Fay Layton Byington Barfuss


Downey….Fay Layton Byington Barfuss, 82, of Downey, passed away on Saturday August 4, 2012. She was born November 3, 1929 in Downey, Idaho the third of four daughters born to Orson A. and Rozella Stone Layton. During her happy childhood, Fay enjoyed riding the barrel by running on top of it to make it go where she wanted. she also enjoyed high jumping rope. She graduated from LDS Seminary and Downey High School in 1947. Fay married LaVar Byington in 1947 and started working as a bookkeeper at the Marsh Valley Hospital, where she worked for the next 16 years. She and LaVar had a daughter, TeAuna, born in 1958. In 1966, a premature baby boy, Lon E. was born weighing 3lbs 5oz. He lived only three hours. In 1966, she and LaVar divorced and she moved to Portland, Oregon. She began working at the Oregon City Eye Clinic, where she was employed for the next two years. She then began working at the ICN Medical Lab as an assistant supervisor on the night shift unitl they closed their doors in January 1980. She also worked for a Dermatologist. Fay and TeAuna returned to Downey, where Fay helped care for her ailing mother. On April 20, 1983, Fay married Bishop Willis Barfuss. She helped him on the farm and was manager of Layton Farms and did all the bookkeeping until the time of her death. Fay and Willis were called as temple workers and worked together in the Logan LDS Temple for thirteen years, until Willis passed away in 2000. Fay continued to work at the temple for four more years. In 2004, Fay underwent a serious Whipple Surgery and fought bravely to recover from the surgery and complications. Much to her disappointment. she was not able to return as a temple worker. Fay is survived by her daughter; TeAuna (Tom) Newton; two grandsons; Ty and Austin; a sister; LuAnn (David) McClure, four nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; husband, Willis and sisters; Lita Preece and Verna Baucke. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 12 noon in the Downey LDS 1st Ward Chapel, Bishop Rex Nielsen, officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm at the Downey Church and on Thursday prior to services from 10:30-11:30 am. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery.

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