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Leavitt's Mortuary
Monday July 20th, 2020

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Boyd Fairchild

Boyd “Skip” Fairchild, 67, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020.

He was born March 19, 1953, to Boyd and Charlotte Fairchild in San Jose, Ca.

Skip graduated Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, UT.

Skip was a retiree of Williams International after 37 years. Skip was a loving father to his two boys, Jason and Josh, and was a fun and adoring grandfather to his eight grandchildren. His family was his absolute pride and joy.

Skip had a deep love of music; he was a talented drummer and self-taught guitarist. One of Skip’s proudest accomplishments was playing in multiple bands and was always proud to tell the story of how his Ogden-based band, Little Rock, once opened for Chris LeDoux in the ’80s.

Skip cherished the outdoors and devoted his free-time to his favorite hobbies such as camping, fishing, and hunting- all of which he enjoyed doing the most alongside his family.

Skip brought a one-of-a-kind light and warmth to the family and friends around him and that feeling will forever be held in our hearts.

Skip is survived by his son Joshua (Tanya) Fairchild, nine- grandchildren, his sister Irene Gephardt, nieces, nephews, and his four-legged best friend Holly.

Skip is preceded in death by his son Jason Fairchild, grandson Tyler Fairchild, his mother Charlotte Fairchild, and his father Boyd Bell Fairchild and Shadow the dog.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing held prior to service from 9:45 to 10:45 at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Due to COVID-19 Face Masks are Required to attend Viewing and Services.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

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Irene, Josh - our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and all family members at this time. Skip was a great guy and enjoyed being around him. Can't believe we worked together for so MANY years at Williams.

Ron and Gloria Gebhardt

Ron Gebhardt Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that Skip has passed. I completely enjoyed our phone conversations we had. I never met him because I'm in Michigan and he in Utah, but we always had laughs when we talked. Work was the beginning of conversation but then we moved onto his life in Utah with family. I do miss those talks we had as I'm sure the Family also does. Again, please know that he wasspecial to us as co-workers always with his upbeat attitude and laughter. I will miss him and will always smile when thinking of him.

Claudia Cusick, Quality Coordinator Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

A wise man once told me that if you are extremely lucky you will end up with three friends you could absolutely count on for anything. skip was one of those friends for me and I am crushed at the loss.
Skip and I go back to when we were eight years old in cub scouts. One of the projects our troop did with the help of my father was to build a small foot stool that was painted blue with our names in yellow on one end. After these 59 years I still have mine and he still had his.
Skip is directly responsible for me being a guitar playing musician. We weren't very good when we formed our first band but it was a lot of fun. I remember so many times later in life when we would sit up for hours into the night playing together and trying to stump each other to remember an old song or to teach each other something new. I once got the honor of sitting in with his band Little Rock one night at the High Hat in Clearfield.
Skip was my best man the first time I married and he was on crutches to do it due to an accident at his job. He was also there at another wedding where he and I and my other best friend Ray got to meet and all play together.
The world has lost a special man, one I will never forget and will miss terribly.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Bill Palmer Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to here of your loss...I was in the first band with Skip, Micky, John, and myself Steve. We played at Skips parent's car port in 1963 Will miss him.

Steve Weaver Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM