Fay S. Carpenter • April 29, 2019
Fay S. Carpenter
(GIVEN NAME NAOMI FAY STEVENS)
OCTOBER 8, 1940 – APRIL 29, 2019
Fay was born in Gulf Hammock, FL and raised in Pensacola, FL. She graduated from Tate High School in 1958 and worked in the medical field transcribing records. Later she moved to Knoxville, TN where she worked for TVA. In 1988, she moved back to Pensacola where she worked for the US Navy as a civil servant until she retired. After she retired, she worked at the Pensacola Public Library where she could further pursue her passion for reading. In 2005, she moved to Huntsville, AL to spend more time with her daughter and grandchildren.
Fay was most known for her gentle spirit, spunk, independence, and her beautiful soul. Music was a big part of her life. Fay grew up playing the piano and flute and enjoyed dancing. She loved music of all kinds, had a large collection of different types of music, enjoyed attending concerts and rarely missed one of her daughter’s performances. She also had a great passion for the outdoors. In her earlier years, she spent her free time hiking, water skiing, fishing, and vegetable gardening. In later years, she greatly enjoyed her patio and container gardening. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and cherished friend. She will be greatly missed by all.
Fay is survived by her daughter, Natalie Frazier, and son-in-law, Brett Frazier; grandsons, Zane and Quin Frazier; brother, Pete Stevens, and sister-in-law, Wanda Stevens; and surrogate sister, Barbra Thornton.
Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Myrtle Stevens; sisters, Robbie Burr, Bobbie Leslie Stevens, and Carol Lewis; brother, Jonnie Ray Stevens; and her son, Ray L. Carpenter II.
The memorial service and interment will be held at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL 32526 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in her honor to Madison City Community Orchestra, 783 Seina Vista Dr. Madison, AL 35758, https://www.mccorchestra.org/donate.