Fayette (Skip) Fowlston was born in Oneonta, NY, grew up in Franklin, NY, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Genosea College.
Skip began her teaching career in New York and then continued in Texas, Maine, and San Diego, California, before joining DoDDS in 1970. Her first assignment was as a first grade teacher at Wurtsmith Elementary at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Later that same year she became the kindergarten librarian and for the following two years, the high school librarian.
In 1973, Skip received a transfer to Frankfurt, Germany, as the middle school librarian. During her 15 years in Germany, she developed many friendships within the international community, traveled throughout Europe, tended to her vegetable garden, and enjoyed Christmas vacations in Austria.
In 1988 Skip transferred to Okinawa, Japan, where she was the librarian at Zukeran Elementary. There she enjoyed new as well as renewed friendships with DoDDS colleagues.
Throughout her DoDDS teaching career, Skip fought a courageous and determined battle against cancer but in 1994, it became necessary for her to retire and seek medical care in the States. Sadly, Skip passed away on March 3, 2004, and was laid to rest in Franklin, NY.