On March 10, 2021 we lost a precious soul here on Earth. Born following the depression era, Fay learned to survive the poverty and extreme difficult circumstances resulting from that era. She married at a young age and began her journey through life bearing five children with endurance, determination, physical and emotional pain, love and devotion to her family and friends.

Throughout her life, Fay learned many life skills and hobbies. Sewing, including school clothes for many, crocheting, mechanics, carpentry, knitting, quilting, bookkeeping, cross-stitch, ceramics, painting, reading, photography, cooking, gardening, camping, organic food preparation, canoeing, volley ball swimming, botchy ball, walking, teaching others her knowledge of nature and diet, and caring for many family members and friends were a few examples. She also loved animals and cared, trained and loved her pets throughout her life.

One example of her strength and determination occurred after age 50 when she endured a major surgery.  One month later she canoed down the Eel River with her husband. Fay’s example of determination and preservation inspired many. As we mourn the loss of Fay, we remember she continued to live her life after many devastating moments, including the loss of her first born child and poverty with laughter, love, hard work and devotion.

Fayrene Joyce Dockins/Peters 
11/12/1935 - 3/10/2021

Born in Redwood Valley, California to Grace Bowles/Dockins and Alvin (Dick) Dockins. Married to Jay Douglas Peters, August 4th 1952.

Survived by her four children: Gary Peters, Jennifer Peters, Robin Peters, and Wade Peters; seven grandchildren: Jason Peters, Nicole  Peters and Lindsay Peters/Berch, Dennis Peters, Jessica Peters, Van Peters, and Jayne Peters; one great-grandchild: Wyatt Steed; her siblings: Donna Dockins/Porter, Debbie Dockins/Evans, and Richard Dockins

Preceded in death: Her husband Jay Douglas Peters October 23, 1923 - January 17, 2003 and her first-born son Dennis Jay  Peters April 3, 1954- December 16,1954 Siblings: Dale Dockins, William (Bill) Dockins, Bonnie Dockins/Knapp


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