Harriet Fay Austin

August 24, 1942 - July 26, 2023

08/24/1942 - 07/26/2023

Past Services

Friday August 04, 2023
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Harriet Fay Austin, known as Fay, on July 26, 2023 in Newport News, VA at the age of 80.

Fay was born on August 24, 1942 to late parents Ralph Thornes and Agnes Annis Jones in Clam, VA. She was a resident of Poquoson, VA and made this her home.

Fay worked in advertising for many years. Since she had no children, her niece Katie became her world. Fay loved the beach, seafood, traveling, and shopping. Fay was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

Fay is preceded in death by her husband Harold Austin; sister Linda Wessels; stepfather Newman Jones.

Fay is survived by brother Gregory Jones (Patti); niece Katie Jones; nephew Doug Wessels; great niece Katalina Rose.

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 4, 2023 at 12pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608.

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6 months ago

My wonderful friend Fay who will be so missed by all those who knew her. She was an amazing human being – so fun, honest, and genuinely kind. She was a faithful friend, wife, sister, daughter, godmother, and auntie. I will think of her and her beautiful smile always. Rest in peace with your Bubba.

Anne Williams
6 months ago

So sorry to hear of Fay’s passing. She and I worked together for about 8 years, and I also worked for “Bubba.” They both were very dear to me, although I had lost track of them through the years. Fay was a joy to be around and she was so smart. I did not know she was in Poquoson and wish we could have gotten together. My deepest sympathies to her loved ones. I know she will be missed.

Anne Williams
Williamsburg, VA

Sarah Wright
6 months ago

So sorry to the family for your loss.

Phyllis K Cole
6 months ago

Fay was a beloved member of my family for decades. we spoke of her often, despite not being able to see her for the last few years. I’m happy that she is at peace and with her loving Bubba once again. Sincere condolences to Greg, Katie and her whole family. Flights of angels for beautiful Fay Baby.