Phillip Fauquet of Ames died Monday, July 02, 2018, at his home in Ames. A visitation will be 4 - 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church 159 Sheldon Ave. with a celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames.
Phillip John Fauquet was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 1941, son of Paul and Bonnie (Brown) Fauquet. He attended Plattsmouth High School and then received a BA degree majoring in music education from the University of Nebraska. He served in the US Navy from 1961-1965 with assignments in Washington DC, the Navy School of Music, Yokosuka, Japan, and traveled with the Seventh Fleet as a band member in the Indo-Asia Pacific.
Phil taught instrumental music in South Sioux City, Audubon, Red Oak, Manning, Exira, and finishing the last 20 years of his career in Nevada, Iowa.
Phil married Linda Harris on June 1, 1972. They have twin daughters Emily and Sarah. He was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Session, sang in choirs, and was a member of the CPC rummage committee. He enjoyed attending concerts, golfing, listening to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and the University of Nebraska football games, reading non-fiction, the weekly Sunday brunch get-togethers with all of his dear friends, and most of all, loving and being with his family.
Phil is survived by his wife, Linda, his daughters, Sarah (Seattle, Washington), Emily (San Francisco, California), brothers Larry and Dan, and sister Joyce. Phil was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister Phyllis Jane.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Collegiate Presbyterian Church in honor of Phil Fauquet.
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Phil started our daughter in 5th grade on oboe and she went on to get a Bachelors and Masters in Oboe Performance. He was so supportive and encouraging in those early years of music. Also, a wonderful colleague and friend in my early years at Nevada.
Linda and family,
What great memories we have of Phil and your family from your church days in Nevada. He was a blessing to the church, the school and the music students, and the community. His was a life well-lived and we are blessed that we could share that journey. The Henry family
Linda and family,
I can't begin to recount all the memories I have of Mr. Fauquet. He was a teacher and mentor to me, and a friend to our entire family. He expected much from me and always pushed me to achieve more. I'm deeply grateful for the impact he had on my life, and it was this type of impact from him and others that led me to become a teacher myself. I thought about him often and always hoped for a chance to reconnect. My sympathies to all of you.
Linda and family-
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of my years as a student of Mr. Fauquet. Linda - do you recall playing the piano accompaniment for my saxophone solo for contest? He will be missed by many.
Exira Class of 1980
When I was a kid, Mr. Fauquet pushed me to play in band even though I am deaf, will forever be grateful for him teaching me how to play the drums and saxophone!
Linda and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Phil's death. But he has now moved on to his new life!
We appreciated the start Phil gave both of our girls in instrumental music. It has served them both SO well! And my first year in the Nevada district was sharing space with Phil in the basement of the old Milford building. That is where I really got to know him, and we laughed and talked every day. He will be missed by so many, but with fond memories.
Thanks for sharing him with our family.
Ron and Doxie Weber
What a guy!!! I had lots of fun with Phil for a few years there and have thought of him often after our move to Arizona.... I enjoyed his spirit and his enthusiasm for choir and sometimes for golf when it was going well. we had lots of deep discussions after golf etc.... still miss him cheers Jim Thomas
Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Please know I will be thinking of you and praying for comfort for you and your family. This is a difficult time, but take comfort in knowing he is celebrating with Jesus (and my mom). Love, Chris Tanner Steege (Verne’s oldest daughter)
Our sympathy to Phil's family. Our children were students of his in middle school and he got them off to a good start. We also remember playing along with him in community band for several summers. Especially we remember his corny jokes. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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