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Janet Lorene Fisch, 78, passed away on June 12, 2013, in Seattle.
She was born in Bellingham, Washington, on November 29, 1934, to Loyd and Irene (Seward) Oswalt.
She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle in 1952 and went on to attend the University of Washington, earning her bachelor's degree.
After teaching in Moses Lake and Kirkland, she married Richard E. Fisch in 1961 and moved to Port Angeles, where she worked as a teacher for the Port Angeles School District at Lincoln, Fairview and Hamilton Elementary until retiring in 1999.
Janet was very active in the community. Her volunteer activities included art docent at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Operation Uplift and participating in the Retired Teachers Association, as well as serving as a Democratic precinct committee officer.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death her parents, husband and love of her life Richard E. Fisch and brother Richard "Butch" Oswalt.
She leaves behind her daughter, Lisa Fisch; son Karl Fisch; son-in-law Jeremy Hagquist; daughter-in-law Ann Emineth; brother Marvin Oswalt; three grandchildren, Lauren, Evan and Nadia; and many loving extended family and friends.
At her request, a summer picnic celebration of life will be held at a private family residence on Sunday, July 21, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Lisa Fisch at 360-349-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org for address and service information.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Janet's memory may be made to Operation Uplift, P.O. Box 547, Port Angeles, WA 98362, 360-457-5141; and/or the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 East Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles, WA 98362, 360-457-3532.
Janet will join her husband in her final place of rest at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles.
A bright, independent and giving woman, Janet enriched every life she touched and will forever remain in our hearts.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 23, 2013