Earon A. Fairbourn

1945 ~ 2023

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Our beloved father, brother and grandfather, Earon A. Fairbourn, passed away unexpectedly on January 26.

Earon was born on May 29, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alva W. Fairbourn and Betty Lou Jensen Fairbourn. Earon attended Jordan High School and graduated in 1963. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Marketing in 1967. On December 13, 1967, Earon married Judy Thurber Fairbourn in a union that lasted until Judy’s tragic death in 1986.

Earon served as a Field Artillery Captain in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea during the Vietnam war era. His patriotism to our Country was unending. Earon was very active in many sports and played football in high school and college. Earon loved spending time outdoors with his family; he was an avid skier, water skier and mountain biker. He loved being in the mountains and spending time at the beach. Earon moved to San Diego, California during the last decade of his life where he continued to cheer on the Utes with his daughter and son-in-law.

Earon will always be remembered for his quick and warm smile, his big heart, his generosity, and the love and kindness he showed to everyone. He is so dearly missed. We love you “Pop.”

Earon is survived by his son E. Michael Fairbourn (Julia), his daughter Andrea “Andi” Fairbourn Horton (Chris), his three grandchildren, Lauren, Jordan and Michael, his sister Juanita, and his brother and best friend Jim (Debbie), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Earon was preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his adored wife, Judy.

Earon was a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, and as a disabled veteran, donations to this organization, or any organization supporting our Veterans is appreciated.

A graveside service will be held Saturday April 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The services will take place at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E Dimple Dell Road in Sandy.


We love you Uncle Earon. You will be missed.

- Brodie Family

Earon was a great friend. He was my first date to a school dance. We went to Jordan together and loved being Beetdiggers. Hope his family keeps fond memories of him. I know Robert and I will.

- Kathy Birch Damjanovich

Juanita we are so sorry for your lose.

- Lou an Carrie weichert

Our thoughts a prayers go to the Fairbourn family.

- Brinton and Nancy Burbidge

On behalf of the Walch family, Uncle Earon, you will be missed dearly, such a great guy. Many prayers for the family.

- Christopher Walch

Heartfelt condolences to Andi and the Fairbourn family. Much gratitude for Mr. Fairbourn’s service to our country and love for his family.

- Jason Cho

Aaron always had a kind smile and a good word and was genuinely interested in the conversation and making others feel important. Sending my love to all the kids and family.

- Kathy Meyers

Earon sounds like a wonderful man who cared for his family and country. Sending lots of love to you during this difficult time.

- Tracy Whipple

Andi I now know where your sense of adventure and fun comes from. Thank you for sharing bits of Earon's life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. XXOO

- Diane Fisher

Andi, I am so sorry for your loss. Extending my deepest sympathy and love.

- Suzanne Murray