Calvin Munson Fair
Longtime Soldotna resident Dr. Calvin Munson Fair died Friday, Jan. 1, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage with his family by his side. He was 74.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at the United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley St. in Soldotna. Pastor Richard Whetsell will officiate. A reception will immediately follow.
Dr. Fair was born Sept. 22, 1932, to Lowell and Mary (Munson) Fair in Walton, Ind., where he graduated from Walton High School in 1950. After completing his undergraduate studies at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., he went on to the University of Indiana School of Dentistry. He married Martha Jane Jump on June 17, 1956, in Indiana.
He came to the Port of Whittier military base in 1957 while serving in the U.S. Army as a dentist. He served two years in Whittier and a third year at Fort Knox, Ky. After his discharge in 1960, he settled in Soldotna, before homesteading nearby.
Dr. Fair became the first dentist on the central Kenai Peninsula, starting his practice in Soldotna in October 1960. He retired from active dentistry in 1997.
In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and building and repairing things, especially musical instruments.
He was a member of the Soldotna Historical Society and a charter member of the Soldotna United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Jane Jump of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Clark Fair and Karen Brewer-Fair of Soldotna, daughter and son-in-law, Janeice and Dave Amick of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Heather Fair of Wasilla; grandchildren, Olivia and Kelty Fair of Soldotna and Abby Amick of Anchorage; sister, Joyce Beechy of Walton; and brother, Steve Fair of Sterling.
Donations may be sent to the memorial fund of the Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley St. Soldotna, AK 99669; Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, 315 Klondike Ave. Homer, AK 99603; Soldotna Historical Society, P.O. Box 1986 Soldotna, AK 99669; or Kenai Watershed Forum, P.O. Box 2937 Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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