August 6, 2013
Faye Marie Oelrich, of Issaquah, passed away at home on July 8, 2013.
Faye was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in Rugby, N.D., to Frederic and Dorothy Swearson. She grew up in Bantry, N.D., and attended school in nearby Upham, N.D. She later completed the business program at Wahpeton State School of Science. Faye used her business skills while working as a legal secretary for Thomas, Wittington Law Office and as an office manager for Harold Tate, CPA.
Faye married Edgar Emil Rau on Dec. 26, 1962. After his death, she moved to Washington state in 1970 and lived in Redmond, Bellevue and Maple Valley before moving to Issaquah, where she has made her home for the last 18 years.