Etta Faye Day


Etta Faye Day, born Aug. 20, 1938, earned her wings on Dec. 30, 2022 in Pagosa Springs, CO, at the age of 84. 

She was born at home in Garland County, Ark., to Roy and Tessie Cosby, the second of 13 children. 

Etta Faye married Paul Alfred Day on Dec. 27, 1953 at her home in Jessieville, Ark. They lived in Pagosa Springs all of their married life where they ran Day Lumber and raised their family. They were blessed with four children: Paulette (Raymond) Hise, Rocky (Kelli) Day, Tracy (Greg) Lucero and Ben (Sherri) Day. They were also blessed with six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Etta Faye was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, and several siblings.

Services will be Thursday, Jan. 5 at Pagosa Bible Church (209 Harman Park Drive, Pagosa Springs) at 10:30 a.m. Internment will be beside her husband at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango, Colo. Pallbearers are Rocky Day, Ben Day, Raymond Hise, Daniel Hise, Nathan Davis, Jake Wills, Trinity Jacobs and David Hoffman. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Eaklor, Ronnie Maez, Connie Langseth, Karen Curia, Cindy Laner, Jess and Casey Ketchum, Gilbert and Nancy Davidson, Easton and Austin Wills, Javan and Jayda Davis, and Brayden Jacobs.

Mom was a devoted Christian, guiding her children in a loving and caring way of life.

The family would like to thank her caregivers: Connie, Karen, Cindy, and grandchildren Beth, Trinity, Shelby and David. 

Mom, you will be greatly missed by us all. Love you!

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity in her name. 

Entrusted to Hood Mortuary.