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Faye McAlister


Funeral services for Faye McAlister, 97, of Washington were held October 26, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. McAlister passed away Monday, October 23, 2023.

Ima Faye Ham was born September 23, 1926 in St. Louis, Oklahoma, the second of seven children born to Otis Ham and Mesia Mae (Hembree) Ham. She was raised in the Goldsby/Washington area and attended school there.

She married young to Mark Calvin McAlister, and together they raised a son, Ron. Faye worked tirelessly as a homemaker, and helped Mark on the family farm and ranch. She later worked in several area dress shops in Lexington and Purcell.  Lastly, she worked at Walmart, and she fondly recalled her 24 years and seven months there.

Away from work, she enjoyed traveling, and she especially enjoyed visiting Branson. Faye was a woman of great faith, and longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in Lexington. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister, aunt and a true friend. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Mark Calvin McAlister; great-granddaughter, Regan Rohlfing; grandson, Ty McAlister; parents, Otis and Mesia Ham; sister, Neva Heath and brothers, Truman Howell Ham, James Ham, Harold Ham and Bob Ham.

Faye is survived by her son, Ron McAlister and wife, Valinda, of Washington; sister, Darlene Roberts and husband, Jim, of Cole, Okla.; sister-in-law, Luvean Ham of Lexington; three grandchildren, Guy McAlister and wife, Destini, of Edmond, Cale McAlister of Bedford, Texas, and Joy Rohlfing and husband, Ryan, of Owasso, Okla.; 11 great-grandchildren, Eliana, Ian, Liam, Rosie, Emery, Kade, Kalvin, Max, Jake, Ryder and Quinlee; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.