James Edward Fisher, 69, a farmer, died suddenly Monday evening at his home near Enterprise.

Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Boschee officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise cemetery.

Fisher was born at Cove, October 13, 1889, son of Hiram and Emma Fisher. June 21, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Vera Draper who survives him.

Other survivors include two sons, Leland, of Beaverton and Wolfert, of Enterprise; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Varney and Mrs. Louina Sizemore, of Enterprise, and Mrs. Eunice Van Houten, of Union; four sisters, Mrs. Nell Ward, Enterprise; Mrs. Stella Colvin, Colfax, Wash.; Mrs. Minnie Hodges, Spokane and Mrs. Hazel Rusten, La Crosse, Wash., two brothers, Guy, Lostine and Harry, Union; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

LaGrande Newspaper


James Fisher Passes Suddenly At Home

James Edward Fisher passed away suddenly at his home on Alder Slope Monday evening, March 9, 1959. He had gone out to throw down hay for the cattle. When he failed to return, his wife went to look for him and hound his body lying on the hay.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at the Bollman Funeral chapel with Rev. Al Boschee officiating. Mrs. A.L. Kintner will be organist and Kenneth E. Johnson will sing, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In The Garden”. Casket bearers will be L.M. Rowe, C.R. Rowe, Ralph Makin, Eugene Johnson, Marvin Searles and Wilbur Reece, and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.

Mr. Fisher was born at Cove October 18, 1889, so of Hiram and Emma Fisher and had lived in Oregon all his life, coming to Wallowa county fifty years ago. On June 21, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Vera Draper who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons; Leland of Beaverton, and Wolvert of Enterprise; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Varney and Mrs. Louina Sizemore of Enterprise and Mrs. Eunice Van Houten, of Union; four sisters, Mrs. Nell Ward, Enterprise, Mrs. Stella Colvin, Colfax, Wash., Mrs. Minnie Hodges, Spokane, and Mrs. Hazel Rusten, La Crosse, Wash.; two brothers, Guy, Lostine and Harry of Union; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated March 12, 1959.

Contributed by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher