Marjorie Fae Compton Mairs was born January 24, 1923, in Ogden, Utah to Joseph Harry Compton and Deseret Faye Jones. Fae left this world to be reunited with her husband of 74 years on June 14, 2021. She has left a legacy of family to mourn her passing including her two sons, Robert (Eileen) Mairs and Terry (Theresa) Mairs, 12 living grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three siblings: Mary Adeline Wayment, Joseph Keith Compton, and Leah Della Johnson, and her granddaughter Windy Mairs Darrough.
Fae grew up in Ogden and met her husband while he was traveling from Boise, Idaho to Ogden for business in the summer of 1946. He proposed to her on New Years Eve at a dance, then again the next day after Fae had exclaimed, “You’re drunk! Ask me again when you’re sober!” They were married on June 7, 1947, in Ogden. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon on Catalina Island, and then quickly moved to Boise to settle into their new life together. They built a home on Mountain View Dr. in 1960 and there they stayed for the next 57 years. Fae was heavily involved in the local community and all societal affairs. She became well known for her high standards and hosting Miss Idaho pageant contestants in her home.
She was a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many different callings and positions in her local ward. She served with conviction and compassion to her fellow neighbors and friends. She and her husband were both dedicated to health and fitness and had early morning fitness routines together that extended into their later years. She was regularly seen walking on the Boise greenbelt with her close group of friends and family, lovingly known as the Happy Hoofers.
Through nearly 10 decades of life, Fae saw many advances in technology such as the switchboard telephone being replaced by smart phones, as well as society going through the Great Depression and several recessions coming out to where we are today. Fae worked hard to teach her family the importance of relationships with your spouse and children and teaching them hard work and dedication to your passion. She most treasured the time she spent with her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on June 24, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 6711 W. Northview St., Boise, ID at 2:00pm. A viewing before the services will start at 1:00pm. Fae will be laid to rest next to her husband at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise.
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