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Ross Elmo Fairbourn
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1937
Crescent
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 2007
South Jordan
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Ross Elmo Fairbourn passed away December 16, 2007 after a Long and Valiant fight with Parkinson's Disease.

Ross was born June 13, 1937 the youngest of nine children to Leslie Delroy and Harriett Rosetta Smith Fairbourn. He grew up on the Family Farm in Crescent, Utah, where he learned the value of hard work and developed a great love for farming. Ross continued to farm that ground with his brother Jerry, until his health would no longer permit it. Ross served an honorable mission to the East Central States. He was a wonderful teacher and held many positions in the LDS Church. He loved horses and they gave him much joy and pleasure throughout his life. We know he is able to once again saddle up and ride Old Gyp and enjoy those experiences again. Ross was a true friend to all. He married Judith Ann Rudd, September 21, 1962 in the Logan LDS Temple. They settled in South Jordan where they raised their family and enjoyed the association of the good people of the area until they moved to Erda, Utah in 2006 to spend out their retirement years. It was not to be and his health steadily declined soon after. Ross never complained about the obstacle the Parkinson's put before him, he fought with tenacity and worked so hard to win the battle.

Ross is survived by his wife Judi, Erda. Four daughters; Jill van Hemert, South Weber; Jacque Ann Crook, Springville; Jessica (Raymond) Smith, Riverton; Julee (Dan) Palmer, Erda; and one son Robert of South Jordan. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, sisters Mary Nokes, Ila Mae (Lowell) Dahl, and Vauna (Fred) Moosman and Brother Jerry (Rae) Fairbourn brother-in-law Glade Mckee, sisters-in-law Fern Fairbourn and Laura Fairbourn. Mother-in-law Marjorie Rudd, sisters and brothers-in-law Charleen (Vern) Dickman, Nancy (John) Acquisto and Kristie (Roger) Liston. Many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Merle and Marion, sisters, Roylance Holt and LaVerl Mckee, father-in-law Sam Rudd, sister-in-law Holly Anderson, brothers-in-law Frank Holt and Kenneth Nokes.

Funeral Services will be held Thurs. December 20th, at 11 a.m. at the River Ridge 4th Ward 1244 W. Chavez Dr., South Jordan with a Viewing Wed., from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley 1007 W. South Jordan Pkwy. (10600 S) and one hour prior to the Services Thurs., at the Church.
Interment: Crescent Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from 12/18/2007 - 12/19/2007. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leslie Delroy Fairbourn (1897 - 1982)
  Harriet Rosetta Smith Fairbourn (1897 - 1987)
 
 Siblings:
  Merle Leslie Fairbourn (1919 - 2002)*
  Marion Dean Fairbourn (1921 - 1998)*
  Roylance Holt (1922 - 1996)*
  LaVerl Fairbourn McKee (1924 - 2002)*
  Mary Fairbourn Nokes (1926 - 2010)*
  Ila Mae Fairbourn Dahl (1928 - 2013)*
  Vauna Loree Fairbourn Moosman (1931 - 2011)*
  Ross Elmo Fairbourn (1937 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crescent Cemetery
Crescent
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Dec 18, 2007
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