Mariellen Fagan, 60 - Travelers Rest

Mariellen Fagan, 60 - Travelers Rest

Mariellen Mining Fagan, 60, of Travelers Rest, passed away suddenly on September 27th, 2021, at MUSC in Charleston. Though we do not know the exact cause of death at the time of this writing, Mariellen had a chronic illness (Lupus Nephritis) for more than thirty years.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mariellen lived primarily in the Summit and Medina County (OH) area. She was the daughter of the late Paul Henry and Helen Citino Mining. She greatly enjoyed the many years the family spent at Point Retreat in Sandusky, OH, and all the many friends that she came to know there over twenty-six years. Mariellen previously resided in Houston and Austin, TX. She currently resided in Travelers Rest, SC.

Mariellen (a very patient woman) met her husband of 38 years, Michael, more than forty years ago. Throughout the years she supported his career by being patient with all the travel and being an amazing host for the many gatherings at their homes.

Mariellen’s girls, Kait Fagan (Kyle Oliver) and Meg Fagan Mason (Bill Mason), were the love of her life. She delighted in her regular communications and staying involved in their lives. Nothing made her happier than the times spent with them. She deeply loved her son-in-law, Bill, and Kait’s partner, Kyle.

Mariellen was a world traveler, and the family enjoyed many vacations spent together with their dear friends. Her passions were gardening and decorating. She delighted in “re-doing” any house that she ever lived in.

Although many years retired, Mariellen spent a career in Public Relations concentrating on motor sports. She enjoyed the many friends and colleagues that she met throughout her work life.

Private services will be held Friday, October 1st, at the Howze Mortuary in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. A celebration of Mariellen’s life will take place next spring with details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, should you desire, please contribute to your favorite charity or Friends of Camp Christopher at

Mariellen lived her life by the simple rule of “Be Kind.”

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.