Fay Lillian Nordling
Fay Lillian Nordling passed away on Thursday, April 1, 1948, at 1:47 a.m. in the Dhahran Hospital.
Funeral Services were held in the Dhahran Auditorium at 10 a.m. April 2nd; many friends of the late Fay Nordling and her husband Mr. Alex Nordling attended the services, which were conducted by Chaplain Howard E. Munson of the Dhahran Air Base.
The Pallbearers were: Mr. Gilbert Emerton, Mr. Charles Stoitz, Mr. John Nolan, Mr. J. D. Tucker, Mr. Al Rowen, Mr. Harold Turner.
Mrs. Richard Kerr's Choral Group rendered "Now the Day is Ended", and "The Lord's Prayer"; Mrs. Charles Homewood at the piano.
Mrs. Carl Johnson, with a group of women, arranged the floral decorations. Mr. Wilson Ford directed the funeral assisted by Mr. William Bordeleau. Cremation takes place in the Bahrein Crematory, and the urn will be returned to the United States.
Fay Lillian Nordling was born on November 8, 1896, at Hanover, Missouri.
Surviving are her husband, Alex W. Nordling; her mother; Mrs. Lillie Williams and brothers; Walter, who resides in Carson City, Nevada, with his mother; Cline and Harry Williams who reside in Kansas City, Missouri.
Since 1917, Fay Nordling was connected with the Campfire Girls and in those early days was located in Spokane, Washington, working with Peggy Hazard and Nora Garwin among others. Later she became Executive Director of the Campfire Girls at Piedmont, California, where among her associates was Mrs. Dorothy Morris, who like Fay, gave unstintingly of her time to the Girl Scout Movement.
Fay Nordling returned to Saudi Arabia for a second time in 1947. During her first stay in Saudi Arabia, it was her capable assistance to Mrs. Lester M. Snyder that helped the Girl Scout group to come into being for the growing American girls here.
To Everyone, I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their helpfulness before and after the death of my wife- to the Company, to the Medical Department and Hospital Staff and everyone connected with it.
Fay, before the end, so expressed herself that everyone was fine and did everything in their power; no stone was left unturned by anyone.
I am indeed grateful to the many blood donors and volunteers and to express my wife's wishes, had she recovered she was to thank each and everyone personally. And my sincere thanks to the Woman's Choral Group, of which Fay was a member. Everything everyone did has been a great lift to me. Sincerely, A.W. Nordling.