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Nita Faye Lochabay

March 31, 1941 — February 21, 2024

Yantis, Texas

Nita Faye Lochabay

Nita Faye Lochabay passed away February 21, 2024, in Sulphur Springs Texas of natural causes. She was 82. She leaves behind a legacy of love for God, family, and country. She will be missed by a loving and abundant family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; as well as her many friends.

Faye was born March 31, 1941, in Del Rio, Texas to Joseph Hiram Cross, a truck driver, and Myrtle Viola (McDonald) Cross. She had five brothers and four sisters.

In 1956, when she was just 14 years of age, Faye married her first husband, Quin Howard Marston, who was in the Air Force. She had seven children with Quin during their 12 years. They were stationed with family at multiple Air Force Base locations, including one in Japan, where some of their children were born. Faye had to provide for her 7 children while Quin was away in the Vietnam War.

Faye was common-law married to her second husband, Bobby Gene Insel for many years until they made it official in 1980. Bobby was an oil field worker, so they lived in Monahans in West Texas. Faye continued to live in Monahans after Bobby died.

Faye then married Wyatt Lee Lochabay Jr (Sonny) in 1987. Sonny, a WWII veteran, was a native son of Monahans and a well-known craftsman (tile). Faye and Sonny were Christian soulmates and were active in their church until Sonny’s death in 2013.

Faye moved to East Texas in 2015 and lived on Lake Fork with her son for her remaining years. She died at Hopkins Court assisted living facility in Sulphur Springs Texas.

Faye is survived by her loving family: brother, Robert Leroy Cross; sister, Mellie Nadine Fisher; two sons, David Wayne (Cindy) Marston and Quin Howard Marston Jr.; four daughters, Elizabeth “Becky” Ann (Mike) Marston-Klis, Susan Lynn (Scott) Powell, Carrie Ellen (Johnny) Reid, and Sandy Jean Marston; 15 grandchildren, Baylen Quin Marston, Crystal Beryl Marston, Jessie Ann Parchman, Brittney Chase Marston, Kaitlyn Rene Maddox, Blake Matthew Klis, Johnny Calvin Klis, Joshua Nathan Powell, Sam Hunter Beasley, Sarah Nicole Beasley, Jason Christopher Ward, Jeffrey Allen Ward, Julie Evelyn Cunningham, Alyssa Nicole Wilkes, and Michael DeWayne Pyle; five step grandchildren, Michael Harold Hokerk, Lisa Michelle Hayes, Paula June Hokerk, Shelly James, and Brandon Poor; and 15 great grandchildren, James Mark Parchman, Jericho Wayne Parchman, Avry Elizabeth June Parchman, Jeremy Mark Maddox, Jr., Eleanor Ruth Klis, Theodore James Klis, Jessie Lee Wilkes, Josie Sue Richardson, Oakley Maze Case, Isabella Marie, Christopher Matthew Lee, Michael Allen Krasnyanskiy, Olivia Nicole Bautista, Giovanna Nova Jimenez, and Oliver Dayvid Jimenez.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt Lochabay; son, Kennon Noble Marston; parents, Joseph and Myrtle Cross; four brothers, Joe Ivan Cross, Theodore Maxwell Cross, William Rex Cross, and John Norman Cross; three sisters, Valle May Wyatt, Audrey Estelle Floyd, and Molly Elizabeth McCumsey; two step daughters, Gloria June (Gary) Hokerk and Betty Lou Poor; and step son, Wyatt Lee Lochabay III.

Funeral service to honor the life of Nita Faye Lochabay is scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2024, at Lake Fork Baptist Church in Alba, Texas, with Dr. Zachary Tunnell officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 pm. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Monahans Memorial Cemetery with David McCumsey officiating.

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Visitation

Monday, March 4, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lake Fork Baptist Church

9483 West FM 515, Alba, 75410

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 4, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lake Fork Baptist Church

9483 West FM 515, Alba, 75410

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Monahans Memorial Cemetery

400 S Helen Ave, Monahans, TX 79756

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