Harry Steve Fair passed away August 7, 2023, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Steve was born December 11, 1957, at Gordon, Nebraska, to Jack and Delores Fair. Steve grew up on his family’s ranch southeast of Gordon.
He had a love of roping and most things rodeo. He spent many weekends traveling just to turn a steer. Steve loved to visit with friends and was always ready for a trip to town, or to have company at his home. He was an avid card player and loved a good competitive game of cribbage, hearts, and spades. He was a lifelong sandhills cowboy. After working on a few ranches, Steve returned to his parent’s ranch in 1996, where he remained until his death.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Jack Fair, and three siblings, Matt, Delynn, and Edd Fair. He is survived by his mother Delores Fair of Gordon, sister Deano Hilliker (Bill Hilliker) of Kilgore, NE, children Mandy Fair (Jonathan Roth) of Alliance, NE, Matt Fair (Hilary Blonien) of Alliance, NE, Jackson Fair of Gordon, and Jessica Schaff (Casey Schaff) of Spearfish, SD; grandsons Quinten Fair and Link Fair, both of Alliance, and a great-granddaughter Brooklynn Fair of Gothenburg, NE, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Steve didn’t want a funeral service, but instead a gathering of family and friends for a Celebration of Life at his favorite watering hole, The Italian Inn in Gordon, NE. Please join his family and friends on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, to tell your favorite memories and stories.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials for the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.