Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Lloyd Leland Fisher, 72, died Feb. 8, 1999, at his home in Hillsboro following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 3, 1926, in Enterprise, he was one of five children born to James Edward and Vera Kyle (Draper) fisher. Lloyd was raised and schooled in Enterprise. He left school before the end of his senior year to join the Navy during WWII. Following his discharge, he returned to Enterprise and finished high school.
He served in the Air Force reserve, only to be called once again to active duty during the Korean War. In 1956 he moved to La Grande and in 1957 to the Beaverton/Hillsboro area. He worked for GTE for 36 years, retiring in 1989. He was an engineer in their communications division. Lloyd and Naomi were married January 5, 1994 in Hillsboro.
At the time of his death, he and his wife were attending Alliance Bible Church. A former Mason at the Joseph Lodge, he also had been an active member of the Tualatin Valley Gem and Agate Club. In addition to lapidary and rock hunting, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Turner. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Fisher of Hillsboro; daughters, Renee Fisher-Schaeffer of Seattle, Wash. and Nancy Price of Aloha; daughters and sons-in-law Denita and Joe Ware of Stayton and leRee and Jerry DeBusk of Redmond; sons Dan Leis of Cloverdale, Todd Holt and Tom Spicer of Hillsboro, David Fisher and wife Gay of Vancouver, Wash., Douglas Fisher and wife Sandi of Hillsboro, and Michael Holt and wife Judy of Keizer. Other survivors include nephews, Jim Fisher of Asotin, Wash., Allyn and Daine Fisher of Enterprise and Bill and Michelle Fisher of Hermiston; niece Vera and Manford Isley of Enterprise; son-in-law Bob Turner of Beaverton; 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Private services were held Feb. 8, 1999, with Pastor Bud Makus officiating.
Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated February 18, 1999.
Contributed by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher