Rachel (Mickey) Fagnant


Rachel (Mickey) Fagnant passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the age of 91. She passed away at South Lincoln Nursing Center in Kemmerer. 

Mickey, as she was fondly known, was born on June 7, 1929, in Diamondville, the daughter of Rachel (Armstrong) and George Kirkwood. Mickey was married to George Fagnant on Feb. 14, 1948, in Kemmerer.

Mickey lived her entire life in Kemmerer. She was an avid bowler. She loved to camp, hike, cross-country ski, attend family picnics, socialize (daily coffee) with everyone in town, and she always wanted to drive up Hams Fork to watch the migration of the sandhill cranes, and to enjoy the deer and elk. She was also a member of the Wyoming Historical Society. 

Mickey is survived by her eight children, Ann Kindler (Tom), Janet Vetos (Doug), Joe (Diane) Fagnant, Mary Failoni (Richard), Dorothy Painter (Bill), Susan Elliott-Hieb (Randy), Tony Fagnant (Mary) and Matt Fagnant (Susan); 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mickey is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Fagnant; her brothers, George Kirkwood, Art Kirkwood and William Kirkwood. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Carol Ness; and a grandson, Brian Carotta.

Mickey will be greatly missed. She was genuinely kind to all and was a loving mother, an incredible grandmother and a great friend to many.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private celebration of her life will take place for her immediate family. There will be memorial services for the public, which will be held in the Spring of 2021. She will be laid to rest next to her husband George at the South Lincoln Cemetery in the spring of 2021. At her request, cremation will take place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kemmerer Senior Citizens Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ball Family Chapel.

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