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Jean Emily Fairfax

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“Praise be to God for this awesome life! I just watched a feature on NBC Today and learned about this great woman for the first time. I just found out...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Cassandra Brown Collier - OH

“Thank you for being a shining light in the midst of darkness and making the world a better place for all! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: DiAnn Gooden - Macon, GA

“Jean was a true pioneer and a role model. I learned from her how to be a thoughtful grantmaker in my work in foundations and how to be a...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Gwen Foster - Oakland, CA

“To All the Loving friends! Family Warriors of The CivilRights Movement USA and International on PlanetEarth, May God continue to Bless and Keep you...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: ShirleyA Brown - Farmington Hills, MI

“My condolences to the family. May the wonderful memories of your loved one comfort you until the God of love promises are fulfilled. 1 Thessalonians...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for the immeasurable loss of your loved one. May God strengthen and sustain you with everlasting comfort and good hope, and comfort...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Our community was better when the Fairfax sisters joined it. May your legacy continue. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Posey MooreNash - Prescott, AZ

“To the Fairfax family and friends I am truly sorry for your loss and I send you my deepest sympathy. May you find peace and comfort from God's word. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“It's always with heavy hearts that we send condolences. We take comfort in knowing that our loved one is precious in God's eyes, so He will comfort...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“What a wonderful life luved by a wonderful woman. God will welcome her in Heaven with a special embrace. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Carlos Jurado - Phoenix, AZ

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Psalm 9:9 Sadie - AZ


12 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas N. Chapman - Phoenix, AZ

“Please accept my condolences for your loss. May fond memories and the love of family and friends comfort you during this time of sorrow . Jeremiah...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kj - AZ


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Jean was born on October 20, 1920 and passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Jean was a resident of Laveen, Arizona at the time of passing.

The daughter of two college graduates, Jean excelled in higher education, graduating in 1940, with Honors in Liberal Arts from the University of Michigan and being inducted into the honorary fraternity Phi Beta Kappa.

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