21 July 2015
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Henry William Deneke and Lucile Fouhy Deneke, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Denver in 1950 with a BA in English, and then worked as a stewardess on a DC-3 for United Airlines. She married Edwin William Fairweather in San Francisco in 1951, and they had 58 wonderful years together. Following Bill’s career, they lived in Des Plaines, Illinois; Succasunna, New Jersey (where she was very active in local politics and was actively involved in Barry Goldwater’s campaign, was the first official Town Hostess, and was a Cub Scout den mother); Grosse lle, Michigan; Sparta, New Jersey: and Lake Monticello, Virginia. Together they were able to also travel to Germany, England and Australia.
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