Faith Downs


Faith Downs, age 91, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  There will be a private family memorial service.

She was born May 27, 1930, and was raised in Irving, Texas by her loving adopted parents.  She later connected with her birth mother, Lois Wilson and developed a loving relationship with her and her birth family.

Preceded in death by husband of 57 years, Raye Downs, son Raye Downs Jr and daughter Becky Downs.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter Karen Rogers and husband Scott, daughter-in-law Cheryl Downs. Grandchildren Wendy Newcomer and husband Brian, Jason Downs and wife Jenny, Lacey Rodriguez and husband Anthony, Amanda Konzelman and husband Aaron, Shane Ragland, Andrew Downs and Rachel, Daniel Downs, Derek Rogers and wife Ashley, Sarah Thorson and husband Martin and Morgan Rogers. 13 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.

Faith had compassion for people and loved being a caretaker for those around her. She had sparkly blue eyes, an infectious smile and an amazing sense of humor that put people at ease. She was adventurous, resilient, and lived life to the fullest. We were all so very fortunate to have had her for 91 years and she will be deeply missed.

The family would like to send a huge thank you to the compassionate and loving group of nurses and staff at Senior Care of Hewitt who were like family to her. Also, we would like to thank Interim Hospice Care.

“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but its the middle that counts the most.”

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Condolence Messages

  1. Faith was such a sweet lady who sat with my mother for bingo to help her. Loved her and enjoyed knowing her. Dhe will be missed but know she is in heaven now. So blessed to call her friend.

  2. I will truly miss this sweet lady she was such a sweetheart. She always had a smile on her face when I went to visit my mom, she look out for my mom and several others that lived there. She would tell what a wonderful person Karen and all her family was. She loved each and everyone of you.
    I will truly miss her and I’m so sorry for her family’s loss of such a sweet lady.

  3. linda Eaton Ombudsman

    I have had many enjoyable conversations with Mrs. Downs. She always had a smile for me. She cared so much for others. I will miss her so but know I will see her again some day.

  4. Carmen E. Prescott, LVN/ADON

    This sweet, caring, loving woman will be greatly missed by many. I personally will miss her greatly. I never saw Miss Faith without a smile on her face, or offering a helping hand. To her family, she was everything, she loved to tell0 me about her family and the great books she loved to read. I know that she is heaven in a vessel that is not suffering and she is fully restored. I will miss you my sweet friend, R.I.P. until we meet again. Love and hugs to your beautiful family.

  5. Patricia Jean Newcomer

    Faith, was one of the sweetest lady, she always had a smile on her face.
    She really liked Debbie Macomber books, and so do I. She loved people and talking to them about her family. Thoughts & prayers to all Faith’s family & friends, you will be missed by all.
    love you, Faith,

  6. Kathy Downs Moser

    My heart is broken by the loss of my first mother-in law, Faith. I had know her for 57 years and we were great friends. She loved to talk politics and tell me news of the family. Faith loved the people at her Senior Care home and they loved her back! She participated in all the activities and even helped deliver mail and coffee to the the residents. A big thanks to the kind staff that loved Faith too.
    Kathy Downs Moser

  7. I will miss this strong, smart, sweet and caring soul. A servants heart for all to strive..

    Wendy Newcomer (granddaughter)

  8. Faith was a beautiful, loving and caring lady. I always enjoyed our visits when we would be playing with the Wednesday Band at Senior Care. I miss those days!!
    Jo Mauppin

  9. I was very grateful to have gotten to meet Miss Faith and see her for a very short time Usually early in the morning near the end of my shift and she was always very talkative and sweet and always bought coffee to her room mate every morning she would say it kept her moving . How sad I am to read of her passing but so glad to have met her even for a short time she will always be amazing to me . Rest with the angels beautiful faith I will miss you . Sherri

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