Fay E. Page, 91, of Mt. Vernon died Saturday May 23, 2015 at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City. No public services will be held.\n\nFay was born to Columbus Page and Lillie Stratton in Bear Valley, OR on October 28, 1923. Her early years were spent on Rosebud Creek in Izee where she and her sister Billy would always ride horse-back to school. In 1932 the family moved to Union, OR., another move followed to North Powder, OR., and then back to Izee in 1938; Fay then graduated from Grant Union High School in 1941. It was said she was the fastest runner in the school during her time there. After graduation she moved to Prineville, OR and stayed with the Brease family while working in the Crook County courthouse. While there she became the Queen of the Crook County Roundup, and served on the court with a fellow person from Grant County, Mickey Reynolds.\n\nAfter returning to Grant County Fay worked at the Malheur Forest Office, and in 1952 she married Charlie Page and had two sons Ford and Richard. They eventually divorced and Fay moved to Butteville, OR and worked in Portland, OR for the Forest Service experiment station. Later she was severely injured in a horse accident and was forced to take an early retirement. After retiring she moved to a small ranch in Heppner, OR and in 1989 moved back to Grant County to her son's ranch near Moon Creek.\n\nAlthough Fay had lived away from Izee for many years, she always talked about riding through "those ol' hills".\n\nShe enjoyed the simple things in life; things like the smell of fresh air after a rainstorm, and the change of seasons. She loved horses, cattle, and dogs; all of them must have behaving nature of course. She also enjoyed her yard, flowers, fishing, hunting; it wasn't uncommon to be hit by a flying fish after a big jerk of the fishing pole. The sight of a large buck would excite her, and everyone knew to take cover because the "lead was going to fly". She truly enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events.\n\nFay was preceded in death by her parents, sister Elizabeth "Billy" Phillips Luce, a son Ford, brother-in-law Lloyd Luce, and nephew Phillip Luce.\n\nShe is survived by son Richard Page of John Day, OR., 4 grandchildren William of La Grande, OR., Tyler of Boise, ID., Nolin (Alexandra) of Prairie City, OR., Katelyn of Missoula, MT., niece Fay Ann (Joe) Kehr of Redland, OR., and special friends Russ and Jeannie Haehle of Belleview, WA.\n\nIn lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crippled Children's Foundation or the Cattlemen's Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel 241 S. Canyon Blvd. John Day, OR 97845.