Janie Dell Faires went to be with the Lord on May 10 at the McAllen Heart Hospital.

Mrs. Faires was born October 27, 1936, in Houston. She moved to the Valley at a young age, she attended Donna High School and graduated from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School. She married the love of her life Kenneth A. Faires. They celebrated their 54th anniversary in December.

While raising three boys and one daughter, she worked at Faires Plumbing Company. Janie loved to fish. She was a pro at catching flounder with a line. Hunting was a big part of her life, as well. Janie enjoyed cooking large meals and having all of the kidís friends over to eat. Everyone was always welcome. She loved growing beautiful flowers, especially roses. Purple roses were her favorite. She enjoyed taking her granddaughters shopping. Janie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Edinburg .

She was preceded in death by a son; Simon Peter Faires, her mother; Anna Elizabeth Watson and sisters; Anna Elizabeth Womack and Lysia Cooke.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Faires of Edinburg; sons, Kenny (Carolyn) Faires, Jr., William Lee (Leticia) Faires and Tracy (Anna) Faires; a daughter, Kendra (Ken) Snead. Also surviving her are grandchildren: Kenny Faires III, Casey Faires, Kelsey Faires, Angel Garza, Shaunna Faires, Tiffany Toney, Meagan Faires, Zachary Faires and Jasmine Sitton. Great-grandchild; Caleb Toney, her father; Clarence Watson, her brother, Foxhall (Olga) Parker, John William(Jenette) Watson and her precious puppies, Blondie & Smokey.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 13, 2009 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg with Pastor Mark Rotramel officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Edinburg.

Pallbearers were Kenny Faires, Jr, William Lee Faires, Tracy Faires, Kenny Faires III, Zachary Faires, Bill Dolsen. Honorary Pallbearer: PO2 Casey Faires US Navy currently serving our Country in Japan.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the wonderful staff at McAllen Heart Hospital, for the gentle kindness that was administered and all of the loving care they showed during this difficult time. Words cannot describe how much the family appreciates everything each and everyone did for our family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Edinburg, 201 E. Samano, Edinburg , TX 78539.

Funeral services were entrusted to the care of Skinner-Silva Funeral Home in Edinburg.