Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

November 23, 2012

Shirley Annette Fisher

TAHLEQUAH — Services for Shirley Annette Fisher will be held Friday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Rex Hendrickson officiating. Visitation was held  Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Burial will follow at New Home Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for Shirley include Brother Hubbard, George Hubbard, Loyd Hubbard, Chuck Vance, Shawn Angel and Brian Vance.

Shirley Annette Fisher was born on April 12, 1941, in Tahlequah, the daughter of John and Pearl Lucille (Vogel) Rabbit.

Upon completing school, Shirley married and devoted her time to her children. She worked for the Cherokee Nation as a community liaison, a job she enjoyed immensely.

She married Richard Fisher on Oct. 16, 1978, in Miami, Okla. Together, they owned and operated the Fisher Bulk Milk Trucking Co.

Whenever she had spare time, Shirley enjoyed watching golf, especially her idol Tiger Woods.

She did her own upholstery and worked tirelessly on the family genealogy, archiving facts. She possessed a green thumb and raised beautiful roses for her family to enjoy.

Shirley was a woman of compassion and strength. She was always ready to help those in need, yet teaching her children the importance of being self-reliant. She gave of her time and attention and never asked for anything for herself.

She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and their many accomplishments. She was happy to spend an afternoon doing arts and craft work with her grandchildren.

A Christian by faith, Shirley attended services at Blue Springs and Four Corners Church.

The Lord called Shirley home from her labors on Nov. 17, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was 71 years old. She will be missed for all the love she shared by her family and many friends.

Shirley is preceded in death by her father; and her husband, Richard Fisher in 2007.

Shirley’s memory will be cherished by her loving children, Roger Dale Rigsby of Tahlequah, Debbie Seymour and husband Danny of Dilland, Mont., Rhonda Everhart and husband Jake of Parris, Calif., Mary Ann English and husband James of Yuma, Ariz., Todd Fisher and wife Bonnie of Peggs, David Fisher and wife Michele of Peggs, and Amber Peace and her husband Michael of Tahlequah. Her brothers and sisters include: Patricia Davis and husband Sanford of Tahlequah, Sarah Rabbit of Hulbert, Sandra Copeland and husband Terrell of Kellyville, Kay Thompson and husband Glen of Tahlequah, Carlton “Brother” Hubbard and wife Barbara of Lost City, George Hubbard and wife Shirley of Tahlequah, and Loyd Hubbard and wife Mattie of Tahlequah.

Her legacy lives on in her 14 grandchildren, Roger Rigsby, Sandra Rigsby, Aderia Hensley, Angela Seymour, Derrick Seymour, Brittney Everhart, Dalton Everhart, Cassondra Erlandson, Krystal Fisher, Travis Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Megan Fisher, McKenna Peace and Tiger Lilly Peace. Shirley leaves eight great-grandchildren, Koncaid Rigsby, Lexi Rigsby, Baley Rigsby, Raland Hensley, Lexi Seymour, Brian Seymour, Mykailah Trujillo and Jaclyn Trujillo, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.

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