Marian Pearcy Fairbank, beloved Republican activist, passes on

Marian Fairbank passed away in her sleep the evening of Nov. 3, 2009. She was almost 93 years old. Surely she is in Heaven with her late husband, Allen, where they are smiling and holding hands.

She was born in Indiana the daughter of John and Flossie Pearcy. She went to school in Indiana and later attended the University of Indiana on a music scholarship. She moved to Denver, Colorado in May of 1965 where she met and married her late husband.

Marian was a lifelong Republican and was very active at the county and state levels. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1984. She was a past-president of the Cherry Creek Republican Women, a member of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. She was active in her community as a board member of the Eastridge Association, a long time member of PEO and was at one time a docent for the Symphony Guild. She was also appointed by former Governor Bill Owens as a member of the Colorado Governor’s Council on the Aging.

Marian is survived by two brothers: John Pearcy of Littleton, Colorado and Gene Pearcy of California and is also survived by four step-children: Jane (Larry) McMahon, Bill (Sally) Fairbank, Mary Ann (John) Vincent and Catherine Byars. She is also survived by what she called her “Denver Family,” the Broadway, Speer, and Johnson families.

A memorial service was held at the Colorado Community Church on November 9, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, 5844 South Curtice Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120.

There was a private internment at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery.