May 1, 1924 ~ July 25, 2014|
Fawn Christensen Huish, 90, passed away July 25, 2014 at her home at Summerfield Manor in Orem, Utah.
She and her twin sister were born May 1, 1924 to John Christian and Eliza Burton Christensen of Fairview,Utah. Fawn graduated form North Sanpete High School where she was known for her speech and dramatic talents including participation in school plays and dramatic readings. During World War II Fawn worked for four years at Hill Air Force Base, She moved to Provo to attend BYU in 1946. She worked at the BYU Bookstore and was a member of the Cesta Tai Sorority. She met her sweetheart, John Huish at the "Y" after he returned from serving as an Air Force pilot in the War. They were married March 17, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple. They loved dancing to the big band music of Glen Miller, square dancing, bowling, camping and deer hunting.
Fawn was dedicated to community service in the city of Orem. She was a member of the Orem Booster Club and served as Orem Chamber of Commerce secretary, and as a radio reporter for Orem on Station KOUO. Fawn organized many city activities, including the first 100 float parade for Orem's Summer Celebration. She received a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Milton Jameson for her dedication and service to her community. She also served as PTA President at Hillcrest and Westmore elementary schools where her creative ideas brought about many successful events.
Fawn and John loved camping and deer hunting with their children and extended family. These became annual family traditions and created a love of nature and the outdoors in their children. Fawn and John were also avid BYU sports supporters and rarely missed a football or basketball game throughout their married life. Fawn enjoyed serving in her church, particularly as ward activity chairman and director of road shows, where her organizational skills and creative talents served her well. She worked in the youth center at the Provo Temple and served as a pink lady at Utah Valley Hospital for several years. Fawn worked side by side with her husband for 17 years at the family business, Huish's. She learned the value of hard work at a young age, having grown up on a farm. She loved cooking for her family and maintained a beautiful yard and flower garden, and enjoyed making afghans for family members. She loved baking for members of her ward and was known by many as the "cake lady."
Fawn was preceded in death by her husband, Col. John C. Huish, son Scott Edward Huish, grandson Dr. Cristopher Olsen, one brother and three sisters. She is survived by Shari Olsen (Brad), Todd Huish (Sann), Jaclyn Durrant (Matthew), 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31th at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, at 11:00 am. Friends and family may call Wednesday evening, July 30th from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday prior to the Funeral Services from 9:30-10:30 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery. To send condolences to the family please visit www.walkersanderson.com
Published in Deseret News on July 27, 2014