Sandra Diane Fairchild, 59, went to heaven to see Jesus and God on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Sandy was born on April 5, 1960 to Stanley and Doris Fairchild. She lived most of her life in Trout Creek.
Sandy was truly an angel on earth. She took whatever circumstances that came her way and never let it stop her from doing what she wanted to do. She would say “I’m not handicapped, I just can’t walk”. Sandy brightened every single person she came into contact with. She gave herself to others, she sacrificed for others and she always, always thought about others over herself. She was a true example to live by and a precious gift from God.
For many years, she was a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent at the Trout Creek Community Church. She loved all the children she came into contact with. Sandy enjoyed planning the Sunday School Christmas Pageant, Vacation Bible School and Annual Picnic for many years.
In her later years, Sandy loved her garden. During early spring, Sandy’s house would be filled with plants getting ready for her garden. Her last garden, this year, Sandy received a tremendous amount of joy watching her vegetables grow with her favorite little farmer Luke.
Even though Sandy never gave birth to any children, she was still a mother to her two boys Bryan and Ryan Fairchild. She lived with them, her ‘daughter-in-law’ Gina Fairchild, special great nephew Luke, and special great niece Lily.
Sandy was predeceased by her parents, Stanley Fairchild in 1984 and Doris Sprague Fairchild in 2018. She is survived by her sisters Connie Fairchild (Chris McNamara) of Franklin and Cynthia Armstrong (Timothy) of South Carolina; brother Steven Fairchild (Roxann) of Trout Creek; nieces and nephews Bryan Fairchild (Gina), Ryan Fairchild, Dean Fairchild (Tina), Shawna Cosgrove (Andy), Jennifer Piconi (Joe), Cassie Fairchild, Joshua Hulse, Angela Hulse, Alexis, Riley, Dusty, Gabe, Dom, Payton, Zoey and Ethan McNamara. Sandy is also survived by many great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her very special friend and caregiver Ashley Williams.
A memorial service to Celebrate Sandy’s life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 P.M. at the Trout Creek Community Church, 8558 County Highway 27, Trout Creek NY 13847. All friends and family are asked to come celebrate Sandy’s life and share memories. Following the service, refreshments will be served.
Memorial donations in Sandy’s memory may be made to the Trout Creek Community Church, Trout Creek Fire Department, Trout Creek Emergency Squad or Trout Creek Community Group.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Sandy’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com
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