N. Jane Fisher (1918 - 2018)

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Longtime Anchorage resident Neva Jane Fisher, 99, died on Jan. 27, 2018, in her sleep at the Anchorage Pioneers Home in Anchorage, Alaska.
A service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at 4 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2222 East Tudor Road in Anchorage. The family requests that those who wish to, bring finger foods for the reception following the service.
Ms. Fisher, who preferred to be called Jane, was born on Nov. 9, 1918, in Payette, Idaho, to George and Ina Scott. She married Richard Heap in 1936. She graduated from New Plymouth High School in New Plymouth, Idaho, in 1937. They divorced in 1939. She met and married Jess Fisher in 1941, not long before he left for Europe in the Army.
Ms. Fisher worked at a variety of jobs, the most memorable being KIDO Radio in Boise, Idaho, where she had two radio shows and reported the news, and worked as program "traffic" director.
Ms. Fisher came to Alaska in 1977, after her children had moved there. She worked for many years selling life insurance, managing certain cases until late in her 80s.
She joined St. Mary's Episcopal Church and was an active member all her life. She was also an active member of Soroptimist International of Anchorage.
Her family wrote: "Jane was an independent, spirited and loving woman. Her faith and love of her family and friends were the cornerstones of her life."
She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Gennalyn Hollibaugh and Rachel and Jim Elmore; four grandchildren, Dorena Montgomery and husband Michael, Hap Hollibaugh and husband Peter Lipson, Matthew Elmore and wife Katie Davis-Elmore, and Michelle Elmore-Taylor and husband Andrew Taylor; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family asks that donations be made to either Soroptimist International of Anchorage on Cook Inlet's scholarship program or to St. Mary's Episcopal Church Jane Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Feb. 4, 2018