Elisabet "Elsje" Van der Beek Fisher, 60, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, in Boise, Idaho.
Elsje was born in Den Hague, The Netherlands-Holland, on December 13, 1952, daughter of Cornelis Eillem Thomas Van der Beek and Elizabet de Swart Van der Beek. Elsje grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Idaho Falls High School, where she enjoyed her friendships and the fun she had while part of the IF Tigerettes. She married Steven Eric Fisher on October 1, 1971; they later divorced. Elsje and Steve moved to Boise in 1982 with their children.
Elsje had a variety of jobs during her life. In the 1980's, she was a radio DJ at several stations both in Idaho Falls and Boise. She later sold advertising for radio and television. She sold real estate and was a sales representative for commercial lighting companies. Her most recent job was assisting the elderly; she was very dedicated to each of them.
She was a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother and friend. She was fun loving, a great cook, loved people in general and was always kind.
She loved her boys very much and was so happy to have her grandchildren, Alexander and Dustin, who were also the love of her life. She enjoyed spending time with them and loved being called "Grandma." Elsje is survived by her three children, Anthony Eric (Angie) Fisher, Mark Eric (Heather) Fisher and Ryan Eric (Robyn) Fisher; mother, Elizabet de Swart Van der Beek; brother, Dennis (Marilyn) Van der Beek; sister, Yvonne Van der Beek Fielding; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Ave. in Meridian. Burial will be at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Road, in Boise, following the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, 1303 N. Main St., Meridian.
Condolences may be shared at www.AccentFuneral.com.