February 8, 1931 - December 24, 2019
TRAVERSE CITY – Fae E. Shalda, age 88, of Empire, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the McLaren Hospital in Mt. Pleasant in the loving care of her family. Fae was born to Thomas and Hattie (Hill) Hope on February 8, 1931 in Bellaire, MI. Fae lived in the Traverse City region all of her life. She was very proud of the fact that she lived on the 45th parallel. She was employed with Glen Lake Public Schools as a secretary and bus driver for 28 years, retiring in 1994. Fae was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor, TOPS and Bunko Club. She was very active at church and was the church treasurer, usher, and alter guild. Fae enjoyed cross-stitch and cross-stitched her Christmas cards every year, over 55 per year. Fae is survived by her daughters; Shirley (Dale) Kucera, Ann (John) Everett, grandchildren; Erin, Jennie, Ashley, Tony, and Adam, great-grandchildren; Payton, Mallory, Mary Cait and Piper, sibling, Stuart (Rosemary) Hope, and nieces; Carol, Janice, Monica, and nephews; Larry and Louis Fae was preceded in death by her husband, Lee “Roy”, parents, brother, Cecil Hope, and sister, Merna Wilks. A funeral service for Fae will take place on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Daniel Dockery will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service. Fae will be laid to rest next to her husband at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in the Spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 921 W. 11th Street, Suite 1W, Traverse City, MI 49684.
TRAVERSE CITY – Fae E. Shalda, age 88, of Empire, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the McLaren Hospital in Mt. Pleasant in the loving care of her family. Fae was born to Thomas and Hattie (Hill) Hope on February 8, 1931 in... View Obituary & Service Information
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