Faye Delores Cavin-Smith
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Obituary

Faye Delores Cavin-Smith

April 20, 1923 - March 26, 2021

On Friday March 26, 2021 our mother, Faye, passed peacefully on. It would be the same date in which our father passed exactly fifty years earlier.

Mom was born to William and Florence Moore on April 20, 1923 in Clearwater, Nebraska. Her dad owned the local pool hall in the small rural town.

She graduated from Clearwater High Schoo and soon after followed her sister, Erma, to Oregon to work at a logging camp in Mowich near Gilchrist.

It was there she met out father, Earl Lee Cavin. They married before he left for the war in Europe and when he returned, they lived in Malin and in Klamath Falls where their first son Randall and their daughter Amy were born.

Later they moved to Central Point, Oregon. Dad was a produce manager at Piggly Wiggly and Sherm's Thunderbird in Medford. They had two more children, Dennis and Donald. All four children went to Central Point schools and graduated from Crater High.

In the early 1960's mom and her sister-in-law Vernie set up what was no doubt one of the first pre-mix salad companies. They packaged and sold their "F & V Salad Mix" to local stores in the valley.

Mom and Dad often square danced with the local "Ramblin' Rogues", "Star Promenaders" and the "Howdowners". For a while mom was a Cub Scout Den Mother in Central Point.

Dad passed away on March 26, 1971. We like to think that the date of moms passing was fate and that perhaps dad came to escort her on that night.

In 1976 Faye remarried to Earl Smith who passed with cancer in 1979. Earl had purchased an Arcade in downtown Central Point which mom operated for four years as Gate Six Games.

Mom enjoyed bowling and participated in local leagues usually sponsored by the Royal Neighbors of America an organization in which she also was a member and officer in the local camp.

The family lost Dennis in 1988, Randy in 2004 and Amy in 2017. Mom is survived by her son Don and five grandchildren.

Mom was a quiet unassuming soul who had few bad things to say about anyone. She was kind and giving. She was not outgoing or expressive of her options which sometimes caused her to be overlooked and that was unfortunate, not always for her, but certainly for those who missed a chance to know her.

Funeral Home
Conger-Morris Funeral Directors
715 W Main St
Medford,
OR 97501-2924
(541) 772-7111
Printed Obituary
Published in the Mail Tribune
on April 4, 2021
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