John C. Fisher, 78, a long time resident of Haines, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002.
John was cremated at his request and there will be no service.
He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Haines to Lena Maxwell Fisher and Calvin “Callie” Fisher. Upon his graduation from Muddy Creek High School in 1942, John enlisted in the Navy. His military career spanned 23 years, serving during WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam.
Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1967, John returned to Haines. He worked for the Safeway Corporation for 17 years in LaGrande and Baker.
He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. John was a member in good standing in the Elks, American Legion, and Eagles.
John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jeanette “Jean” Fisher; daughter, Elaine Thomas of Oroville, Calif.; son, John L. Fisher of West Linn; grandchildren, Meagan, Paul and Joe Fisher of West Linn, Michelle Slone of Palo Alto, CA, Sandra Slone of Portland and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Charles Fisher and sister, Elizabeth (Fisher) Rhodes. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon 97814.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon Oct. 17, 2002
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor