A public gathering will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Roberta passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.
Bobbie Fairchild, the daughter of Robert and Clara (Stodden) Harrison was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Sioux City. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City, where she received her education, graduating from Leeds High School. She later received her teacher's certificate from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.
Bobbie married Jim Fairchild on Feb. 12, 1956 in Sioux City. Following their marriage, they moved to Sioux Rapids, where she taught Kindergarten and first grade at Alta, Sioux Rapids and Sioux Central Public Schools, until her retirement in 1993 after 30 years of teaching. She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Bobbie was also a member of the Women's Sorority at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her infant sister, Carolyn Harrison.
Roberta is survived by her husband, Jim of Spencer; her children: Tim and his wife, Pat of Cornelia, Ga., Tom and his wife, Suki of Minneapolis, Minn., and Rita of Milford; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.