She was born on Dec. 2, 1945, in Fort Collins, Colo., to August Wood and Reba Grayson.
Faulk moved to Long Creek in 1946 with her family. She attended grade school in Long Creek. When her parents divorced, she moved to Beaver Creek with her mother. Faulk attended and graduated from Catholic School in Portland.
After graduation, she returned to Long Creek, where she met Jim Hunt. They were married on June 1, 1965. Shortly after marrying she moved to Showlow, Ariz.
Faulk returned to Oregon and lived in Pendleton, Pilot Rock and Monument. Her husband’s job as a log truck driver kept them on the move, going where the work was.
In 1983, she divorced Hunt and returned to Portland. While there she met Jim Faulk and they were married on Oct. 22, 1984, in Reno, Nev.
She lived in Burns for 20 years, working as a homemaker and security guard for Louisiana Pacific. She was a member of the Elks and the Eagles and was a volunteer for the Humane Society and the Harney County Fair. Faulk enjoyed riding horses, sewing and canning.
Faulk is survived by her husband, James Faulk of Portland; mother, Reba Grayson of Long Creek; and children, Tammy Knabe of Burns, Twila Harrington of Portland, James Hunt of Pilot Rock, Clayton Faulk of Burns, and Tanya Hunt of Aztec, N.M. She is also survived by brothers, Harold Wood of Beaver Creek, Berry Jeter of Vancouver, Wash., and Dennis Jeter of Beaver Creek; sister, Janice Hunt of Long Creek; grandchildren, ReEtta, Kimberly, Justin, Jordan, Taira, Catline and Fayth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, August Wood, and brother, Jerry Wayne Wood.