Sandra Carole Fairchild passed away peacefully on June 16th at her Thayne home. Her family was with her at the time of passing. Sandy was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on May 15, 1939. Her parents, both deceased, were Katherine and Francis Barton. Her only sibling, Dean, is also deceased.
After grades 1-12 Sandy attended and graduated from Lasell University in suburban Boston. Prior to marrying, Sandy was employed by Summit Trust of New Jersey. On June 25th 1960 Sandy and Jim Fairchild, a recent graduate from West Point, were married in Washington, D.C. This June 25th would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.
Sandy supported Jim and her family in many military moves (13) during his twenty year Army career. She made warm, wonderful homes for her family in seven states and Schwaebisch Gmuend. Germany. Her two sons are: Jim Jr of Salt Lake and Douglas of Murrieta, California. Jim Jr was born in Van Nuys, California and Doug at the University of Michigan. Her favorite activities were: arts and crafts, golf, skiing and gardening in addition to rescuing and caring for horses, dogs and cats. Sandy and Jim moved to Thayne from Southern California in 2006.
She is survived by her husband Jim, two sons, two daughters in law and four grandchildren. Her first son, James Barton, died shortly after birth. Jim Jr’s family resides in Salt Lake and Doug’s family in Murrieta, California.
There will not be a service here in Star Valley. The funeral will be held at the family grave site in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on July 25th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Animal Humane Association of Star Valley.
We miss her warmth and love very much.
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