February 1, 2006 ~ October 5, 2006
Richard LeRoy Fairleigh, 78 of Torrance died October 05, 2006 at his residence under the care of Trinity Hospice with his wife by his side.
Interment Services will be held Wednesday October 11, 2006 at Pacific Crest Cemetery, with family friend William Bond officiating.
The Fairleigh family prefers memorials be directed to Trinity Hospice in Southern California.
Richard LeRoy Fairleigh was born February 1, 1928 in the old Torrance memorial hospital in downtown Torrance. He had one sibling Barbara Jean Fairleigh.
He met Mary Lou (Strovers) Fairleigh through a friend after a 3 year stay in the military. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1953
The couple had three children, Barb, Rick, and Jane. Rick has 3 children Tonya, Raegan, and Kris and 4 grandchildren. Jane has two girls, Kristen and Kara.
Richard worked for Weddle Woodcraft for 27 years, and enjoyed working on race cars with his son, and going to ASCOT Park in Gardena. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and watching the races until the closing of ASCOT in 1990.
He is preceded in death by sister Barbara Jean, and parents Jewell and Roy.
Richard is survived by his wife Mary and their three children: Barb of Lakewood, California, Rick of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jane of Sioux Center, Iowa. His five grand children Tonya of Colorado Springs, CO. Ragegan and Kris in Laurens Iowa. Kristen and Kara of Sioux Center, Iowa. Also by his 4 great grandchildren, Caden of Colorado Springs, Paul and Breanna of Laurens Iowa, and Charlie.
The Fairleigh's want to express their sincere gratitude of their neighbors William and Rebecca Bond of Torrance, and their family for their generous and kind giving spirit to them these past years when illness has kept them in their home quite a bit. The visits and sermon highlights were very special to the Fairleigh's not being able to attend church as often as they would have liked to, and thank you to "Mack" for your visits as well. Your friendship will be treasured for years to come. God Bless
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