It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Fairchild, a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and aunt. Born on October 28, 1957, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Barbara's journey on this earth came to an end on July 2, 2023, surrounded by family at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Barbara was the cherished daughter of Herman W. and June I. Forey. She grew up in Sheboygan and attended Sheboygan South High School, where she honed her skills and prepared herself for the challenges of life.
After high school, Barbara pursued further education at Lakeshore Technical College, where she continued to develop and expand her knowledge. Equipped with her education, she entered the workforce and dedicated herself to the field of nursing.
Barbara's professional journey took her to Comfort Care as a CNA, where she applied her passion for caregiving and made a significant impact on the lives of others. Her infectious laughter, empathy, and quick wit touched the hearts of all those she cared for.
In her free time, Barbara enjoyed baking, painting, billiards, writing poetry, and gardening. Barbara won numerous trophies and awards for billiards including, Sheboygan's Top Women Shooter, as well an Editor's Choice Award for outstanding achievement in poetry from poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry.
Outside of her professional life, Barbara's heart belonged to her family. She shared her life with her partner, Richard L. Fairchild, and together they built a beautiful life full of love and cherished memories. Barbara was a devoted and loving mother to her two children, Jamie Forey and Cody (Beth) Fairchild.
Barbara found immense joy in being a grandmother and embraced her role with love and affection. She leaves behind three adoring grandchildren; Jordan Brown, Hayden Fairchild, and Lily Fairchild, as well as one great grandson; Theodore "Teddy Bear" Conjurski, whose lives were forever enriched by her presence.
She is also survived by nieces, Dora (Gary) Simpson, Dawn Staggs, and Sandra Staggs; nephews, Garwood Staggs, and Mark (Danielle) Staggs; as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, and many other friends and family.
Throughout her life, Barbara had a profound impact on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her kind heart, gentle spirit, and unwavering compassion were evident in all that she did. Barbara will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.
As we mourn the loss of Barbara Fairchild, let us remember and celebrate the beautiful life she led and the lasting mark she left on this world. May her soul find eternal peace and may her memory be a blessing to us all.
In lieu of flowers, condolences can be sent to 1628 N 12th St. Sheboygan, WI, 53081.
Barbara's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses for their exceptional care of Barbara during her time at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Barbara left many poems behind for her children and family including this one:
When I Die
A time to live, a time to die
Hush my children now don’t you cry
Sooner or later we all must go
My life’s complete as I watched you grow
Put flowers at my head and some at my feet
Send balloons to the heavens
Now smile and don’t weep
And when it’s time for you to go
I’ll be at the gates this I know
And once again my life complete
As my babies sit at my feet
-To my children