Obituary, Scott Valley

Albert Ernest Facey

August 10, 1932  –  January 24, 2024

Source: Girdner Funeral Chapel

Albert Ernest Facey Obituary

Lifelong Siskiyou County resident Albert Ernest Facey passed away on January 24, 2024 at his home in Etna. He was 91 years old.

Albert was born on August 10, 1932 in Etna to Festus Frederick and May Rosetta (Fleck) Facey. On February 21, 1951 Albert married Valeda Marie Johnson in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were married for over 72 years.

Albert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He played baseball on the Army team during his time in the service. After his discharge, Albert worked in the lumber business, was a timber faller, worked on a ranch and in landscaping well into his eighties. He was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed horses, baseball, softball, basketball, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Albert was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Etna, was a scout master and held many positions in his church. He was a member of The Church of Latter-day Saints.

Albert is survived by his wife, Valeda; three daughters, Aileen Louise Hildebrand, Kathleen Marie Hawkins and Marjean Valeda Facey; and two brothers, Wilbur and Lyle Facey. He has left a legacy of five children, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Timothy Ernest Facey and Clayton Albert Facey, his parents Festus and May, three brothers, Festus, Ariel and Raymond, and four sisters, Rosie Branson, Ellen Carver, Dorris Lovrin and Alberta Facey.

A viewing will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Girdner Funeral Chapel in Yreka. The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Etna. Interment with military honors will follow at Etna Cemetery.

Feb. 2nd, 2024

Friday, February 2, 2024

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Girdner Funeral Chapel
202 S. Oregon St.
Yreka, CA 96097

Funeral Service
Feb. 3rd, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 2024


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
233 N. Highway 3
Etna, CA 96027

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