Anita Christine Thomas 1933-29/6/2020
Born in Salisbury Anita attended South Wiltshire Grammar School for girls and after taking A levels in the 6th form, she accepted a place at Salisbury Teachers Training College (now Salisbury Museum).
Anita was a much loved teacher at Faringdon Infants School.
A lover of music, she taught piano to many children in the area, and was active in the church singing in All Saints choir and playing organ at both All Saints in Faringdon and St Mary’s in Little Coxwell.
Anita was also an active fundraiser for Save the Children and the Smile Foundation.
A loving mother and grandmother,
Anita was often described as the “life and soul of the party” with a playful sense of humour.
She will be remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched for her positive outlook and generosity, always giving her time and asking nothing in return.
She died in peace at Oxford John Radcliffe hospital after being admitted on Sunday 28th June with a failing heart.
A private funeral will take place on 16th July 2020 with a Church Memorial when restrictions lift. Donations may be made to the Smile Foundation.
Stanley Gutteridge died 3/1/2020 Age 91 years
my father Stanley Gutteridge passed away on the 3rd January this year age 91. He lived in faringdon in the 1950s. He worked in the cinema as a projectionist and married Noleen Bates eldest daughter of Sid and Nora Bates who ran the international stores. Mum died on the 4th November 2015
Geoffrey Williams died 28/1/2020
Geoffrey Williams died on 28 January 2020 at the Grange. He was known and liked in Faringdon for his witty All Saints’ and Probus minutes, his articles in the Folly, the parish magazine, and online here. He was a schoolmaster, maker of model ships, member of FAS, choral singer, charity worker, cricketer and Royal Marine reservist.
Mary Greetham, nee Farmer 25/5/1923- 17/12/2018
Lifelong resident of Faringdon. Wife of Peter, sister to Ruth and Evelyn
Joe Beechey 1923-2018
Aged 95 Joe passed away peacefully at home 21st October 2018. A father, grandfather, great grandfather and a great great grandfather, he will be missed by all of his family.
Lou Boffin. 1927- 27/5/2018
Life long Faringdon resident and butcher. Age 91
Doreen Sharps July 3rd 1943- 8th March 2018
Doreen was a kind and loving lady was a devoted wife to the late Michael Sharps , loving mother to Steve, David, Mark, Peter and Bev and a loving grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grand mother and is truly missed .
Michael Sharps 28th May 1940 - 12th April 2017
Michael was a loving devoted husband to Doreen , father to Steve, David, Mark, Peter and Bev, and loving grand father, great grand father, and great great grand father and is truly missed
Jim Gallant October 1916 - 20th October 2017
- 'a true gentleman' - passed away at his home in Ferendune Court on 20 October. He had reached the age of 101 two weeks earlier, and died peacefully with his family, friends and carers around him.
He was given a fitting send off on 14 November, which was attended by all his family; friends old and new; and staff and volunteers from the Bromsgrove Day Centre, where he had spent many happy hours.
Jim's daughters Maureen (Grimwood) and Lynn (Pettit) would like to thank Jim's friends in Faringdon for their support and kindness at this sad time; and also for their generous donations to the Alzheimer's Society.
Rebecca Taylor (nee Hickmore) 7th May 2016 age 37
Lived in Faringdon with her parents and went to Faringdon Community College, Exeter University, and latterly lived in Hampton, Richmond Surrey, with her husband and 2 children. She ran her own company.
Becky was sadly killed in a car accident together with her young daughter Milly (Matilda) Taylor Age 3
I hope that my 2 beautiful girls are at peace.
Muriel Vi Horton. 1914-2016
Vi passed away on Sunday 26th June peacefully at St Luke's wing of the St Katharines care home in Wantage.
An 102 year old lady with a kind and giving heart, she will be missed by her son Jim, grand daughter Kate and Chrissie, whom she loved and was loved in return dearly.
Michael Macey died 5th May 2016 age 65
It is with sad regret that my brother, Michael Macey sadly suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on the 5th May 2016 aged 65 years old. Michael used to live at Marlborough Gardens and went to Faringdon Primary school and then on to King Alfreds boys school in Wantage.
Fred Hunt died May 2016 age 83
Known by many through his work at Eagle Coaches and then Faringdon Motorparts, and via his affiliation with the Royal British Legion and many other groups and organisations in Faringdon over his 83 years.
He is survived by his wife Freda, son Ivor and granddaughters Philippa and Elizabeth.
Vera Joan Merritt died 31/7/2015 age 92
Died peacefully with her family around her on 31st July 2015
She was 92 years old.
Stuart Tanner died 27/7/2015, aged 94
From Stanford in the Vale, died peacefully. Will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Juliet Dyer died 30th January 2015, aged 81
Artist, Sculptor and teacher, wife of Robert, mother and grandmother
John Gilman died Friday 21st November 2014
Retired Colonel, Sealed knot, local historian, Town Mayor
Meriel Gilman died Thursday 20 November 2014
Muriel Dawkins died 15/10/2014
Muriel, formerly of Maple Road, Faringdon, passed away at Rushden Park Nursing Home on Wednesday 15 October. Loving mother and grandmother.
W.Keith Harding died July 2014, Northleach
Mervyn Penney died 14/1/2014, aged 90
Ron Woodward 7/1/1945 to 26/7/2013 passed away at his home in Stafford
Ron lived with his parents in Park Road, Faringdon and attended King Alfred's Grammar School, Wantage
He left Faringdon in 1961 to take up an Engineering Apprenticeship in Stafford
He leaves a wife and two grown up children
Robert Frederick Dyer 21/6/1932- 16/9/2013
Local activist, Town Mayor, husband of Juliet, father, grandfather
Margery Florence Mercer 01/01/18 - 31/05/13
A much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be very sadly missed by all, died peacefully at home.
She was a popular lady and well known in Faringdon often seen pushing a pram around the town when doing her shopping.
Brian Burgess 3/7/1939- 25/1/2011
Husband of Betty, Father of Shelly, brother of Eileen and Christine.
Tribute to Brian
Nora Richens 14/11/1920 - 06/12/2010
A lovely Mum, Nan and Great Grandmother. Missed every day and loved forever.
Ken (Kenneth George) Stickley 19/5/1932- 11/10/2010
at Horton hospital, Banbury
A larger-than-life character, and part of the fabric of Faringdon for many many years.
Read Ken's obituary
Peter Richens 09/02/1950 – 08/10/2010
Pete died in hospital in Salisbury, he had lived nr Devizes in recent years and is greatly missed by all his family and friends, old and new.
Rodney French 26/1/1943 – 3/10/2010
Rod passed away peacefully at home after a long illness.
The loving husband of Sue and father to Pete, Graham and Andrew who will be greatly missed by us all.
A true gentleman if there ever was one.
Fred Morton age 89 – 3/10/2010
Formerly of Morton's Faringdon
Much loved husband of the late Nora, loving father of Barbara and Patricia, devoted granddad and great granddad.
Don Moorhouse 24/10/1942 – 27/9/2010
Husband of Christine, father to Andy, Chris and Tim and a dear grandfather.
He was a Faringdon Town Councillor for 14 years.
He is sadly missed.
Rosa Proll 8/3/1925 – 9/9/2010
Proud Austrian, loyal housekeeper to Robert Heber-Percy, Faringdon House for over 30 years
Tragically killed in a motor accident.
Read obituary Folly October 2010 (pdf)
Joan Haste 8/3/1934 – 29/6/2010
We have lost a very special lady when Joan Haste passed away on the 29th of June.
She was a mother grandmother sister and a very special sister in law to me.
Joan lived in Faringdon all of her life and will be sorely missed.
James(Hamish) Currie Age 67, died 14/4/2010
Colin Blackwell Age 54, died April 2010
Husband of Judy, father of Mark and Gary.
Marjorie Custance 9/8/1930 – 4/4/2010
Wife of Richard.
Sheila Mary Hunt died 4/3/2010
Joan Buchanan 9/11/1920 – 24/3/2010
Wife of Tommy and mother of Mary and Sandra, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.
Sylvia Annie Yates died 10/2/2010
Brian Belcher died early 2010
Hazel Edgington Age 94, died 23/02/2010
Wife of Arthur, mother of Geoff, Susan, Andrew
Bill Muir 5/4/1943 – 23/2/2010
Bill will be greatly missed by all of us. His Enthusiasm for life, combined with a Passion for his work, made Bill a unique character to know.
He was the Ultimate Livestock Dealer, a Master of his trade. Bill Muir was more than just a man, he was an Institution!
Richard Speed, PhD 1/11/1935 – 20/10/2009
Husband of Pam, father of James and John
Design and Technology teacher, Advisor, Jazz lover.
Derek Fish 1920s – August 2009
Father of Michael and Tim
Founder of Faringdon Garage.
Rex Norman Age 73 – 11/6/2009
Head master of Faringdon School for 15 years(1978-1995)
Husband of Jennifer, father of 4.
Kathleen Elizabeth Avenell died 20/5/2009
Dorothy Hughes 1920s – 17/5/2009
Wife of David.
May Church died Feb/Mar 2009
Joan Sillence 3/6/1921 – 19/1/2009
In her childhood she lived in Kidlington, Faringdon and Hook Norton but spent all of her adult life in Faringdon.
Wife of Donald, mother of Roger and Terry.
Stephen Shaw 1944- Feb 2009
Peggy Heasman Died Dec/Jan 2009
Michael O'Sullivan Dec/Jan 2009
Vera Leaver Dec/Jan 2009
Clive Davis 22/12/2008
Alan Charles George Bungay 12/1/1934 – 10/12/2008
Sadly missed by his loving daughters Teresa, Debra, Marcia and all his beautiful grandchildren.
Betty Jones 1908 – Dec 2008
100 years old
Terry Carroll 1926 – 12/9/2008
Ernest 'Tug' Wilson died Sept/Oct 2008
Ron Pill 12/2/1925 – 6/102008
Wife Eileen and children Ray, Micky and Val.
Pam Boffin died 12/8/2008
Wife of Lou Boffin.
Olwyn Lundregan Age 75, died 7/7/2008
Died in Tarragona Spain
Much loved and Missed by her husband Bob and all her family and remembering Jean Lundregan who passed away May 2008 aged 47.
We all spent Many Happy years in Faringdon.
June Patricia Wearing 1/10/1993- 16/4/2008
Barbara Violet Cornish 1913 - 2008
Sarah Loake Died April 2008
Derek Leggett died Jan 2008
Rev Jack Whittaker 1927- 21/10/2007
Vicar of All Saints Faringdon, and previously of Blackpool, St Helen's, Hensingham,Skelmersdale New Town.
Shirley Edmunds 3/4/1936 - 2007
Sadly missed by all who knew her.
Vera Manners died 2007
William Hutt 1959- 2007
Frank Roberts 1921 – October 2007
Husband of Florence Mary Shepherd
Founder member of Faringdon Association of Residents. A campaigner for Faringdon's swimming pool, and many other local initiatives.
Bertha Chapman 31/10/1905 – 8/8/2007
Dear Mother of Cyril & Harold & Albert who sadly passed away in 1999.
Loving Mother in Law to Binnie Eileen & Mary ,
Loving grandmother & Great Grandmother.
Very sadly missed by us all.
John Turner 14/2/1919-17/7/2007
Lived in the house from the day it was built, (60+years) wife Chris, and father to 4.
John R Coombes Aged 79, died 17/7/2007
Ann Foley nee Stallard 28/10/1938 – 25/5/2007
Daughter of Ivy and Rocky Stallard.
Very much loved sister of Tony Chris Gloria Roger Mickey and Martin.
A. George Field Age 71, died 2/5/2007
Wife Christina, son Anthony and grandson.
EH (Pat) Thomas Age 85, died 21/5/2007
Elsie Matilda Taylor (nee Fletcher) 12/8/1911 – 17/11/2006
Born in Faringdon, wife of Albert, who died 7th May 1963.
Youngest of six children.
Father was a baker in London Street.
Daughters, Anna, Elizabeth and Sonia.
Frederick Alfred Butler 7/10/1912 – 23/11/2006
Born Watchfield, lived in Faringdon and Little Coxwell
Police Sergeant for Faringdon until 1967
Children Malcolm, Wendy.
Margaret Rogers nee Maulding 7/5/1929 – 8/11/2006
Married to her loving husband Ray, Auntie Margaret was born at Barcote Cottages and lived there all her life.
They are both lovingly remembered and sadly missed.
Grace Flippance (nee Godwin) 5/8/1912 – 10/6/2006
Born Watford, grew up Lightwater, Surrey.
Wife of Stanley Flippance.
Teacher Girls' School, Secondary Modern School, Infants and Junior School till 1971.
Member Congregational Church then Stanford URC.
Robin Haste 17/5/1927 – 6/5/2006
Robin lived in Faringdon from the early fifties.
He was a long distant lorry driver a bus driver and worked with his wife Joan at Ferendune for many years.
Phyllis Fanny Webb (nee Langham) 18/1/1913 – 15/5/2006
Born in Faringdon, wife of Reginald Webb, lived in Burford, Great Coxwell and Faringdon
Prominent member of the Methodist and later the United Church
Children Judith, Martin, Rebecca, Gene
Read obituary (pdf)
Harry E Gills Age 68, died 4/3/2006
Gladys Lucy Langham (nee Carter) 1/9/1915 – 6/12/2005
Born in Faringdon, wife of Rev Harold Winston Langham
Active member of the Labour party and Methodist Church
Son Nicholas, grandsons Simon and Joe
Read obituary (pdf)
Read press article Methodist Recorder 1965 (pdf)
Laura Mary Boyle (nee Grainger). 29/4/1916 – 20/9/2005
Originally lived in Southampton Street (house was demolished to make way for the building of The Lees) and then Pye Street.
Worked as a cleaner at the Police Station for many years, both in Coach Lane and Marlborough Street.
Affectionately known as 'Kate' by members of the force.
Always gadding about meeting friends or going on day trips in her retirement years.
Now at rest in Canada Lane Cemetery.
Fred Lovegrove 2/1/1935 – 1/1/2005
Oldest boy of 15 Children.
Married to Jean for 47 years.
Was the head Gardener at Church House, Little Coxwell for many years.
Father To Kevin, Janet and Andrew.
Much Loved and Sadly Missed.
Gillian Ann Horton. (nee Lovegrove) 28/2/1956 – 10/8/2004
Wife of Jim Horton, mother of Kate.
Donald George Sillence 17/6/1921 – 2/9/2001
Husband of Joan, father of Roger and Terry.
Edith Sherwood 24/5/1917 – 24/7/2000
Good night, God bless, We love you.
Ray Rogers 21/8/1920 – 17/7/2000
Brother to George, lived in Bromsgrove Faringdon until his marriage to his loving wife Margaret, when he moved
just a short distance to Barcote Cottages.
Uncle Ray was very proud to be a Dunkirk veteran.
Reginald Edward Webb 22/11/1905 – 2/11/1999
Born Foxley, Nr Malmesbury, lived in Burford, Great Coxwell and Faringdon
Car Hire Proprietor.
Joan Butler (nee Grist) 12/2/1917 – 1/11/1998
Born Wokingham, Berks.
Married to Police Sergeant Fred Butler.
Was librarian in Faringdon for many years.
Children Malcolm and Wendy.
Montague Kinch Webb 31/8/1904 – 25/7/1997
Born Foxley, Nr Malmesbury
Farmer at Great Coxwell
Father of John and Jane, granfather of Jeremy and Peter.
Harold Winston Langham 20/05/1911 – 26/12/1997
Born in Faringdon
Methodist minister, Cardiff, Helmsley (Yorks) Leicester, Ormskirk (Lancs) and Banbury
Son Nicholas, grandsons Simon and Joe.
David John Davies.M.B.E. 21/5/1916 – 7/12/1995
Born Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire.
Headmaster Faringdon Secondary Modern School, later known as Tollington and then Faringdon School 1958 - 1978.
Children, Sara and Alisoun.
Ivor Dowell 4/7/1926 – 17/9/1994
Much loved and missed by wife Ruth and children Vanessa and Trevor.
Bet Rogers 23/2/1919 – 8/1/1992
Bet was raised in Kingston Winslow, Ashbury but lived in Faringdon after her marriage to her loving husband George.
Mother to Margaret.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed.
Susan Temple 7/4/1906 - 1991
Married to Charles, daughter Jean
Member of WI for many years.
Robert Mayall 27/6/1955 – 5/4/1989
Norman Harding Fletcher 13/5/1900 – 26/9/1986
Born in Faringdon. Baker in London Street. Soldier, Sportsman, Footballer, Horticulturalist and Amateur Rose Hybridiser.
Town Councillor, regular churchgoer and deacon of the Congregational Church. Lay Preacher.
Loved Faringdon and the surrounding countryside.
Father of Joan(now deceased) and Bridget.
Bertha Elizabeth Ebsworth 16/8/1897 – 26/3/1983
Always thinking of you mammy from granddaughter Patsy
William Henry Ebsworth Died 6/4/1980
Sadly missed by his granddaughter Patricia Holdway [nee Ebsworth].
Richard Thomas Stevens (Dick) 28/12/1913 – 17/6/1980
Head Teacher of Faringdon Junior School 1959 -1976.
George Rogers 23/12/1914 – 24/8/1979
Loving husband to Bet and father to Margaret.
George lived in Faringdon all his life.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed.
Charles Temple 31/3/1905 - 1977
Married to Susan, daughter Jean
Lorry driver for the Faringdon Express dairy
Southampton St resident for 60 years.
Charles Stallard 5/4/1886 – June 1963
Wonderful old character of Faringdon. Scrap metal and Ragabone merchant.
Very much loved by all his grandchildren.
Hephzibah Cox 1827 - 1898
Hephzibah was the Great grandmother of my late husband John Cox. She was the wife of the Bailiff of Sand's Farm, Shellingford.
She was a Strict Baptist. Born at Bradford on Avon, Wilts, died Longcot, Oxfordshire.
Abraham Cox 1832 – June 1887
My late husband John Cox's great- grandfather. He was the Farm Bailiff at Sands Farm, at Shellingford.
He was a Strict Baptist. Born at Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, died Faringdon.
More past Faringdonians
All Saints Churchyard memorial inscriptions (Excel file)
Free Church Cemetery, Canada Lane memorial inscriptions ( Excel File)
Faringdon and area list of deaths from 2002 (Excel File)
World War 1 memorials
World War 2 memorials