Ed Francis Fayette, Jr., 74, passed away at home on November 4, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. His last requests included having his love, Cheryl, and all seven of his children together at his side. He died peacefully after both were fulfilled.
Ed was born in Blaine, WA to the late Ed Francis
Fayette, Sr. and Marion Collver Fayette. He graduated from Blaine High School before joining the U.S. Coast Guard in 1963. He earned a degree in Sociology from the University of Alaska. In 1972 he moved his
family to Alaska where he built and maintained the Anchorage telecommunications
network. After retirement, he spent his days between AK and WA.
Ed is survived by his mother, Marion Fayette, sister Mitzi & Bruce Freeman, brother Dana & Valerie Fayette, and brother Pete Fayette. His partner, Cheryl
Pettersen and her son Jason & Karena Stockinger, and son Peter & Shelly
Pettersen.His seven children: his daughter Kirsten and Larry Ryan; daughter
Rebecca and Bryan Wyllie; daughter Jennifer Fayette; daughter Noelle and Donnie Umbarger; son Ed and Danielle Fayette; daughter Amanda and Josh Smulski; and
son Blake Fayette. His six nieces- Lisa, Angela, Jessica, Danielle, Andrea, and
Brittany, 22 grandchildren-Alexandria, Jessikah, Kirsti, Jacob, Teagan, Avery Jo, Cosmo, Caedmon, Calin, Jeremy, Nathan, Danelle, Stella, Christopher, Hunter,
Stetson, Roan, Joshua, Tyler, Zoey, Elsie, Kenzie, and two great-grandchildren,
Arianna and Lily.
Ed loved the outdoors and Alaska quickly became the place he called home.
Ed was both a natural craftsman and possessed of a love for science and technology. His favorite pastime was enjoying the cabin on Hat island which he built with the help of his good friend, Bruce.
The sparkle in his eyes, his smile, and sharing of his own philosophical take on the world will be greatly missed.