Faye Evelyn Walton
Faye Evelyn Walton
  • November 30, 1925 - December 30, 2017
  • Lumberton, Texas

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Faye was born to Robert and Lottie Riley in the community of Lobe Texas.
Early in her childhood her dad started working for Gulf Oil along the Texas gulf coast.
Early on the Riley's moved to Hackberry Louisiana where he continued his career with Gulf Oil. Faye was a graduate of Hackberry High School in 1944. She attended nurses training at Hotel Dieu in Beaumont TX. This was during WW2. She later returned to Hackberry and was married to Frederick "Fritz " John Erbelding of Johnson Bayou in 1945 and on December 20, 1946 gave birth to her only child, Fritz Gerald Erbelding. They remained in Johnson Bayou most of their married life. In 1962 Faye was devoiced and moved to live with her parents in Vinton Louisiana where she finished raising her son and cared for her mother after her dad, Robert Riley, passed away.

Faye took a nurses aid course in Sulfur La. but wound up staying home to raise a spoiled son who would only eat what his mother cooked for breakfast. Her dad died of a heart attack in 1964; her son graduated high school in 1966 and joined the Air Force. Faye remained in Vinton caring for her mother until 1972 when she reconnected with a childhood friend, J.D. Walton, who she married. It was then that they moved to Lumberton TX. which is located in the old Lobe TX. area. Shortly after this J.D. moved Faye's mom to Lumberton where they cared for her until she passed on.

This, without a doubt, was Faye's happiest years. She enjoyed putting up crops from a home garden and many other "homemaker " chores.

Faye loved making desserts. Coffee was served at their home at 2 PM every day from the time of her husband's retirement until JD went into the nursing home. There was always something sweet to eat. She collected cookbooks and cooking magazines and had a book case filled with every kind of recipes you could imagine. She made the best pie crust of anyone ever.

She was extremely talented with *sewing, crocheting, crawl embroidery, and crafts of every kind.
*she sewed clothes for her "baby" from his birth to junior high school years. She loved planting flowers. They were all over her yard; she had pot plants of every description on her patio that were put in a greenhouse every winter and brought out in the spring. JD was no fan of flower beds. Mother had several throughout their yard. His love of Faye was complete.

Her husband JD loved to fish and hunt, and Faye and her sister Bobbie would shop and shop and shop..... She was very close to Her sister and even when Faye was in the nursing home either her granddaughter Jaime K. or niece Cheryl Faye would take the sisters to Walmart, the Dollar General, then to Dairy Queen. For as long as she could drive, Faye went to Walmart twice a day, about 10 in the morning and then again in the afternoon. She had her prescriptions filled at Market Basket, Walmart, and Walgreens. All of them on a different day. That way she had an excuse to go somewhere different every day. It took some time to get them all at the same drugstore and then on the same day of the month.
She never paid any gym fees, she didn't need to. She got all the exercise she needed pushing a basket and looking to see what was new while spending very little money. A lesson we could all benefit from.

During the Christmas baking season on 2016 Faye decided that it was no longer wise for her to live alone. She decided to move to Silsbee Oaks where she was loved and well cared for by their devoted staff.