Shannon Lee Fair, 73, passed from this life peacefully surrounded by his family on August 12, 2014. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Shannon led a wonderful life enjoying his family and always put them first. He was quite an athlete in his younger years, playing football, basketball and then many years of softball as a 'left-handed pitcher.' Shannon worked at the CF&I for over 39 years as a machinist and vibration analyst, loved his work and had many friends there. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145. His family worshiped him for his stories, patience, unconditional love and generosity and he will be missed and loved always. Survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Douglas (Claudine) and Gregory (Nadine Shelton); grandchildren, Ryan, Emily, Carsen, Campbell and Chloe Fair; brothers, Fred (Kay) Fair and Merle (Lynn) Fair; in-laws, Jenny (Jeff) Eickelman, Barbara (Joe) Thompson and Don Gibbs; and his very special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Preceded in death by his son, Brent Fair; parents, Adolph and Velma Fair; in-laws, Hank and Dorothy Gibbs; brother, Earl; brother-in-law, David Gibbs; and sister-in-law, Barbara Gibbs. The family wishes to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and to so many friends for their support and prayers during this journey. 'Shash' requested that family and friends gather and tell stories of happier times together. Open house celebration of life gathering, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West 'B' Street. Everyone is welcome and bring your stories. As 'Shash' would say, 'Had fun at your party!' Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I only knew Shannon as a super person with a love for the game of golf. Fair winds and following seas. Your friend, Tommy Nelson.

  2. Dearest Doug, Buddha, and Nancy… I have fond memories of Shannon… mostly laughter! Sharing a Lean Cuisine dinner with you folks; and watching TV upstairs. Shannon was an incredible man, who loved his family deeply… it was obvious, in his gestures, laughter, and affection. The Heavens have a new Angel… Brent is joyful — he has his Dad with him, again. I pray your memories last forever, and your sorrow… soon subside.

  3. Dearest Doug, Buddha, and Nancy… I have fond memories of Shannon… mostly laughter! Sharing a Lean Cuisine dinner with you folks; and watching TV upstairs. Shannon was an incredible man, who loved his family deeply… it was obvious, in his gestures, laughter, and affection. The Heavens have a new Angel… Brent is joyful — he has his Dad with him, again. I pray your memories last forever, and your sorrow… soon subside.

  4. Nan & Family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will never forget the great time with had with you and Shash at Lake Powell! Louis loved sitting with Shash as he tried to teach him to say Aluminum. He was an amazing Man and we will miss seeing his smiling face.
    Love,
    Angy, Mike, & Louis Casamento

  5. My sincere sympathy to the Fair family. Shannon was a great father and role model to his boys. He supported them and cheered them on in all that they did.

  6. Nancy, We’re saddened over Shannon’s passing. Prayers of comfort for you and the boys. Shannon was a good friend and true Bulldog. We had many great memories of playing for Centennial. Shannon’s attitude and competitiveness stand out in my memories of him. God bless you and your family.

  7. Nancy and Family,
    Just wanted to send love and prayers to you all. Shash was such a truly nice man and was loved and respected by so many. You all have my deepest sympathy.

  8. Nancy, Doug, Greg & Family,
    Mike and I want you all to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Shannon was such an amazing man, husband, father and friend. We will always remember his smile, fun nature and enthusiasm for life. He was definitely a positive influence on both of our lives and we were truly blessed to have known him. He will be missed forever. We love you all!

    Cheryl & Mike Hoglund

  9. Nancy, Doug, Greg, and Family,

    I had the privilege of knowing Shannon at a very young age as “Shan” was one of the stars of the Machine Shop Softball Team. While the early years of the CF&I league were more of a “Let’s play for a keg of Beer” league, when Shannon started playing, things changed and the competition started getting tough. Back in 1967, my dad, “Bob Bridgman” was the team Manager who once in a while played, but when Shannon joined the Machine Shop with other teammates such as Don Gibbs, Louie Luna, Mike Tafoya, Grinny, Bob Easton, “Bo”, Jesse Leyba. Art Beery, Bill Marohn, Bob Jackson, and more players who I can no longer remember. “Shan” was my favorite player. I was only 10 years old, but when “Shan” came to bat, I was paying attention. This man hit more home runs than anybody on the team and in the league. My favorite story about Shannon was that my Dad told me “Shan” could lay down a bunt any time it was needed and he would usually beat the throw to first. He was an amazing athlete. Long after the Machine Shop days I remember my Dad taking me to Runyon Field to watch a group of Pueblo All-Stars play an exhibition game against Eddie Feiner, “The King and his Court”. My memory may be a little foggy, but the way I remember it, “Shan” pitched 2 scoreless, no-hit, innings and also got a base hit against the King. Shannon was a tremendous pitcher who could strike out just about anybody. So I tell the story of what a good Softball player he was, but I must go on to say what a great person he was. I was fortunate to play after the games, with Brent, Doug, and Greg, as after the Machine Shop had probably won another game, Shannon, Nancy, my Mon and Dad,l would all stay sometimes and pitch to all of the kids and let us run the bases. Years later, when I worked at CF&I, I would have several other great experience, playing golf with Shan. Doug, Greg, and my own Dad. That is when I truly got to know Shannon who was not just a great softball player, he was a great person. While we did not stay in touch over the year, I always respected and admired the man. Shannon Fair”. Respectfully, Scott Bridgman

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have many fond memories of such a nice man and how much he loved the ball field. I remember his devotion to his family and the smile he wore on his face all the time. I will keep you all of you in my prayers and pray for peace in your hearts. Hugs Nancy, Doug and Greg.

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