January 5, 1955
March 23, 2013
Denise, a resident of Alamo, Calif., died at home March 23 after a valiant eight year battle against recurrent breast cancer. She waged a ferocious fight with a combination of faith, nutrition, medical care and a determination to live to parent her children. In this journey she demonstrated an unflinching, relentless faith in God.
She was born in Akron, Ohio, graduated from Tallmadge High School and the St. Thomas School of Nursing in Akron. She completed graduate training as a Nurse Anesthetist at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio. Denise worked many years as a nurse anesthetist at Akron General Medical Center and then at Oakland Kaiser Permanente.
She lived and worked in Kenya for three and a half years, serving as a clinical instructor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Kijabe Medical Center. She loved the field of nursing and encouraged and supported many young women's education as a nurse.
Denise was always interested and invested in others' lives. She was a mentor and model to many young men and women over the years. Her life of faith has been an inspiration to many. Her greatest passion was her family. Denise is survived by husband, David; children, Alexandra, Nathan Eric, Harrison; and her brother, Dennis Baker of Dallas, Texas
Visitation hours are Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Denise's life on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Community Presbyterian Church (PCP) located at 222 W El Pintado, Danville, Calif. beginning at 3 p.m. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Denise Fisher Memorial Nurse Anesthetist Scholarship Fund at Kijabe Medical Centre, Kenya. Checks may be sent to: AIM International, P.O. Box 3611, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Please include note to direct to Newton Project Account #000116, Denise Fisher Memorial Online: www.aimint.org/usa. Click on Give tab, click online giving, Search Newton, Select Medical Outreach Newton 700-U, Write Denise Fisher Memorial
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2013