JoAnne Mae Faylor

November 3, 1930 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old


JoAnne Mae Faylor, beloved wife, mother, grandma and great grandma passed away at the age of 93 at St. Luke’s Regional Hospital in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 25 at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St. Boise, Idaho. Interment will follow at the Morris Hill Cemetery.

JoAnne was born to Mabel Nelson Eckery and Joseph Mathew Eckery on November 3, 1930, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was blessed with a baby brother Charles (Chuck) Joseph Eckery when she was seven years old. JoAnne was proud and protective of her little brother and they remained close throughout the years. Her elementary years were spent in Pocatello and Salt Lake City, before settling in Nampa, Idaho for the 6th grade and the rest of her school years, including graduating from Nampa High School in 1948. JoAnne was an outstanding student, always achieving high marks and positive feedback from her teachers.
In high school, JoAnne spent her recreational time with nine very special friends that she spoke about often throughout her life. They thoroughly enjoyed ice skating, going to the lake, school functions and taking part in musicals, and then there were the stories like the time they were determined to get all ten of them in a Model T that one of the girls drove.
JoAnne and her mother were inseparable, her mother was an amazing individual who made life wonderful for JoAnne and Chuck through some very difficult times. Through example, she taught them resiliency, persistence, optimism and of course unconditional love. They remained very close throughout the years. JoAnne often stated that when her mother was handed lemons, she always made lemonade.
In 1950, a handsome young man approached JoAnne’s mother and asked permission to begin dating JoAnne. This, of course, was the love of her life, Lloyd Dale Faylor. Their first date was a Halloween Dance and he dressed up as a ghoul. She should of known this was a sign of fun Halloween events and parties to come! They were married on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951, in Nampa, Idaho.
Dale graduated from the University of Idaho on June 7, 1953, with a BA in Commercial Art. At that same time he received his commission as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He attended the Civilian Personnel School Technical Training Wing at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and upon graduation received his overseas orders to Itami, Japan. Dale had to leave his sweet wife at home for 18 months, while JoAnne was expecting their first child.

While in Japan, Dale and JoAnne’s daughter, Linda Jo was born. It was tough not being able to see his wife and daughter for a year, but Dale was released from active duty the day before Linda Jo’s first birthday.

The little family moved to San Jose, California where Dale began working for Finnegan and Fenton Advertising Agency. While they were there, their son Charles Dale (Chuck) was born. Wanting to be closer to family, they moved back to Nampa and Dale started his own art service doing renderings for local builders, contractors and architects. He was the first artist to offer this kind of service in the Treasure Valley.

In the fall of 1958, Dale was hired by Boise Cascade Corporation, Division of Timber and Wood Products in the Advertising and Marketing Department. JoAnne and Dale moved from Nampa to Boise and bought their first home on Day Drive.
After high school JoAnne worked for the Idaho Fish and Game, and later in life worked for The Idaho Statesman. For twenty years, she worked for Boise Cascade as part of a team in Wood Products Research. For the majority of that time JoAnne, along with four incredibly brilliant, talented and appreciative individuals who valued her work ethics, her organizational skills and her ability to support their projects and research.
In 1967, Dale and JoAnne decided to build their dream home. Months of planning and love went into their new home. It became a gathering place for many friends and family. JoAnne and Dale loved to play cards and they belonged to two bridge groups. They also had a couple of dinner groups as well as some very special neighbors and enjoyed hosting countless gatherings. They enjoyed dinners on their patio that Dale built with Chuck’s help. JoAnne and Dale’s beautiful back yard was the site of many barbecues and games of badminton, parties for their children and their friends and of course, as time passed and as grandchildren started showing up, it became the place to be for all special events. Dale and JoAnne were a “team”. And they loved going to Little League games, piano recitals, ballets, school programs and so much more. Over the years, they enjoyed boating at Lucky Peak and McCall, Sunday drives, grocery shopping, family trips and Boise State Football.

They would go for drives into some of the forgotten areas of Southwest Idaho photographing scenic locations that would later become beautiful water color paintings by Dale. Joanne was Dale’s biggest fan and would often choose the subject of Dale’s paintings, from weathered barns to the beautiful snowscapes and sunsets that Dale rendered so beautifully. Over the years he had many Art Exhibits in Seattle, Boise and Nampa. For over 30 years, 32 of Dale’s watercolor paintings were chosen for the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Christmas Card benefit. St. Luke’s Hospital also commissioned Dale to paint five churches located in the Boise area, and they are hanging today in the hallway next to the at St. Luke’s Chapel and Chaplin’s Office.

JoAnne will be remembered for her cheery and contagious disposition, being an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her desire to bring happiness to those around her, always having a beautiful smile to share with friends and strangers alike.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her loving companion Lloyd Dale Faylor and by her parents Joseph and Mabel Eckery. JoAnne is survived by her daughter Linda Jo Whitman (Todd) of Bountiful, Utah, and son Chuck Faylor (Barbara) of Boise, grandchildren Amy Jo Hadlock, Tiffany Faylor, Derek Faylor, Natalie Wright, Lindsay Evensen, Steven Faylor, Lauren Whitman, Scott Fisher, Chuck Fisher, Michael Faylor, Lexie Whitman, Hailey Davenport, Dallas Whitman, and Aubrey Whitman, and 30 great-grandchildren.


March 25, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

March 25, 2024

1:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

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Morris Hill Cemetery
317 N Latah St
Boise, ID 83706


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