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Gary R. Fischer

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Gary R. Fischer

June 20, 1937 ~ July 31, 2014

Gary Fischer, 77, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away July 31, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born June 20, 1937, to Carl and Esther Fischer in Everett, WA. Gary graduated from Lake Stevens High School with the class of 1957. He attended the Carpenters Apprenticeship Program in Everett, WA, worked as a union carpenter for 13 years and owned Fischer Construction in Lake Stevens for 30 years. Gary also served in the Navel Reserves from 1956 to 1960. He married Joan Cora Youngchild, his high school sweetheart, on November 22, 1957. Over the years together, they lived in Lake Tahoe, NV, Lake Stevens, WA, Fish Lake, WA and finally Wenatchee, WA. Gary loved sports, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities, but most of all, time spent with his family.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Carl; mother, Esther; sister, Audrey Shalan; and daughter-in-law, Monica Fischer. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan; sister, JoAnn Curnett of Arlington, WA; their children, Jeff of Wenatchee, Craig (Sandy) of Sedro Woolley, WA and Lori of Wenatchee; granddaughters, Aimee and Ashley Fischer, both of Sedro Woolley, WA; great-granddaughter, Laicee of Sedro Woolley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the home of JoAnn Curnett in Arlington, WA. Please share your thoughts of Gary and sign the online guest register at, where you will also find directions and information for the memorial. Arrangements by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

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