|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1981|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1999|
Amy Sue Fairchild was just 17 when she died in an auto accident on June 28 near Redcliff.
Born on Nov. 25, 1981 in Denver to Peggy Rowe and Terry Fairchild weighing only 1 lb. 13 oz, she started her life as a fighter.
Even though she was so tiny, it never stopped her from joining all activities. She would have been a junior at Lake County High School this fall. She loved playing T-ball and taking part in Girl Scouts and dance class. As she grew, she enjoyed playing softball in the summer and basketball in the winter. Amy loved cruising in her mother's car with her cousins, who will miss her everyday.
She was a member of the Catholic Community and was an altar girl.
She was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Helen Rowe and Pat Hardy and her aunt, Bonnie Fairchild.
She is survived by her parents, Peggy Rowe, Leadville, and Terry Fairchild, Grand Junction; grandfather John Rowe, Canon City; grandparents Benny and Janis Fairchild, Grand Junction; greatgrandmother Mahamalea Fairchild, Salida; seven aunts, Theresa (Jeff) Rutkey, Leadville; Anna (David) Fear, Canon City; Shona (Wes) Thomas, Grand Junction; Maggie (Dan) Foster, W. Va.; Pam (Randy) Nygren, Gypsum; Susan (Jerry) Kissel, Ariz. and Sherry Hardy, Phoenix; and four uncles, George Rowe, Eagle Vail; Bob Rowe, Kansas; John (Brenda) Rowe, Mo.; and Billie Hardy, Phoenix.
She is also survived by many cousins, great aunts and great uncles.
Amy had a very special relationship with her great aunt Dot Marble, Salida. Amy loved her like a grandmother.
The Rosary was recited July 1 and Mass of Christian Burial July 2, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Patti Smith sang accompanied by Jean Elliott.
Pallbearers were George and Robert Rowe, Jeff Rutkey, David Fear, John Rowe, Jr. and John Lacey. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry and Stephen Rutkey, John Fear and David Fear, Jr., Jason Cerise and Jared O'Leary.
Interment was in St. Joseph cemetery.
The family received friends at a reception at La Cantina Restaurant.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Amy Sue Fairchild Memorial Fund c/o First Mountain Bank, 403 Harrison Ave. Leadville, CO 80461
Margaret Susan Rowe (1954 - 2012)
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Created by: Chery
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70721736
Amy may you rest in peace. We knew you when we lived in Leadville.Don & Judy Laycock|
Added: Jul. 30, 2014
Amy - Your mother Peggy has now come home to join you and our Father. May you both enjoy all of God's Glory and be Happy!|
Gigi M. Jackson (Jerry)
Added: Sep. 2, 2013