Faye Helen Sheehy Hannah, 74, of Union, a former Baker County resident, died Nov. 12 while working for The Salvation Army World Services in Vryheid, South Africa. Her memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union.
Ms. Hannah was born Aug. 16, 1932, to Hugh Sheehy and Beth Critchlow Sheehy Fisher in Baker City. She was raised at Durkee and Baker City until age 10, when the family moved to California.
In her capacity as a public health administrator, she worked on projects in Central America, the Middle East and Africa. She was also the social service coordinator for the La Grande Salvation Army Food Bank.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Bud Gassett of Gig Harbor, Wash.; her companion, William Albright of Baker City; her children and their spouses, Marie and Gary Harmer of Union, JoAnne Hannah and Gary Yarbrough and BriAnna and Ray Burton, all of Sacramento, Calif., Jeannette and James Benton of Baker City, Julie and Richard Walker of Antelope, Calif., Kevin and Mary Hannah of Carmichael, Calif., and Helen Hannah of Elk Grove, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Christina Law and Michael Benton.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice or to The Salvation Army World Service Office, Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 24, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor