Harper, Faye Handwerk

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Faye D. Harper of Blacksburg, VA died suddenly on July 7, 2022 at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Wilson G. Harper, her father Wayne C. Handwerk and mother, Dorothy A. Handwerk.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother The Rev. Larry Handwerk (Vicki), her children: Heidi Harper Christopher, Thomas Harper (Marisa), Rebecca Harper Randolph (Chad) and Catherine Harper Deml (Jorey) and her grandchildren: Matthew Christopher, Haley Harper, Jack Harper, Jake Randolph, Ella Randolph and Mason Deml.

Faye graduated from Virginia Intermont as a Registered Nurse and met the love of her life, Wilson, at WVU while pursuing her bachelor’s degree, which she proudly completed later in life at Radford University.

Always the caregiver, she worked in cardiac nursing at Montgomery Regional Hospital and at the Cardiac Therapy and Intervention Center at Virginia Tech. She enjoyed the change of pace that being a school nurse brought at the end of her career.

Faye cherished spending time with her family especially in Hilton Head, SC, where she and Wilson watched their children and grandchildren grow up. She enjoyed her lifelong friendships in Blacksburg and made many fond memories with her lunch group, bridge group as well as her long-standing dinner group.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 1-4pm at the Blacksburg Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or the Montgomery County Christmas Store.

Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.