Sidney W. Faver, 85

Sidney W. Faver, 85, slipped from this world silently and peacefully during the night on December 19, 2018. He was a kind, gentle, and extremely patient man and he always had time for his wife and children.

Sidney was born in the family ranch house near Capulin, New Mexico on February 11, 1933 to Ross and Hester (White) Faver. He graduated in 1952 from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, CO. That summer, he met the love of his life, Wilma Faye Buck, at 4-H Camp Tobin, Colorado State Fair. She only talked to him (or flirted with him depending on who was telling the story), because she thought he was a sponsor.

Sidney served in the U. S. Army in Korea from June of 1953 to May of 1955. When he returned home, he and Wilma were married the next month. They began their married life working on the family ranches in Colorado and New Mexico. 

Within a few years, their family became three with the birth of their daughter, Cindy. They moved back to Alamosa, Wilma’s home town and there a son, Clifton, and a second daughter, Rhonda were added to the family.

Sidney was the Director of Transportation and bus mechanic for the Alamosa School District. He, especially, enjoyed driving the activity bus and made lifelong friends with many of the students. In the mid 1960’s, Sid and Wilma purchased the Chevron service on Main Street in Alamosa. They later sold the station and Sidney became an appliance repairman for the remainder of his working years. He retired in 1995.

Always a rancher at heart, Sid loved animals. Over the years he had everything from horses and milk cows to rabbits, cats and dogs. A family favorite was a donkey named, Pepino, who drank pop from a bottle. Sid was a hunting guide and outfitter for a number of years. Sid and Wilma traveled extensively, were active in 4-H, church, and square dancing.

Sidney is survived by his wife, Wilma, children, Cindy (Carl) Hill of Del Norte, Dr. Cliff (Suzanne Marchetti) Faver of Arizona, and Rhonda (Vince) McKinney of Kansas. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Thad (Stephanie) Hill, Ross (Ashley) Faver, Nikole (Anthony) Kucera, Chelsea Marchetti, and Sydney McKinney. His great grandchildren are Lorelei, Brooke, Julie Jayde, George, and Kody. He is survived by his sister, Patsy Enax, and sister-in-law, Shirley Faver. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one brother-in-law.    

A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church in Alamosa on January 12, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in care of Rogers Family Mortuary.  To leave online condolences, tributes or remarks for Sid’s family, please visit