August 20, 1933 - December 7, 2021
Betty Jean Fairchild, 88, of Marion, Iowa and former resident of Davis County, Iowa passed away on December 7, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born on August 20, 1933 in Davis County to Dale and Nadine Bell Blackwell. She married Gerald Fairchild on November 10, 1951 in Davis County. Gerald passed away on February 27, 2011. Betty was employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for over 30 years. She worked as an assembly operator and was proud to be on the team that built the communication equipment for the Apollo moon landing program. Her hobbies and interests included; listening to music – especially country western; square dancing; cooking; arranging flowers; attending the Davis County Fair and working with the ladies’ auxiliary; bowling; and playing solitaire. Most importantly, Betty was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa (Keith) Kintopf of Marion, Iowa; son, Gerry (Brenda) Fairchild also of Marion; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy, Jared, Lilly; and a brother, Rex Blackwell of Bloomfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson, Zachary; sister, Connie Steinkruger; and a brother, Jimmy Dale Blackwell. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Leslie Dotson officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at noon on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of money or flowers the family ask that a memorial donation be made to St Luke’s Foundation: BOX 3026 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52406-9927. On a check made out to the St Luke’s Foundation add “Betty Fairchild and hospice” to the notes.
Betty Jean Fairchild, 88, of Marion, Iowa and former resident of Davis County, Iowa passed away on December 7, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born on August 20, 1933 in Davis County to Dale and Nadine Bell Blackwell.... View Obituary & Service Information
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