Tanya Fey

Tanya Fey

Tanya Lynn Fey, 38, rural Woodstock, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, as the result of a horse accident on the farm.

A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone. Interment will be in the Woodstock Cemetery.

Tanya Lynn Fey was born on Aug. 30, 1983, to Alan and Kelly (Kepler) Jones in Pipestone. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone where she was a member throughout her life. She grew up in Pipestone and had a love for animals. At the age of 10 years old, Tanya started showing horses in 4-H. Tanya graduated from Pipestone High School in 2001 with a 4.0 GPA.

Tanya attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, where she studied to become a medical lab technician. She did her internship at Tyler Health Care Center until 2005 when she went to work at Pipestone County Medical Center.

Tanya married Wyatt Fey on June 9, 2007, at the Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone. They made their home in rural Woodstock and were blessed with three children. In 2013 Tanya started her own home day care and continued it for seven years before beginning to work at Farm Service Agency in Pipestone on March 1, 2020.

Tanya had a passion for horses. She was involved in the Pipestone 4-H, ranch rodeo and in the Pipestone Saddle Club. Tanya was an avid barrel racer and had countless wins and achievements. She also helped with 4-H horse training, taught kids how to rope and ride, and made beautiful tack for horses and for others. She enjoyed life on the farm whether it was doing chores, branding or cleaning the stalls. Tanya taught her children and friends her love of horses and life. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Tanya was a very proud mother and loved her family.

Tanya is survived by her husband, Wyatt; her children, Josey, Hatty and Wiley; her parents, Alan and Kelly Jones of Pipestone; brother Matt Jones of Flandreau, South Dakota; grandparents Marlis Jones and Judy and Les Hakeneis; parents-in-law Sue and Bernie Uilk; sister-in-law Laisha (Matt) Winter; brothers-in-law Brett Westley, Troy (Jessica) Westley, Brian (Jessica) Uilk, Kevin (Kim) Uilk, Dan (Casey) Uilk, Tony (Chrystine) Uilk, and all of their families; nine nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles from the Jones and Fey families; her day care family; and many cousins, other family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Don Jones, Robert Kepler, and Max and Lloyd Bunker; and her father-in-law, Don Fey.

Arrangements were provided by the Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel, hartquistfuneral.com.

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