Landry was born in Pearsall on Dec. 5, 1941. Her family moved to Bracken shortly thereafter.
She attended grade school in Selma and began her formal 28-year teaching career as a sixth grader teaching the younger students in Selma's two-room schoolhouse.
Landry attended Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
Following graduation, she became a German and math teacher in Austin, Houston, Waco and Bryan before her retirement in 2001 as a teacher at Travis High School in Austin.
Upon retirement, she spent her time at the family's farm in Franklin and their home in Port Aransas. Landry was always the caretaker and seldom the patient and spent most of the last five years caring for her stepmother-in-law Marge Landry, who is undergoing an extended battle with cancer.
Her father, Raymond Fred Heitkamp of Bracken, preceded Landry in death.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Matt Landry Jr. of Franklin and Port Aransas; mother, Lola Heitkamp of Corpus Christi; mother-in-law Sara Douthitt of Bryan; stepmother-in-law, Marjorie Landry of San Antonio; two sons, Thomas Matthew (Jill) Landry and Terry Raymond (Shonne) Landry; two grandsons, Zachary and Drew Landry of Dallas; two brothers, Harlan Heitkamp and Robert Heitkamp of Corpus Christi; one sister, Darleen Ferry of Chandler, Ariz.; and a number of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the family's farm near Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Faye Landry Memorial Scholarship Fund at Franklin High School, Franklin, TX 77856, to honor Faye's career as a Texas schoolteacher or to the Vista Care Foundation, a charitable foundation to support hospice care for those in need.