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Jerry Fisher

| June 14, 2006 12:00 AM

Jerry L. Fisher, 56, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home in Libby.

He was born at Fort Collins, Colo. He graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1968. He attended Colorado State University for two years following high school.

He married Shelley Sprague July 29, 1972, at Timneth. They moved to Libby in November 1974 where they established their home and raised their family.

Jerry worked extensively in construction from 1971 to 2000, working on numerous construction projects throughout the western United States as both a heavy equipment operator and explosives engineer. He had been a founding member of the Montana Society of Explosive Engineers. Jerry had been a gifted woodworker and cabinet maker and had been an avid motorcyclist throughout his life.

Survivors include his wife Shelley of Libby; his daughters, Sara Fisher Ryder and husband Steve of Everett, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Carla Fisher, USAF, at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming; and his granddaughters, Marylynn and Grace. Also surviving him are his mother Elsie Fisher; a brother, Jim Fisher, and wife Noel; and a sister, Joan Saxbury, and husband Lyndel, all of Fort Collins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

As Jerry had appreciated and supported Wings, the family asks that memorials be given to Wings care of P.O. Box 1550, Libby, MT 59923.

A gathering and service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Nelson and Vial Funeral Home.