Faye Jones Banks passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Palm Desert, CA after a long battle with cancer at the age of 73.
Faye was born in Owensboro, Kentucky June 23, 1946. She attended high school at Hancock County High School in Hawesville, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a major in Elementary Education. Faye moved to Monterey, California in 1970 and taught school for 28 years in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Faye loved her students and they loved her.
Faye moved to Newport Beach in 1998 with her husband Craig Jones. While in Newport Beach she graduated from Interior Design Institute. They moved to La Quinta, California in 2002 and Faye started her career as an Interior Designer. Her Husband of seven years Craig passed in 2003. In 2008 Faye married Jack Banks, they were married for three years when he died from cancer.
She is preceded in death by her parents Cletus and Opal Morris, her brothers Keith Morris and Donald Morris and her husbands, Craig Jones and Jack Banks.
She is survived by: step daughter Cristy Jones Thompson, Reno, Nevada; three wonderful Grandchildren Levi, Lila, and Charlotte; Stepdaughters Angela Neal, Sammamish, Washington; Heather Banks Gutowski, Tigard, Oregon; Stepson Jonathon Banks, Montreal, Canada; Grandchildren Riley, Taylor, Conner; Nieces Lauren Morris and Julie Morris, Louisville, Kentucky.
In compliance with health and public safety directives, there will be a private graveside service at 10 am on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at Serenity Hills. We will be live streaming the graveside service on our Facebook page, Gibson & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society.
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