Steven Fairfield, 73, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Steve was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 9, 1945 to Oscar J. Fairfield and Theresa Margaret Giangiobbe Fairfield. He followed his father to New Mexico when he was young.
Steve worked at Valley Glass in his younger years and later worked for the Roswell Independent School District until he retired. Anyone who knew Steve would tell you that he loved his family, his cars were his passion, he cared about any work he was doing, and he loved his dog, Dakota. After the passing of his wife, Darlene Fairfield, his dog became his best friend (his baby). He was a Ford man and loved working on his cars. He worked on and rebuilt many.
He has left behind his son Jason D. Fairfield and wife Traci Fairfield of Roswell and a daughter, Theresa L. (Lori) Mitchell of Albuquerque. He was extremely close to his sister, Linda Cole and husband Ben Cole. He was also survived by his brother, David Fairfield of Roswell, and his sister, Donna Wilson and her husband Mike Wilson of Dallas, TX. He had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Dylan Fairfield, Cameron Fairfield, and (honorary) Tovian Shepherd. Beth Cole and Oscar (Chip) Cole were very close to him as well as his niece and nephew. He also left behind many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his step-son, David McClure and survived by his wife Mary McClure. He will truly be missed by many.
A memorial service will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 am. Anyone who would like to attend, please come join us to celebrate Steve’s life.
So sad to read about Steve’s passing. May the many fond memories of him sustain you during this most difficult time. May you find comfort in our Creator’s promises to reunite us with our beloved ones again, in a world where the causes of pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. How exciting it will be to see him again doing all things he loved. (Find comfort reading Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4) Our sincerest condolences to the Family.
Burt and Lyn, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, steve was a good friend and companion. He will be missed.
Gene welniakRoswell, NM