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Elizabeth Fay (Libby) Vassar
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at the First United Methodist Church for lifelong Bishop resident Elizabeth Fay (Libby) Vassar. Those who attend are asked to wear red and bring a smile.
Born June 30, 1937 to Francis Fay and Charles H. (Mannie) Olds in Bishop, Libby died at the Bishop Care Center after a brief illness on Sept. 12, 2010. She was 73.
Libby married Mitchell M. Vassar in 1953. They had three children, Marcy, Mitch and Missy.
“Libby was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, always there to support us, no matter what we did,” the family said.
She had a love for the Owens Valley, especially Mt. Tom and the Sierra, and never tired of their view. Her yard always had flowers blooming.
Libby was quick with a smile and a cup of tea, ready to lend her ear. Her favorite color was red, which is evident in her home. She collected angels of all shapes and sizes. For many years, Libby sang with Sweet Adelines, attending many competitions and making lasting friendships.
Libby was a postal carrier from Bishop to Benton and in Big Pine for many years. She owned the Shoe Box in Bishop, where she enjoyed the customers and keeping up with the local news until it closed. Later, she owned As the Worm Turns, raising “red wigglers” for fishing.
She was a life member of the First United Methodist Church of Bishop.
Her passing has left a large hole in the hearts of many; she will be greatly missed.
Libby is survived by her husband, Mitch; daughters and sons-in-law, Marcy and Marty Williams and Missy and Jim Miller; son, Mitch Vassar; grandchildren, Cory and Ashley Williams, and Nicolette, Haley and Mary Beth Vassar; brother, Neill Olds; brother-in-law, Mike Wilson and wife Lynn; and many extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Libby’s memory to the Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance.