Wanda Lee Fair
May 20, 1932 – November 10, 2020
On November 10, 2020 Wanda Lee Fair (nee Kelley), 88, of Catonsville, Maryland passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. Wanda was the beloved wife of the late Charles Fair, Sr. and the devoted mother of Charles Fair, Jr. and his wife Ida and Wanda Susan Barrick and her husband Michael; dear sister of Edith, Rosalie, Alice and the late Lillian, Mary Lou, Clyde, and Dianne; cherished grandmother of Sabrena, Shawn, Dawn and the late Michael; great-grandmother of Xanden, Xelirra, Xathien, Siera, Ashton, Mitchil and Seraphina.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Maryland 21075 ( Exit 6 South off Route 100) on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm where a Life Celebration Service will be held at 1:00pm. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.
- Charles Fair, Jr. (Ida), Son
- Wanda Susan Barrick (Michael), Daughter
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Wanda Lee Fair
November 15, 2020
With love from your sister, Edie
The Sled Ride - - One winter day Wandie, Charles, Leonard and I decided to go sledding on the farm grounds where Leonard and I lived. We all got on the one sled, first Leonard, then Charles, and then me and Wandie. Wandie was the last one on the sled. The hill wasn’t steep, but was very bumpy. Half way down the hill, Wandie fell off the sled but still clung to me. Wandie bumped down the rest of the hill on her tush right behind the sled! Wandie was okay, but she got up and said she would never go sledding again!
A Quiet Country Ride ---- One night Wandie, Charles, Leonard and I were taking a ride down a country road when we came upon a construction site. Charles and Leonard spotted this huge piece of road construction equipment on the side of the road. All four of us climbed up on the machine. Charles and Leonard realized the keys were in the ignition and started it up. Just then a guard appeared with a gun and started yelling at us. You never saw 4 people move so fast. We were down and running for the car before the guard could get to us.
Buttered Cinnamon Buns ---- Wandie, LouLou, Lill and I all worked downtown. So every morning we rode the Greyound bus to work. I was always running late and my sisters would have the driver hold the bus for me. I really appreciated that because the next one would not come by for an hour. LouLou worked for O’Neills, I worked for Hochchild Kohns and Wandie worked for Hess Shoes. When we got off the bus, Wandie and I would count our pennies to see if we would have enough money to stop at Read’s Drug store to buy one of their special cinnamon buns. They would spread butter on it and toast it on the grill. Money was tight back then and sometimes we could only afford one and then we would split it. We couldn’t afford to do this often so it was a special treat for us. I will always remember how we enjoyed those cinnamon buns!