It seems only fitting that one should mark the deaths of two Fairfield boys together since they died within 6 months of each other. One is Dr. Gerald W. Eastwood and the other his brother Dr. Robert A. Eastwood. Both were sons of Floyd and Margaret Eastwood, long time residents of Fairfield and Couple of the Bench in 1984. Gerald died August 17, 2021 in Prince Fredrick, MD and Robert March 11, 2022, in Darby, MT. Both were born in Great Falls, MT; Gerald on February 22, 1933 and Robert on January 18, 1938. From one coast of the USA to the other, these brothers lived the American dream in their own ways and demonstrated that no matter where you are raised or what schools you attend, you can leave your mark on the world and live lives of distinction.
Gerald, 5 years Robert’s senior, became a dentist; Robert a medical doctor. Both were graduates of Fairfield High School. Both thoroughly enjoyed the sports offered at their small school and could still sing the Fairfield fight song, insisting that their children join in. Both attended Oregon Heath Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, receiving degrees in their respective fields. Gerald did his undergraduate work at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and Robert at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.