Jane Schweizer Fairchild

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Jane Schweizer
Jane Schweizer


Jane Schweizer


Jane Schweizer


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: NORMAL, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Mark Fairchild
Occupation: Retired and was a Domestic (Household) Engineer
Children: Our God given son, the Lord placed into our life, Emad, whom immigrated LEGALLY from Egypt at the age More…of 18 years old, leaving behind his entire family and culture, and he now lives with us.... He is a Coptic Christian from Egypt
My son became a USA Citizen on March 15, 2013. I am beyond PROUD of my son.
Which Grade School and Jr. High did you attend

Edwards Grade School, Bloomington Junior High School

Places where you have lived

Bloomington, IL; Dallas Texas; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Minneapolis Minnesota, Albuquerque, New Mexico (over 15 years); and Normal, Illinois.


I am grateful and thankful to have known many valuable people in life from BHS. I regret NOT being the best of students and taking advantage of life itself rather than embracing life to its fullest those many years ago.
Time on this earth is that of VAPOR, here today, gone tomorrow.

When we are young, we oftentimes would say 'Are we there yet', as we became anxious on a family driven trip during the summer months.

Today, I will say 'Stop, I already reached there, but NOW it is time to embrace, and enjoy the here and now of today before it too is gone'

My greatest accomplishment in life was not an accomplishment of what I did, but was embracing Jesus as my Lord on an empty Sunday School bus on Sunday, October 9, 1977 and the 2nd best accomplishment was marrying the most precious treasured man in all this world, my husband, Mark Fairchild - as he became my true god-given 'knight in shining armor'...

My first job where I earned money was when I was 12, 13, 14 years old and I picked apples at the Bricklebaul Apple Farm - west of Bloomington for the harvest season. My Dad would drop me off at 6:00 am. We would gather together on the horse drawn wagon as they would take us all out to those apple orchard fields. I worked alongside of the Migrant workers. Hard sweaty dirty work, but I managed to always have fun. We then would climb on that horse drawn wagon in those fields and go back at sundown.

At the age of 15, 1 block from where I lived, I was hired at Williams Bakery, opening the Bakery at 6:00 am, leaving at 9:00 am, running home, changing clothes, and off to BHS at 10:00 am. At age 17, I was hired on at Beich's Candy on West Front Street, first in their mailroom, and then in their data / computer Department.

I was taught through my Poppa to always work hard, giving an extra mile, with a smile on my face, being grateful, and to be 'happy' for the blessings that surrounded me.

I grew up on West Monroe Street throughout those years. Bloomington City purchased my home and it was torn down March 1997. My brother is Paul Schweizer. We have a close relationship and value the time we have together.

My father, whom I adored, Herman Schweizer, he worked at Western Union as a Lineman all those many 45 years. His office was in the attic in the old GM&O Railroad station. I remember climbing up those steep attic stairs and in his office (which was cold and dark), he had his wall covered with my drawings that I gave him. I loved him so much . I was very much a Daddy's girl.
My mother passed away July 1992. My father passed away May 2004.

Growing up our needs were always met, food, clothing, warm home, clean sheets (always); clean in our home (my mother took pride in 'clean'), and my Poppa use to always make sure that my feet were fitted to the best shoes at that time which were Buster Brown Shoes.

I went through many things growing up, not worth sharing the details. I live life in TODAY and my life is good, surrounded by blessings, and I choose to be 'HAPPY' in today...

I married the love of my heart and life. His name is Mark. We now have been married 43 wonderful years.

Mark, my most trusted friend and husband, showed me true, trusting, genuine love.... the kind of love that looks for the best in you as a person and God's Word says that the husband is to love the wife as Christ loved the CHURCH and gave Himself up for her... (Ephesians 5:25) This is the kind of love Mark has given to me in our many years of marriage...

If you know about Fairchild Hall on the Illinois State University campus - this is Mark's great Uncle (brother to his Grandfather). Mark came from a very solid family line in education. The first female physician in America was a woman named Elizabeth Blackwell. This is Mark's family line. His Grandmother grew upon on Blackwell Island in (Astoria), New York City (now known as Roosevelt Island) and her name was Sarah Blackwell Fairchild.

The Wolford and Blackwell Family immigrated from Paris France and England. The Fairchild Family immigrated from England.

During my school years, I was not a good student at all. Something I deeply regret.

God changed my heart.

My best of friends those years were Jack Richard White (BHS 1970); Mary Lake Smith; Michelle Kuhn; Ruby Bryant, Julie Casali (such a sweetheart); Ruth Bachman Haney; Donna Monkman, Nancy Render Semingson

Thanks for giving me a chance. I regret not getting to know more classmates at BHS in those early years of life.

I really do love you all... and thank you for being my classmates...

Since being married to Mark since February 18, 1978, we have had a great marriage and friendship. We have been involved with many things throughout these years.

We both attended and graduated from Christ for the Nations Bible College, Dallas, Texas.

We also moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, in which Mark received his MA Degree in Communications.

I gained full time employment at Regent University Law Library connected to the School of Law at Regent University (700 Club / CBN) where Mark was obtaining his MA degree. I also worked part-time at a Law Firm. Also working a 3rd job at Regent when they had special events.

During our time at Regent University, I became very involved with being a Prayer Partner on Friday evenings. When people around the world will call the 700 Club Prayer line to have prayer. This was an honor for me.

We ended up at Albuquerque Rescue Mission (New Mexico) as Mark became the Executive Director. We were in Albuquerque from 1989-2005. I worked alongside of Mark, mainly as a volunteer, during this entire time in Albuquerque.

We often served over 600 homeless people daily.

We also expanded the work in this ministry and purchased a warehouse building next door. To accomplish this it cost 1.7 million to renovate this building. We had shared with the Board of Directors that before we ever left this area, our goal was to have this debt completely paid in full. Within 7 years time we accomplished that goal.

Now many years later, my life is becoming shorter as the years pass by us.
God's word is written: James 4:14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

We possibly have up to 80 years on this earth. What matters is our ETERNITY... The moment one is born, we come from the clay/dust and to the clay/dust we go back to becoming... but what will become our ETERNITY after life on this earth. For me personally, I know one thousand percent for my ETERNITY is in the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ... as I became 'BORN-AGAIN' as 'IT IS WRITTEN' in John Chapter 3 of the bible. The perishable becoming imperishable. The mortal becoming immortal...
Proverbs 3:5-6 (by memory) Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding or knowing but ACKNOWLEDGE GOD in all you do or plan and HE will direct your path.
God is faithful to those who listen to HIS VOICE, obey HIS VOICE, and are CALLED of GOD... (Such as Abraham, Moses, David, Ruth, and 12 Disciples, as they listened, they obeyed, and they followed)...

I choose to LIVE and I choose to be HAPPY in today.

School Story:

I remember the 60's and 70's of high school.

Reflections of Vietnam War of which my brother spent 2 years in Saigon during this war.

Bob Dylan music, Michael Jackson when he first came out, Beach Boys, Mamas and Poppas, Janis Joplin, The Monkees (I had such a crush on Micky Dolenz), Paul Revere and the Raiders, and one of my favorites 'Moody Blues', and may we not forget TINY TIM singing Tip Toe through the Tulips....

Also flower children, Hippie Generation, mini skirts, paper dresses, blue jeans - as my senior year I had two pair of blue jeans and a brown Indian fringe leather jacket, and a huge brown suede purse with fringe, that I wore daily... and saying things like 'Peace and Love and GROOVY'.

And remembering the most of precious friends such as Peter Habich (who use to live across the street from me) sadly though Peter committed suicide in 1997 in Chicago, IL; Julie Casali, Connie Curry, Terry and Debbie (McLean) Shelton, Nancy Render Semingson, Pam Bittner, Larry Webb, Joanne McDaniels, Jill Fitzsmmons, Donna Fitzgerald, Larry Wright, Larry Webb, Roger Brockway, Donna Monkman, Ruth Haney Bachman, Mary Lake Smith, and remembering my boyfriend during my junior / senior year, Jack Richard White, and the list goes on and on in remembering these special friends of life.

Jack Richard White (class of 1970), gave me hope as a young teenager. He treated me with respect and I will always be grateful for this. His mother and father hired me at their own Grandpa's Grill in Leroy Illinois the summer of 1970. They would pick me up in the early morning and take me home late at night. One of the BEST SUMMERS of my young life at that time. Richard gave me hope that their truly are kind people. Jack joined the Air Force and became career Air Force. He married his sweetheart in the Philippines. I shall always be indebted to Jack, for he encouraged a young girl (myself) to become better in life.

It is good to remember those whom were friends whom inspired me in life (as mentioned above)....

I shall always be grateful for these friends in life.

When I was a senior in high school, my most favorite teacher, Mr. Charles Ridenour. During this time, I worked part-time at Beichs Candy.

VAPOR that is never to be again but all precious MEMORIES of time...
Thank you for the friendships during those years at Bloomington High School.

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Sep 14, 2021 at 5:25 PM
Sep 13, 2021 at 7:41 AM

Jane—Thank you for sharing your amazing story of courage in the face of great adversity and your tremendous triumph with the support of family and your strong faith. You are truly an inspiration to all of us and a great credit to our class. I will not be attending the Reunion, either, but am so glad you shared your story this way so that we could all appreciate the many things you have accomplished and the countless people whose lives you’ve touched.

Sep 11, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Mark and Jane Schweizer Fairchild - outside of where we served 600 plus poor / homeless / addicts / prostitutes daily outside the doors of Albuquerque (New Mexico) Rescue Mission from 1989-2005...
I, Jane, I love to 'laugh' and this was one of those moments caught in action. Read my story written below this post for LIVING LIFE walking in my shoes... and that REALITY for me living while attending BHS...

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Sep 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2021 at 5:45 PM

BHS Class of 50 years for 1971 - I really was back and forth in attending this great 50 year Class Reunion. So many valuable classmates are going to be attending. MOST I never truly knew while in school, some of the BEST STUDENTS of BHS, but I know without a doubt ALL attending are that of treasures in knowing.

I apologize for not attending.

Although this is super open in what I write - this will allow you to understand and know 'why' I was a poor student while at BHS and what I walked through in my life during those years while at BHS.

This is my REALITY growing up and attending BHS...

Reality is that those who are attending this 50 year BHS Reunion, MOST I never knew and are mere STRANGERS.

The years while attending BHS were some great times, as my then boyfriend was a man from class of 1970 - Jack Richard White. He was gentle and kind and protective of me as a young woman. Summer 1969, 'Richard's' Mother and Father owned and operated a small diner in Leroy called 'Grandma's'... They had hired me for that entire summer at $1.00 an hour for 6 days a week, even picking me up and taking me home. Great time to learn responsibility and hard work. And Richard, along with his parents wanted Richard to marry me and get me out of my home to protect me.

But reality of truth for me personally, those years while in High School - I was not a good student at all. I could not concentrate. Although I graduated with my class of 1971 - I failed greatly.

For that reality for me those years as a child growing up in my home on West Monroe Street, that REALITY was I lived in a home where my mother 'beat' me daily, continually told me that I was worthless and that she had NEVER wanted me from the beginning and wish I had died. And many other things occurred that no child should walk through, but this was MY REALITY.

I knew how to bury in 'SILENCE' and 'PRETEND' that all was well, so that I could take another step walking forward just to breathe life.

As a young woman I had no value in my being and did all I could do to simply 'survive'.

July 2018, I started having horrible tremors, stumbling, and thinking spasms. Had to go to a Brain Specialist, Dr. Raino. Gave me a brain MRI. Dr. Raino told me that I had 'traumatic brain damage (TBI); that had scar tissue in my brain almost every inch and this created me to deal with Acquired 'Cerebral Palsy'. Dr. Raino began to cry tears and asked me to tell him who had hit me so hard in my brain that it would create this much damage. He shared that my brain was equivalent to the brain of a professional NFL Football Player or Boxer.

I then shared with him the reality truth of growing up with my mother. Her way of hitting me was throwing me on the floor, straddling me with her legs so I could not move, and she would beat me with her fists, even using rulers, fly swatter, or a board - hitting and striking me over and over and over in my head area. Sometimes making me to go unconscious until I came back too and would super quietly crawl underneath my bookcase bed headboard with my Barbie Doll, Stuffed Lion, and my pillow, sobbing into the pillow until I fell asleep underneath that bed.

Dr. Raino was crying tears as he listened and then he asked me "I as a doctor should not be doing this, but Jane can I hold you for a moment'... I accepted. He held me for 5 or more minutes, crying tears and telling me over and over 'I am so thankful that GOD chose you Janey. You are so valuable. You are loved'...

This was my life through the age of 19 years old when I finally moved out and married a man who beat me as well. Even losing a baby I carried because he threw me down the stairs. This was my REALITY for living life...

MY REALITY in living in life while attending BHS - At age of 15 years old, first week of summer, I went to visit a school friend, Angela who resided on Lee Street (I grew up on West Monroe Street). Wrong day, wrong time to visit. Was met at her front door by 3 men who were celebrating the 'old' man getting out of Joliet Prison after 20 plus years behind prison bars, (The 'old' man was Angela's mothers family).. and now they were celebrating with drugs, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and here comes a 16 year old girl at the door. Wrong day, wrong time. They convinced me to come inside, and then convinced me to come down to the basement area as they wanted to give me a gift. I followed. But instead was met with a knife at my throat, they bound me, ducted taped me and raped me throughout the entire day on a dirty mattress laying on that dirt basement floor with one lightbulb of light from that ceiling. They mocked me and laughed and did horrendous things toward me that day. Finally the 'old' man out of prison convinced the other two (Billy Strong, and the other man also was 'Billy', of whom I had met in school) He convinced them to go get some more drinks. As soon as they left, this 'old' man, unbound me, untied me, threw my clothes at me and told me 'Get out of here NOW before it is too late'... as the other two men were talking about murdering me and where they planned to dump my body. I ran out of that door, naked.. and hid behind some bushes in an alley. Finally I got the nerve to finally walk home but was paralyzed inside as I knew that my mother would blame me, and she would beat me and punish me for being gone all day.

Jane DIED that day.

And I was a simple young woman of 15 years old.
Today, I struggle with PTSD, the masks required to wear, it feels like having duct tape on my mouth again so I go into panic, severe anxiety and I end up 'not breathing' and this shoves me into passing out.
I finally, through great counseling through someone I trusted, her name Dawn, and my husband Mark and his pouring out of LOVE upon me, the Lord Jesus Christ and HIS WRITTEN WORD of hope and promise,

When we first moved back to this area of Bloomington in 2005, I collapsed and had a major emotional and mental breakdown. Winter of 2007/2008 I tried to commit suicide as I wanted out of the pain, the MEMORIES, and felt this was the only way out...

In 2010, through my counselor Dawn, and husband walking me through step-by-step - I finally wrote a detailed report of this rape crime and gave to the Police.

I finally contacted the police with a fully detailed report on that day. The Sheriff of the Bloomington Police, contacted me, we talked at length... Although it was way past time to report such a crime, He and two of the police decided to go ahead and receive this crime report. They went to this house, and his response back to me was 'Jane, boy are you good with details, even after all this time, as everything you wrote in detail is exact today inside that same house'... They through 'vote' decided to receive this crime report, and put on their records... and did this to help me with closure and healing.

Yes, this may take many back of the words I wrote about my REALITY living and attending BHS... But this was my REALITY, this was my world...
Only SILENCE walked inside my being. As a young woman, I, Jane, was merely part of the 'walking dead' on this earth. I did my best always to take another step moving forward.
THE GOOD NEWS - October 9, 1977, I, Jane, received JESUS and became 'BORN AGAIN' as this is written in John Chapter 3.
October 31, 1977 - I walked in the doors of Home Sweet Home Rescue Mission and a young man, who was a 'counselor' there opened the doors to help me that night. His name, Mark Fairchild.
Mark started teaching me TRUTH of God's word that set me 'free' and untied those death clothes that surrounded my being.
December 26, 1977 - while Mark and I were studying God's word together in the Home Sweet Home Rescue Mission Chapel - Mark asked me to 'become his bride'.
We married February 18, 1978.
His Mother and Father because my God given parents in life.
They embraced me as their daughter.

When Mark and I were to be married, one evening days before, I began to cry and told Mark 'Mark you come from a highly educated and professional family, please do NOT feel obligated to marry someone as myself as I will never want to bring you down'...
His response was telling me the play called 'The Man of LaMancha' and that he only saw my beauty from my heart...
Mark's Grandfather, Daniel Fairchild, had owned his own bank in Danville, IL and they resided on Fairchild Place those early years. Until the Depression Days came and they LOST everything.

Mark's Great Uncle - a man named Raymond Fairchild (brother to his Grandfather) was Illinois State University President in which is Fairchild Hall...

Mark's Grandmother grew up on family homestead in USA at Blackwell Island, (today Roosevelt Island) in New York City area. Homesteaded through Mark's 5th Great Grandfather (DNA proved and also family heritage) of a man named Colonel Jacob Blackwell (whom homesteaded this family land in USA) and he was part of the beginnings in the Revolution War to bring about United States of America...
This is Mark's family heritage (not just a made up story)...

the FIRST FEMALE PHYSICIAN in USA was through Mark's family - her name was Elizabeth Blackwell - once again 'Blackwell Island'

Mark and I both attended and graduated from Christ for the Nations Bible College, Dallas Texas (1979-1981) with a degree in Biblical Theology.

We also attended as Mark graduated with an MA Degree in Communications at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virgina (700 Club/CBN Christian Broadcasting Network) as I worked full-time at Regent University Law Library Serials Supervisor and my boss was the Dean of this law library whom had a double doctorate degree and she mentored me and put me under her wings to teach me valuable things in life.
And for 38 years in our marriage covenant, we served our God doing Rescue Mission Ministry work to those living on the streets who are poor / homeless / prostitutes / addicts as Mark served at Home Sweet Home Rescue Mission, and then we both served at Albuquerque (New Mexico) Rescue Mission for almost 16 years (1989-2005), Mark being the Executive Director, and Mark also became DISTRICT Manager over Rescue Mission work in 5 State area of New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado... in which we would travel to every Rescue Mission in these city areas... This was a very adventurous and exciting time. and finally Mark served as Chaplain until retirement at Peoria Rescue Mission from 2005-2019.

While we served together at Albuquerque (New Mexico) Rescue Mission - we served 600 plus woman / children / men daily in our doors who were poor / homeless / addicts. Mark and I also had close friends who were Navajo Native Americans. We spent weekends at times to go be with them on the Navajo Reservation - wide open country and their home was nestled with the Painted Desert Mountains in full view before our eyes. Mark and I would load our car up with food, clothing, supplies as gifts to our friends on that reservation. They had a home church in their home on the reservation on Saturday evenings...

One time, I shared about our Lord Jesus Christ, in play acting the word, making everything with 'fun' and 'laughter'... Everyone was laughing so hard. As we broken bread together and ate 'mulligan' stew and always SWEET ICE TEA... and Navajo outside baked flat bread... Best moments of living and breathing for me.
But one day, the men who attended this house church, went out to get me a 'gift' from their hearts. They More…caught a WILD MUSTANG HORSE, and trained it for me to ride whenever I came to visit so I had my own horse to ride. They would laugh and tell me as they presented me my gift, that my horse was very stubborn and hard to break to ride and then they would laugh and say 'He reminded us of you Jane, stubborn and hard to break' so we named him for you as they named him in Navajo Language 'Crazy white woman named Jane'... this was my horse... Wild, sassy, stubborn...

I think of HIM to this day and miss him. But knowing that one day when I enter into ETERNITY to be with my Lord Jesus - HE will be there waiting for me to ride again...
Crazy White woman named Jane... (my tears fall as I remember)
Another we did while serving in Albuquerque New Mexico - 3 times a year a ministry work would come through with a SEMI TRUCK (18 wheeler) and we would load that SEMI TRUCK up completely with food, clothing, shoes, and bibles in Spanish... and this was taken to the Garbage People inside of Mexico City Mexico for people and children who live in the Garbage Dumps to survive for living...

Our lives are SOLD OUT to our Lord Jesus Christ...

And this is the HOPE that saved me to become complete and whole.

I am NOT ASHAMED for what brought me LIVING LIFE...
So the main reason I stepped back and decided NOT to attend the 50 BHS Class Reunion was mainly because I did NOT even know MOST attending... and I am ashamed that I was such a poor student those years...

I was scared to attend because MOST would be strangers, who may have looked down upon me once again, for NOT knowing my reality, but today as adults and this scared me.
It comes with the package I deal with most times - I was an 'outsider' in my own family growing up, and I have always felt inwardly of which I struggle even today 'I am an 'outsider' even today - so I decline for being 'scared' and NOT wanting to remember but yet flooded with the MEMORY of my REALITY, my LIVING LIFE...
I value each one of you, thankful that you made it with great success of accomplishment in life.
I too have made a life that has been successful, with great accomplishments that called me out to take another step that was always willing to move forward in life to LIVE LIFE.
My life has been made complete and whole because of the OUTPOURED LOVE of Jesus as my Lord as within the Bible.
Marrying a man as Mark.
and GOD completely my steps in HIM.
This is my LIFE
This is my HOPE
This is my SUCCESS...
I will MISS knowing you all today in our adult 'older' years.'
But this was a hard decision for me.
This is my REALITY ... as I share this TRUTH for others to know 'Why?'
Video is Mark's family heritage of 'Blackwell' about Blackwell Island in NYC.
Homesteaded land.
Mark's grandmother, Sarah Blackwell Fairchild, grew up on this Island... and she had been sent to Paris France when 18 years old for two years at a Boarding School for women to learn woman Etiquette to become a Socialite in society to become a proper English woman.

Upon Mark's parents death we sent many things of history to the Astoria New York Blackwell Museum and donated these things. Along with donations to Danville Illinois Museum, as Mark's Great Great Grandfather - Daniel Fairchild (Also Daniel) was the original homestead land that became Danville, Illinois - named after him.

Mark and I inherited Grandmother's bed from Blackwell Island - it was solid Cherry Hand Carved wood cherubim's that was 9 feet tall, but way too gigantic and heavy for our small house so we sold and had shipped to Astoria New York... It took 6 men to carry.

(I laugh, as I know I would have wanted to 'pop' her bubble all the time - as NOT my style).

Also, I am posting a video of Mark's own cousin, her name Karen Fairchild
She is the woman singing who is tall, thin, and looks like Mark when he was young, as he is tall 6 feet 5 inches tall, thin, and had the same exact hair and cheek bones as Karen does.
Yes, my story, is that of the play called 'Man of LaMancha'... As my husband Mark, from a family background at one time of great wealth, Known names in USA history, and education, Mark has shown me and lavished upon me great LOVE that is written in God's word Ephesians 5:25 Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave HIMSELF up for her - Husbands do likewise...
This LOVE restored me to want to LIVE LIFE...
Now going toward 44 years in marriage... We are 'together forever'...
A love that brought me HOPE, restoration, and to actually want to LIVE LIFE
and to some my life may NOT reflect SUCCESS but for me, for Mark, and in my Lord - we succeeded greatly in giving out to those who had NOTHING to give back....

Making my life a success and RICH (not from money of this world gained, but all in LIVING LIFE in helping others)... and my Lord Jesus Christ...

Aug 03, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Carolee, it did not surprise me that you went into the Mental Health field, as you were so caring about others even in High School. You look so good. Blessings to you Carolee.

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Aug 03, 2021 at 6:38 PM

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Jul 30, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Oh Linda, I read your story and you are so precious in soul and in heart. Thank you. Most of my family on my Poppa's side are homegrown FARMERS in Iowa. I use to spend summer month's on my Aunt Clara's farm. The days when kids as myself at 12, 13, 14 years old would detassale corn, walk beans, harvest wheat, and then month of October I always worked the Brickelbaw Apple Farm Ochards near Danvers, making $0.13 bushel picked. Sun up to Sun down. After those days, I would shower, eat dinner, turn on the fan and go to bed.
I am so sorry for your health issues. I too have had ill health since 2016. Loss of blood, had to go to Cancer Center (Vernon) one time a week from 2016 until close of 2019. Would hook me up at 9:00 am and I was the last patient leaving in the evening. I understand the challenge. Drew me closer to the comfort of Jesus Christ and reading of HIS living breathing WORD...
You were always such a gentle, kind, peaceful person in High School and this remains with you.
Many blessings your way Linda.

Jun 19, 2021 at 2:50 PM

What a blessing you have always been and remain being. Thankful for you, your husband, and your family.
Your life is a reflection of a a life that is loyal, committed, trustworthy, stable and secure. And this is such a blessing to have achieved in life.

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Jun 03, 2021 at 11:51 PM

Posted on: Jun 02, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Cathleen, Thank you for the sweet birthday wish, but in my current age, I don't remind myself (Please laugh).
Do you plan to attend the High School Reunion this year?
I am considering signing up as feel it will be the last opportunity to possibly see 'OLD' FRIENDS from long ago and enjoy the memories.
I am trying to find out if some other of my friends from those times are attending. I have asked a few

May 24, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Apr 17, 2021 at 6:05 PM

Julie, you and I grew up together as we attended the old Edwards Grade School. You were such a sweetheart. I so much loved you, and your family (Mom and Dad). I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved husband and friend, 'Chuck'. My tears fall for you in sorrow for this loss. Part of your own heart. I know without a doubt, being that you Julie was always such a sweetheart in life, that 'Chuck' was the same.
May our Lord Jesus bring you comfort during this difficult time from someone whom you were joined together in marriage for 43 wonderful years. I am so very sorry.

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Mar 11, 2021 at 1:17 PM

I grew up with Nona.  We got to know each other from Kindergarten at Edwards School class throughout High School.  She had a kind heart.  I remember her also knowing how to laugh and making others laugh.  I am thankful for our paths in life to have crossed.  I never want someone to pass on and not be remembered.   For every human being on this earth is valuable and that of a treasure to know.  I am so thankful that I had that privilege of getting to know Nona and we knew each other by name and friendship in the neighborhood.  

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Mar 05, 2021 at 4:02 PM

My heart is so sad today upon learning of Becky's death.  Becky sat always directly behind me throughout Bloomington Junior High School and Bloomington High School.  She was a wonderful, gentle, precious, sweet soul.  She was a treasure for me those years.  I loved her so very much.  My only regret is that after not living in the Bloomington area for years, but then returning to this area in 2005 - that I did NOT take the time to connect to people in life that I always regarded as treasures to know on this earth.  I know without a doubt that Becky and I would have 'hit' it off in life.  This has made my heart sad knowing that a treasure in my life has passed away.  I am honored to have been connected long ago to such a valuable treasure on this earth named 'Becky'.  

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Feb 08, 2021 at 1:42 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2021 at 5:48 PM

Precious Mischele
You were and continue always being one of my most 'favorite' people to have ever known or become 'friends' with in life itself.
I will always value and treasure you.
Remember the moments of time when I would stay over-night with you as your brother, Matt, would give us a hard time.
Loved your mother 'Lottie'... she was such a sweetheart. Miss her today.
A great desire of my heart is that I get to visit with you once again. I hope in time this can take place as I would love to 'hug' you tight as a valuable friend and treasure from within my life.
Please contact me Mischele. You have always been inside my heart.
A friend for a lifetime.
PS Mark and I will be married 43 years this month, February 2021. I love being married to him. He has been a steady anchor for me in life. We are best friends in life and never go without the other alongside. Mark and his shadow Jane...
Love you Mischele - always have, always will.

Jan 23, 2021 at 4:07 PM

Bill, I have always been happy that you married your high school sweetheart, Bonnie. Her family were such good and kind people. She has always been a treasure. You have been blessed having Bonnie in your life and having your two children. Blessings to you Bill.

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Sep 14, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Posted on: Jan 23, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Oh precious Mardy, you were always such a sweetheart. And SMART too.

Jan 23, 2021 at 3:17 PM

Debra, you were always such a beautiful person. You inspired so many people in life. Thank you.

Sep 19, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2021 at 2:48 PM

Jose, Thankful and blessed that you too know our Lord Jesus Christ.
While I was attending BHS, I noticed you, but never got to know you. I was very awkward and 'different' in High School. But coming to know JESUS made all the difference for me in living life on this earth.
Being so young, I did not realize that you and your precious family had been immigrants to USA from Cuba. As you being so young, that must have been hard and scary for you.
I am proud of you for what you have walked through in life, and serving in the USA in the military for protecting us in USA. Thank you.
My God given son in life, he immigrated legally at the age of 18 years old to America. He immigrated out of Egypt. He is a Coptic Christian, which is 8% of Egypt population and they are killed daily for being Christian. We met our God given son, his main understanding of language arabic. We opened our home for him. He then studied hard, learned english, and became a USA citizen March 2013. Currently he is studying for his BA degree in Computer at ISU. We are proud of him. And GOD blessed us with a true son in life that we had prayed. In Egypt culture, it is custom and a standard for the children to continue living with their parents even after marriage. To support one another and have a safe community. I love this part of their culture. So Mark and I have also embraced this culture within our own home. (In America, we live too isolated and separate from one another.)
I would love to get to know you and your precious wife more.
Blessings to you. So thankful for you and wish I had known you in High School.

Jan 03, 2021 at 2:37 PM

Gordon, Congratulations for your retirement after 45 years at State Farm. As I read your profile what I see is a man that is secure, stable, and steady in your walk in life. What a beautiful man you have always been and that reflects for your life.
Thankful that you have your children and your grandchildren.
Blessings to you Gordon.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM
My God given son - Emad and dog Sparky
taken March 2017
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Sparky - we were blessed with our Sparky boy in May 2016 from the Humane Society. He is 1/2 whippet and so much fun.
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:14 AM
Mark and Jane Fairchild
A love built upon Jesus Christ
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Mark and Jane Fairchild
in front of Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Albuquerque, New Mexico...
Jane - and her many comments... hmmmm.
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM
From left to right: Marian (Paul's wife); My only brother (sitting) Paul Schweizer, Anthony (Paul's grand son - standing behind Paul); Baby Grand son Maddox; Savannah (Grand daughter) standing at right; and Madison, Grand Daughter sitting on Paul's lap