Mrs. J.H. Fisher Answers Call
Funeral services conducted by Rev. E.L. Beem of the Christain church, were held at the chapel on Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. J.H. (Harvey) Fisher, who passed away at her home in Hurricane Creek on Sunday, Dec. 9, after an illness of only an hour. Music was by Mrs. Helen Kay and Mrs. Lois Best, who sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with Me”. Pallbearers were Fred Himelwright, Tracy Puderbaugh, Willard Heskett, Albert Childers, Elmer Roup and J.O. Blume.
Hattie Ellen Bloom was born Jan. 13, 1863, at Cove, and had spent her entire life of 82 years in eastern Oregon. She was united in marriage to J.H. Fisher August 15, 1884, at Union. They made their home in Union county for 20 years, coming to Wallowa county in 1904 and settling in the Leap county, where they lived for about 16 years before moving their present home.
Mrs. Fisher was the first white child born at Cove. Mrs. Fisher was the mother of 11 children, one passing away in infancy.
Surviving, besides the widower are sons; Willie of Salem; Harry of Spokane; Bruce of Enterprise; Frank at the family home; and Ira of Milton-Freewater, and daughters; Mrs. Frank Downing, Mrs. W.M. Downing and Mrs. John Stein of Enterprise, Mrs. W.R. Freudenberg of Prairie Creek, and Mrs. Julius Aleson of Joseph. There are also 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
In celebration of the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, on Sunday, August 20, 1944, their children held a get-together at the family home, which was attended by over 40 of the relatives. Mrs. Fisher was a kind and generous person, devoted to her family and loved by all who knew her.
Out-of-town relatives coming for the funeral were Obid Fisher, grandson of Salem; Mrs. Hattie Wolverton, niece of Echo; and Ralph and Eugen Bloom, nephews of Salem, Willie and Harry were unable to come.
Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated 13 Dec. 1945.
Contributed by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher