Fay Kathleen Gaughan, 87, passed away January 21, 2022 at the cabin surrounded by family under the care of Hospice. Fay was born February 12, 1934 to George and Erma Reminga in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is succeeded by her two sisters and three brothers. Fay traveled extensively as a child as her father, George was a mill right. Relatives later brought Fay’s family to the Grand Forks area where she worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as a young lady later transferring to Fargo, ND where she met her future husband Tom Gaughan, they were married on February 10, 1962. Fay was an accomplished artist who painted wildlife and scenery. She also became an accomplished picture framer working at Mathesons framing shop and ultimately owned her own. Fay was mischievous and loved to have a good time she was usually the life of the party. Most of all, Fay was a people person who was passionate about traveling. She was a mother, a friend, and will be truly missed by all. Fay is survived by her children, Shawn Gaughan, Kelly Villanveva; grandchildren, Roman Gaughan and Cody Villanuava; two sisters; and three brothers. Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Gaughan.

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  1. We are sorry for your loss of mother and grandmother. Fay was a good friend of my mom, Joyce Hart for many, many years.

  2. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our sister Fay, we shared many great memories. She will be truly missed. Love Tracy and Karen Reminga

  3. I went to high school with Fay and later roomed with her when we went to Grand Forks to work. She was a good friend. Sorry for your loss and sympathy to her family. Irene Fladeland Heffern-Bossier City, Louisiana.

  4. Shawn so sorry to hear of your mom passing. I remember her as a very nice person. Prayers to you and your family. Mike holen

  5. Fay was a special lady and awesome neighbor. Many great years of fun in the backyard. She was also a good friend to my mom.

  6. I had the pleasure of working with Fay at Mathison’s in the picture framing department. She was always upbeat & delightful & was an amazing & detailed artist in executing her craft! My condolences go out to Fay’s family! She will be missed!

  7. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same,
    but as God calls us, one by one, the chain will link again link again!
    Miss you sister!
    Joan

  8. Jack & Shirley Reminga
    We are very sorry for the lose of your mother & grandmother . God Bless all of you.

  9. I first met Fay when she applied for a room with me, that was when she started working for the Railroad in Fargo. We became close friends and shared many personal and private secrets over the years. I have so many fond memories and fun times to hold in my memory bank. Fun gal and always out for a good time.

  10. Shawn,

    So sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as very sweet. I always remember the extensive Halloween decorating she did and the spooky music. Best house in the neighborhood to trick or treat!

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