William Fanning
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Our husband, father, grandfather, and best friend passed away due to complications from internal stomach bleeding at Rose Hospital in Denver. Bill was surrounded with love by his wife, Jana, daughter Jayme, and son T, as he took his last breath. Bill was born in Boulder to the late William Sr. and Velda (Lipsey) Fanning, and grew up in Grand Junction. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1964, was drafted into the Army in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1969. After his military service, he obtained his degree from Ft. Lewis College in Durango. Bill and Jana were married in Grand Junction in 1971. After living in Durango and Boulder, they settled in Longmont. Shortly thereafter, Bill began his banking career by working for several banks, culminating his career by establishing his own company, Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He was very successful, becoming the largest residential construction lender in Boulder County and the Front Range. Bill was also active in his community, serving on numerous boards and was President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce in 1983. Family and friends were extremely important to Bill; the trait he was most known for was his generosity. He made sure to demonstrate his appreciation and love by giving lavish gifts and cooking gourmet meals, which he was well known for. Bill also loved to travel, especially to Mexico, Italy, and Ireland. Bill is survived by his wife Jana, daughter Jayme Ryan (Shane), son William T. Fanning III (Jennifer), grandkids Marc Evans and Ashley Evans, his Aunt Marge Magner, and many cousins. He also left many extremely close friends behind, all of whom will miss his hour-long telephone conversations. He is predeceased in death by his parents and sister Diane Najera. Visitation will be held at Howe Mortuary in Longmont on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00am. Bill's dearest friend, Father Dick Haldane, will officiate Mass. Due to COVID, no reception will occur at this time; we will have a Celebration of Life this summer in Longmont and Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Denver Rescue Mission, Catholic Charities or the charity of your choice. To join the Thursday Mass via Livestream, please follow the link; https://youtu.be/Kc-KCAzLJKE

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Published in Longmont Times-Call on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
It broke our hearts to see that Bill has passed away. We are so sorry that we missed his visitation and mass. Please accept our most sincerest condolences. Mike and Martha Santoyo
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