Louise V. “Lou” Fager-Stanford
May 18, 1926 – April 29, 2020
TOPEKA — Louise V. “Lou” Fager-Stanford, Topeka, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was 93.
She was born May 18, 1926, in Osage City, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred Lungren Fager. Lou graduated from Rapp City High School and later went on to attend John Brown University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She worked as a surgical nurse for a plastic surgeon for approximately 12 years prior to joining the U.S. Air Force. Lou served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. She was proud to have served her country in addition to being an Air Force Flying Angel during the Vietnam War.
After retirement, she continued to work as a registered nurse for Stormont Vail Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, currently known as The University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis Health Campus.
Lou was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Topeka, Admire Busy Bee Community Club and held memberships with Westside Baptist Church of Emporia and Stotler Covenant Church of Osage City. She was a very active member in her bible study groups.
Lou married Melvin A. Stanford Oct. 10, 1992. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2013.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Jace Easterberg; and a granddaughter-in-law, Lynn Dee Easterberg.
She is survived by three children, Gary Stanford and wife, Patty, Allen, Kathy Phifer and husband, Gerald, Topeka, and Lisa Frazier and husband, Terry, Emporia; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Fager, Topeka; and many dearly loved family and host of friends.
Lou enjoyed spending time with her dogs and especially her grandchildren. She was multi-talented and was an outdoor enthusiast. She will be greatly missed.
Honoring Lou’s request, cremation is planned. A memorial ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel, 3700 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka. The family plans to inter portions of Lou’s cremated remains at Rapp City Cemetery and Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Osage City, as well as on the family farm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606.
Condolences may be expressed at, www.DoveTopeka.com.