Obituary: Phyllis Jean (Evans) Fairchild

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April 16, 1931 ~ Jan. 15, 2021

Phyllis Fairchild

Phyllis Jean (Evans) Fairchild’s journey began on April 16, 1931 in Lyons, Kansas.

Phyllis grew up with two older sisters, Lois and Betty that proceed her in death and her younger sister Rose that still lives in Kansas.

She met the love of her life, Bob Fairchild, in Lyons, Kansas, on a blind date and two years later married him on Sept. 17, 1947. Their love was that of a fairytale and they were married for an amazing 70 years before Bob passed away in 2018. They had three sons together: Rob born in 1951, Randy in 1954 who passed away at birth, and Bryan in 1956 who passed away in 2008. In 1959 destiny brought them from Great Bend, Kansas, to Rangely, Colorado, where they would spend their happily ever after, and it was exactly that. During that time their family grew, Rob married Brenda Halcomb and Bryan married Alisa Warren. She had five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She found her true identity working at The Bronco (the college snack bar), she was no longer just a wife and mom, but her own person doing something that she loved. Rangely and the people that live in it have always held a special place in her heart, if there was a heaven on Earth to her it was Rangely.

Phyllis was called home to be with God and all those that have gone before her on Jan. 15, 2021. She was laid to rest with Bob on Jan. 20, 2021, in the Rangely Cemetery. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure. She is loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. She had a beautiful heart, a cheerful soul, and as she always said in parting: “Make it a GREAT day, it’s a gift from God.”