Voyle McGilvira Fairbanks

Voyle McGilvira Fairbanks, 79, passed away March 31, 2008, in Carson City. He was born October 11, 1928 in Payson, Utah.

A longtime resident of Kearns, Utah, he was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean conflict. After his discharge from the military in 1953, he married Isabel Elkins. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Voyle served as a Negotiator for the United Transportation Union for 25 years. He was also employed with Kennecott Copper, retiring after 40 years of service. He then worked for St. Mark's Hospital as a security guard. Voyle moved to Minden in 1992 and married Claudia Nerdin.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Fairbanks of Minden; sons, Paul Elkins of Kearns, Utah and Myron Fairbanks of St. George, Utah; daughter, Madelayne Langton of West Valley City, Utah; stepdaughters, Wendy Aiello of Lincoln, Calif., Lori Barwig of Reno, and Stacy Giannetto of Truckee, Calif.; sister, Zella Heineman of Kearns, Utah; brother, Don Young of Springville, Utah; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at McDougal Funeral Home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Local arrangements entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.


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