June 19, 1935 ~ March 23, 2014
Vivian Fischer, of Cashmere, WA, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2014, at the age of 78. She was born June 19, 1935, in Edgeley, ND to Logan and Emilia (Goehner) Fox. Vivian moved with her family to Dryden in 1937, where she attended school and graduated from Dryden High School in 1954. During mom’s growing up years and before she graduated high school, she met the love of her life, Darrell Fischer. This came about as a result of a friendship between her dad and Darrell’s dad, who worked together and had become friends. From this family friendship, a lifetime relationship was formed. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from January 1953 to January 1955, and upon his return, mom married dad on May 21, 1955, in Dryden. They made Dryden their home for many years and this is where they raised their children, Leland, Corwyn, Lora and Lavon. Later in their marriage, they moved to Malott, WA, as dad served as Postmaster. They returned to live in Cashmere in 1995, where mom currently lived.
In her school years, she was active with cheerleading for her Dryden Tigers, participating in plays and, in 1954, she represented Dryden as the Apple Blossom Princess. At a young age, she worked in the orchards of the valley, thinning and picking fruit. She continued this type of work into her married life. As her children grew up, she made sure all four of them shared this work experience with her (child development, I guess). For many decades, you would find her faithfully packing fruit for several of the mid and upper Wenatchee Valley warehouses, finishing out her career with Independent Warehouse of Dryden. Mom worked in the fruit industry with a career that spanned 50 years or more. She retired in 2005.
Mom was an active member of the community, including serving as “mom” to many who would pass through her home. Many of our childhood friends have told us she made the best butterhorns and cookies. Mom also worked hundreds of hours and many years in support of the Peshastin-Dryden Community Float, which represented the community at festivals around Washington and Canada. She was an active member of the Dryden Community Church, singing in the choir, serving as Sunday school teacher and leading Vacation Bible School. She also loved serving with and leading the church ladies groups over many decades. She was current Vice President of the Dryden Improvement Club. Even in her last weeks, she had it on her schedule to attend.
Many times she was called upon to provide childcare when her grandchildren were young and her kids needed her support. Mom loved to attend all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting, music, or whatever events they were involved in. Mom loved a good cup of coffee and really enjoyed her coffee treats at Java Buzz and Dutch Brothers.
Vivian is survived by her children, Leland (Val) Fischer, Corwyn (Cindy) Fischer, and Lora (Von) Tucker, all of Wenatchee, and Lavon (Nicci) Fischer of Leavenworth; her grandchildren, Katie Fischer, Alexis (Lucas) Beechinor, Tyler (Hannah) Fischer, Steven Tucker, Kali Fischer, and Rachel Tucker; her siblings, William (Donna) Fox of Colbert and Deanna (Mike) Bennett of Cashmere; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; father, Logan Fox; and mother, Emilia (Fox) Martensen.
We would like to thank her long time physician, Dr. Stephen Voorhies and his staff, for their wonderful care, as well as the nurses and doctors of Central Washington Hospital.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Dryden Community Church on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Dryden Community Church, or to an organization of your choosing. Arrangements assisted by Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.