Joan Ruth Bundy Fairchild passed through the veil of eternity on June 24, 2020. Joan was born on August 28, 1947 to John Bundy and Ruth Fisher who preceded her in death. She married the love of her life and eternal companion Allan Douglas Fairchild on March 8, 1969. She is survived by Allan; Allan’s daughter, Melissa Fairchild; their six children – Mary Kaye Fairchild, Tammy Sue Thayer, Barbara Jean Drinkall, Richard Douglas Fairchild, John Douglas Fairchild and Andrew Douglas Fairchild – and their respective spouses; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many stories and fond memories with each of them.
The sun has set on Joan’s mortality, but is now only just beginning a beautiful rise on eternity. Our Savior taught us that we are to be the light unto the world so that others may know of Him. The light Joan spread throughout mortality was the pure love of Him whom she lived to serve. That light guided many of us when our own light made it hard to see. Her laugh was infectious, her embrace could warm the coldest of hearts and her tears could cleanse the sole. Her words of encouragement would often spark a flame that no mortal man could hope to extinguish. It was His light she spread with the many child blessing outfits and wedding gowns she made and altered with her two hands. All who have had the privilege to serve with this valiant servant of our Savior can say that they know their Savior more intimately because of her. May we all share His light as beautifully as Joan. Beautiful was the light, and the light was Beautiful.
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