Faye Mullins Padro
Faye Mullins Padro returned to the Lord on January 5, 2014 at the age of 82. She was born in Hearne, Tx on July 19, 1931 and was raised during the Great Depression. After marrying her high school sweetheart, William Roland Pardo, Jr. (who died on 8/30/2008), she lived in Hearne and Fort Worth before moving to Irving in 1964. She is survived by her children, Connie Smart-Baker (Jeff Baker) of Irving; Cynthia (Raymond) Rehberg of Erie, Co: and William R. Pardo III, AKA Bubba, of Irving. Mrs. Pardo is survived and will dearly be missed by grandchildren Becky (Phillip) Davis of Colleyville, Sam (Jennifer) Smart of Allen, and Ben Rehberg of Alfred NY. She is also survived by her sisters Grace Schulze of San Antonio and Edna Vinto of Franklin, along with numerous nieces and nephews and four great-grand children - McKeylee Smart, Abby Davis, Madeline Davis, and Ethan Smart. In addition to her devoted and beloved husband of almost 60 years, she was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Sarah Mullin; ten brothers and sisters; and grandson Rob Rehberg.
Mrs. Pardo was first and foremost a wife and homemaker, but after raising her children she took a job in the school cafeteria and rose to a supervisory position at Irving School Food Service, from which she retired with distinction. A proud member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas since 2011 (her ancestor Edward McMillen fought at the Battle of San Jacinto) Fay attended the First United Methodist Church of Irving during her later years. She will be remembered as a kind, funny lady who was a skilled seamstress, and excellent cook and baker, a knowledgeable and avid antique and “junk” collector/seller, and a lover of garage sales. Her friends and family will miss her with and compassion.
Friends may call Ben F. Brown Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, Texas on Thursday, January 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service will be Saturday January 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne with interment to follow at Norwood cemetery in Hearne.
In lieu if flowers the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Irving, Texas, 211 W. 3rd street, 75060 for its community outreach efforts.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas.