1922 ~ 2013|
Bert Fisher passed away peacefully at his home on August 15th, 2013 at the age of 91.
He was born on April 10th, 1922 in Keetley Utah, son of Donald Gail Fisher and LuVernia Virginia Hards.
Bert served proudly and honorably in the US Military for 26 years, retiring as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force in 1970. He served in three wars. He was married and sealed to his eternal companion, Donna Durrant, on September 4, 1946, in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. Donna passed away in 1999. He then married his wife Elaine Charrington Fletcher on May 30, 2000. Elaine was a wonderful companion and enriched his final years.
Bert was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in several church callings throughout his lifetime. His greatest calling was caring for his sweetheart throughout her life. He served with Donna on a full-time mission in the Rochester, New York Mission. He also filled many civic duties and responsibilities and always contributed to each community he lived in.
Bert is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Donna Durrant, his brother Neil Fisher, Sister MaryLou Ryan and two infant grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Elaine Charrington Fletcher; sister Doris Gates, his six children, Carolyn Oveson (Gary), Doug (Karen), Ken (MaryAnn), Russell (Daisy), MaryAnn Downard (Brian) and LonaMae Thomas (Jon), 31 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He is also survived by Elaine's five children, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The stories told and songs he sang to his children throughout their lives will be greatly missed. We love and miss you.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:00 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes funeral home, 288 North Main Street, Heber City, Utah. Viewing will be on Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will follow the services at the Heber City Cemetery with military honors.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com
Published in Deseret News on Aug. 18, 2013