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Frances E. Fairall
September 13, 1936 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Frances Elizabeth (Hatter) Fairall, 85, of Ellicott City, Maryland, formerly of Laurel, Maryland, passed away on July 1st, 2022, at her home. Frances was born September 13, 1936, in Laurel, Maryland, the only child of the late Hope Gordon Hatter and the late Margaret Sinclair (Howard) Hatter.
Frances was a secretary at Laurel Elementary School and then transferred to Bond Mill Elementary School upon its opening. She retired after 30 years of service in June 1997.
Frances enjoyed and was proud of her work and stayed connected with her numerous co-workers, who became some of her very best friends following retirement.
Frances graduated from Laurel High School in 1954. She loved attending class reunions and maintaining friendships with some of her closest high school friends. Frances became quite active in the Laurel Order of the Eastern Star in the early 1970’s, where she served as Worthy Matron 1987-1988. From there she made even more life-long friends, with which she was in touch right up to the end. After meeting Bernard Brown, they became members of the Boumi Temple Shrine in Baltimore to become part of the Camel Wheels and Camelettes, with the mission of raising awareness and funds for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Through the years Frances and Bernard enjoyed cruises, attending parades and conventions, and plenty of trips with their friends. Frances always maintained Bermuda was one of her most favorite destinations.
Frances is survived by her children, William F. Fairall of Berlin, MD, Gary H. Fairall of Deep Creek, MD, Lisa M. Krakat (Robert) of Clarksville, MD, and Laurie S. Fairall-Rueter of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She is also survived by grandchildren Brock, Marissa, and Garrett Krakat, and Isabelle and Liam Rueter. Frances is predeceased by William H. Fairall and her most beloved companion, Bernard E. Brown.
A memorial visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home in Laurel, Maryland on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, from 11:00am - 1:00pm, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Laurel, Maryland.