April 28, 2013 12:30 AM
100, of Carpinteria, CA passed away on April 20, 2013 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Center.
Fay was born December 7, 1912 in Bristow, OK to the late Joe H. Wilson and Peggy Baker. The family moved to Piru, CA in January 1924. She graduated from Knapp College of Nursing at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in 1934. She did post graduate nursing training at the University of California Medical Hospital in San Francisco. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Cottage Hospital.
Fay married Arthur Tisdel, Jr. in November 1939. Fay and Art moved to Carpinteria in 1941 where they raised two sons. She worked as a relief nurse and was a volunteer for various community organizations. She was a member of the Carpinteria Community Church.
Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Art, in 1988 and her brother, Jack. She is survived by Richard (Anita) Tisdel of Bel Air, MA; John (Norma) Tisdel of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughters Karen and Susan and great grandsons Matthew, Scoot and Benjamin.
Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.