Alice Fay Michener

(Dec 17, 1951 to Oct 4, 2009)

She was a tireless worker and many servants will someday enter the “Kingdom” because of her teaching, caring, dedication and devotion. A wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma and teacher only begin to describe her life. She loved her family and enjoyed many outdoor activities like camping in the Sierras, relaxing on a Lake Tahoe beach, gardening and numerous pets. But her greatest passion was serving God.rn“Miss Fay” was a life long teacher of Christian values. She served the Lord teaching at St. Johns Presbyterian Church and The Lion and The Lamb pre-school in Reno, Nevada for many years. After relocating to NJ in 2007 she taught at Beckett Christian pre-school in Logan Twp and Little People Day Nursery in Woodbury. Her greatest delight was teaching children about God and His love for them. rnShe is so sorely missed by her husband of 28 years, David; son, Anthony Sofran; daughter-in-law, Dusty Sofran; and grandchildren: Anthony, Austin, and Teegan all of Swedesboro NJ.rnShe is also survived by brothers, Richard and William Groves and sister, Barbara Harkless and her twin, Linda Kay Dannenbring of Ohio, and sister Betty Jean Williams of Michigan, in addition to numerous family members. Pre-deceased by a brother, David and sister Ruby.rnCome celebrate 57 years of Christian service Friday Oct. 9 5-6 p.m. at Living Hope Worship Center 1566 Center Square Rd, Logan Twp where there will be a service at 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday Oct. 23 at Grace Community Church, 1220 Robb Dr., Reno Nevada. In lieu of flowers donations to Mother Child Residential Services, 682 North Broad Street, Woodbury 08096 will be appreciated. rnArrangements by Daley Life Celebration Studio. Tell a great story about Fay at

6 thoughts on “Alice Fay Michener

  1. Phyllis Powers

    I am not sure what to write. However, I feel like I need to say something. I have only known Mrs. Michener for less than two months. This was my son’s first year of preschool, and he cried and clung to me for the first three or four times of class. It was heartbreaking. I was amazed at the comfort Mrs. Michener offered not only to my son, but to myself. Then, everytime I picked my son up he was smiling ear to ear. And there were so many wonderful things he said and showed us, that he said that’s whats Mrs. Michener showed me. So, even though she was only in our lives a short time, she is extremely missed. And I just want to say Thank you to her for being there for my Bobby when he needed her. But I suspect that is what her life was all about.

  2. Katie Mack Douglas

    I would like to send my deepest sympathies to Fay’s family for your loss. Miss Fay was my daughter’s preschool teacher at Watch Me Learn two years ago. She held my daughter’s hand and wiped her tears during the almost 3 weeks it took for her to adjust to being away from home. During the short six months I knew Fay, she helped my daughter grow from a shy toddler to a confident, compassionate little girl. I owe a lot to Fay and want her family and friends to know that she touched the lives of people who knew her for even a short time. Fay and her family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Valerie Bantum

    “Miss Fay” was my grandson’s teacher at Lion and the Lamb Preschool. She was faithful teaching the Bible to her little ones and Tyler absorbed every word. He asked Jesus to be his Saviour because of her and I will forever hold her dear to my heart for her influence on him. The last day I saw Miss Fay she smiled at me like I had never seen her smile before. That will be my memory when I think of her. I hope her jewels God gives her are lightweight, because I know she will have so many it will be hard for her to wear her crown. Thanks for sharing Miss Fay with us.

  4. Julie Russo

    Dearest family, Your dear Fay touched many hearts and lives and although it is hard to imagine the world without her, it is easy to imagine heaven rejoicing because she is there. I am thanking God today for Fay’s precious gift of friendship to me and pray for you during this difficult time. rnMatthew 25:21

  5. carey cooper lovec

    I am at a loss for words, I had not seen Faye for many years and to find out of this pulls at my heart. even though we lost touch not a day went by that I did not think of her and her family! She was like a second mom to me, I have so many great memorries of her and her family that I will always hold dear to me! she wore her heart on her shoulder! She was a beautiful and loving women who gave herself to not only family and friends but to her community! She will be missed, fly with the angels Faye, until we meet again! To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you!

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