Fred W. Fait was born in Spokane to Fred and Bertha Fait on May 29th, 1924. He lived those years leading a happy, dignified and regret-free life. Fred passed away peacefully on March 17, 2012 at home with his wife of 67 years by his side.
A memorial service will be held for Fred at Fairmont Cemetery's Sunset Chapel on Saturday March 24 at 10 a.m. The service is open to the public.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.