Elsmer “Sonny” Fisher
April 23, 1927 ~ December 13, 2013
Elsmer “Sonny” Fisher, 86, of East Wenatchee, WA and an 84 year Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, following a extended illness. He was born on April 23, 1927, at Billings, MT to the late Truman Elsmer and Gladys Rebecca (Mordt) Fisher. When he was two years old, the family moved to Malaga, where he started his schooling. He later attended middle school in South Wenatchee and Wenatchee High School. Following high school, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during the end of WW II. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Wenatchee and initially went to work for the Washington State Highway Department. Later, he worked at the Lighthouse Tavern on South Wenatchee Avenue, which led him to become a travelling Salesman for Durkees Distributing and delivering goods like cookies, chips and margarine items. He met Evelyn Ann Marker and they were later married on August 7, 1949, in the Church of the Brethren in Wenatchee. They made their first home in East Wenatchee, prior to moving to Wenatchee and Malaga and back to East Wenatchee in 1991. He went to work at ALCOA in August of 1952, and worked his way up to being a Pot Room Supervisor. He remained working at ALCOA for 28 years, retiring in 1980. They also owned and operated a orchard in Malaga and he continued its operation following his retirement. He attended the Brethren Baptist Church United in Wenatchee, was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, F.O.E.# 204 in Wenatchee and was a member of the River City Sams, Columbia River Chapter. Sonny was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn A. Fisher of East Wenatchee; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Beverly “Bev” and Carl Jensen of Marysville, WA, Sharon L. and George Critchell of East Wenatchee, Diana L. and Larry Stephenson of Lakewood, WA and Connie L. Moore and her longtime companion, Bill Burger of Wenatchee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Don Petersen of East Wenatchee and Shirley and Don Eddy of Omak, WA; one brother, Dave Fisher of Wenatchee; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eleanor Sawina and Sylvia Jones; and one brother, Darrell Fisher.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. You are invited to visit his tribute online and leave a memory for the family at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.