Kenai resident Vernon Earl Fisher died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 62.
He was born Sept. 30, 1942, in Woodbury, Vt. He was a graduate of Montpelier High School in Vermont. He moved to Anchorage in 1972 and then the Kenai Peninsula in the mid-1970s.
Mr. Fisher worked at Montgomery Wards in Anchorage from his arrival until moving to the peninsula. He attended two years of classes at Kenai Peninsula College, after which he worked at Prudhoe Bay from the late 1970s until 1984. After Prudhoe Bay he was self-employed in the auto repair business until becoming disabled in 1993. He was a car racing fan and enjoyed hot rods.
"Vern Fisher died Feb. 5, 2005, with his family at his side. He died from complications with cancer surgery. He enjoyed motor sports, fishing, travel and working with his hands. He will be missed by many," his family said.
Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his father, Chester Fisher, and a brother, Ronald Fisher.
He is survived by his mother, Alama Fisher of Northfield, Vt.; brother, Bert Fisher of Northfield; sisters, Sharon Gonzalas of Lakeworth, Fla. and Cheryl Pacheco of Hillsborough, N.H.; daughters, Sandy Clark of New River, Ariz., Lin Milby of Wasilla and Eva Schwartz of Phoenix; sons, Frank Molesky of Spokane, Wash., and Thane Fisher of Maple Valley, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory.
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