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Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks

Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks

June 5, 1953 - November 27, 2013

Richard Edward Fairbanks of San Francisco, CA, passed away Nov. 27, 2013 at Stanford, CA after an extended illness. He was born to Lucille Imogene Scherer and Albert Edward Fairbanks on June 5, 1953 at Oklahoma City, OK. His grandparents are Josephine Beatrice Lynde and Mike Joseph Fairbanks of Ball Club (Winnie Dam), MN and Virginia Hardwick and Mac Scherer of Oklahoma City, OK.

Fairbanks graduated from Oklahoma City's Capitol Hill High School, received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education from The University of Oklahoma in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration from (Oklahoma) Central State University in 1978. After a long career in the hospitality industry, he retired to San Francisco.

Survivors include his siblings Robert Alvin Fairbanks of Norman, OK; Tawana Jean Fairbanks of Bemidji, MN; Duane Albert Fairbanks of Oklahoma City, OK; Yvonne Denise Fairbanks Landrum of Oklahoma City, OK; Priscilla Ann Fairbanks of Cass Lake, MN; Johnny Mac Fairbanks of Bemidji, MN; and Kathryn Sue Fairbanks of Cass Lake, MN and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two nieces and two nephews.

Fairbanks was a citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Traditional rites and ceremonies are pending. His ashes will be interred at Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City, OK with his parents.


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