Rock Rapids, Iowa
Sept. 2, 2019
Fay Federico, 94, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids.
Services will be at a later date.
Fay Arlene Cox was born Oct. 22, 1924, in Lewistown, Montana, to Charles and Bernice (Barney) Cox. She grew up in the Lewistown and Seattle, Washington area and graduated from high school in Seattle.
On July 2, 1948, she married Alfred Federico. They lived in Huntington Beach, California, while her husband continued his naval career. After retirement, the couple moved to Rock Rapids in 1994. Her husband passed away in September 2000.
Survivors include a son, James (Eileen) Federico of Rock Rapids; daughters, Dolores (Blake) Wolfswinkel of Okoboji, Iowa, Maria (Greg) Sweiden of Ontario, California, and Linda Sepulveda of Shawnee, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Colleen Sweet; brothers, Roger Cox and Paul Cox, and three infant brothers.