne Cox, on August 27, 1931. They resided on their farm and ranch in the Moscow Flats area where Fay loved the country life. They were blessed with two children, Twila Fay and Gene Eldon.

She was an active member of the Mooreland First Baptist Church. She enjoyed being on the Hostess Committee and looked forward to her Sunday School Class every week. Fay loved her church and her church family, and when she got older, she enjoyed keeping up with all its activities through the church newsletter and phone calls with friends.

After growing up in the depression era, Fay learned to appreciate and cherish all the blessings she had. She especially loved the farm life that she and Wayne shared. She enjoyed everything about it and was the typical farmers wife and mother. A ride through the pasture was the perfect way to end any day. Even in her later years, she loved going to bull sales and taking a ride to town to eat dinner with her grandson Chris. Those were cherished memories.

Trying new recipes was a wonderful hobby and one that the entire family could enjoy. She was a great cook and had the ability to know if a dish was good just by reading its ingredients.
Fay was a witty person and always found something amusing in just about any situation. She made life fun and amusing for everyone. Her dry sense of humor was something anyone who knew her understood, and it didnt take long for her to reveal it to you.

Fay was a best friend to many. She was a wonderful counselor and was always the first one people would run to if they had something bothering them. Many people depended on her guidance. The wisdom she shared was always based on her faith and love of God, so they knew they could never go astray if they followed what she said. She could always make you know that where theres a will, theres a way, and she would do her best to help you find a way with Gods help. After Waynes death in 1971, Fay continued to stay in the home they built on the farm and continued to share in the farming operation with her son, Eldon. Her life has revolved around her family and the farm since that time. She took special joy in watching her grandchildren grow up and always took great pride in their achievements. Her great-grandchildren were the light of her life and gave her something to talk about and enjoy every day. She made all holidays special with great homemade meals. She was a wonderful hostess and loved having her family and friends present.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Leona Eggleston; brother, Estel Peoples; and infant grandson, Steven Wayne Bull.

She is survived by her daughter, Twila Bull and husband Jack of Mooreland; son, Eldon Cox and wife Lois of Mooreland; grandchildren, Chris Cox, Julie Focht, and Travis Bull of Mooreland; and Kit Bull of Reed City, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Emily Bull and Jacie Focht of Mooreland; Craig Bull of DeWitt, Michigan; and Kyle Bull of Reed City, Michigan; and great-great grandchildren, Owen, Lauren, and Morgan Bull of DeWitt, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mooreland First Baptist Church.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on October 23, 2017
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