January 8, 1955 ~ November 27, 2019

Born in: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Don Fairchild, 64, passed away at his home in Aurora, Colorado on November 27, 2019. Don was born to John C. Fairchild and Josephine A. Fairchild (Romero) in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 8, 1955.

Don is survived by his wife, Cynthia Lane Fairchild (Becker); his children, Damion G. Frederick and his wife Charity of Warrenton, Missouri, Rachel A. Keenmon and her husband Kurtis of Dacono, Colorado; his grandchildren, Noah Frederick, Isaac Frederick, Alexandra Frederick, Gabriel Frederick, Karsyn Keenmon; and his siblings, Karen and Sharon Fairchild. Don was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, John Walter Fairchild, Carol Fairchild, and Robert Fairchild.

Don found great joy in life. He was a dedicated musician; playing and repairing guitars was a favorite pastime of Don’s, as well as listening to music. He also enjoyed spending time with his cats and dogs. Don will be remembered fondly by his grandchildren, who provided one of his favorite ways to spend his time – with them.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Horan & McConaty, 11150 East Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, followed by a reception at the HeartLight Center.


Celebration of Life: December 4, 2019 1:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

Reception: December 4, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

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  1. Don was one of the greatest guys I have ever met. His loss leaves a hole in my heart. I loved working with him. I will pray for him, Cindy, the kids, and grandkids in this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Don will be missed by all our staff here at EMK, but especially those youngsters that he helped train. His patience and humor were gifts to us all.

  3. CINDY, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Don. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    DAMION, we are here for you and Charity and the kids if you need anything. You are all in our prayers.
    Ted and Kim Meyer

  4. Cindy, Rachel and family

    I am sorry for your immense loss. Don was a kind, funny loving person. Sending you a long distance hug and my prayers. God keep you and bless you all.

  5. Cindy, Damion, & Rachel – Our deepest sympathies go out to you & your families. May God give you the peace that you seek & strength for the days ahead. We are here for you.
    Love Reggie & Debby Baxter

  6. Our earliest memory of little Donnie was seeing him bouncing on our Aunt Josie’s lap in Aunt Mary’s Santa Fe kitchen. He was a happy and fun-loving kid who chummed around with cousins David and Joseph. Many stories have surfaced that tell of innocent mischief played by Donnie and his pals on other members of the family. Later we observed Don become a dignified, serious young man who helped fight forest fires as he honed his skills as a construction site engineer. When he moved to Colorado, we knew that reward and personal success were to be his… We send our sincerest condolences to Don’s wife and family and to his sisters Karen and Sharon. May he rest in peace.

  7. From now on Thanksgiving Day will be a day that I will honor my baby brother…I am so very Thankful for all of the years the Lord gave us…my sweet brother I am counting days until we meet again. I love you with all my heart. Your sister Sharon

  8. Don will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, and dedication to Cindy and his children and grandchildren. I am blessed to have known him.

  9. I have fond memories of Don. One that stands out is when we were just two young boys playing at a hotel construction site near his childhood home in Santa Fe (Casa solana) it rained and rained filling the basement full of water. Dons idea was to float across using sheets of plywood and 2” x 4” as paddles! We walked back to my aunt & uncle’s house and had potato soup for lunch. All these years later potato soup reminds me of those innocent days. My condolences to Dons wife and family and to his siblings Karen & Sharon.

  10. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family for Don’s passing. I had not seen him in quite some time but he always treated me kindly and always had a smile on his face. May he Rest In Peace.

  11. Don (Donnie back when we were kids) will leave a hole which is impossible to fill. He was simply unique and funny as the day is long! We played tortilla dough-baseball in his trailer with two young ladies…we invented a game named hooker.
    He was my best bud for a really long time.
    My deepest sympathy to the family he loved completely. Prayers to you Cindy and kids. I love you guys.


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