Phyllis Ruby Fischer |

Phyllis Ruby Fischer

Phyllis Ruby Fischer, 73, was born Nov. 21, 1932, to Arthur J. and Ruby (Jowell) Castle in New Castle. She passed away at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs on Aug. 24. She had been a lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley.Phyllis was a wonderfully loving, caring, and generous mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend. She crafted many, many items for each family member, that will be cherished. She loved gardening and had the most beautiful rock and flower gardens around her home and continued her love in her daughter’s garden. In her later years, she enjoyed her travels to visit family in Alaska, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia.She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; an infant daughter; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.She is survived by her son, Gary (Dottie) Fischer of Kenai, Alaska; daughter, Chery (Brad) Earnest of Glenwood Springs; her sister, Betty Crihfield, of Arkansas; her grandchildren Charity Hyziak, Missy (Bill) Speer, and Ginnifer and Veronica Fischer; her great-grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Hyziak, Zoey and Victor Speer, and Brett, Michael, Marcus and Christian Fischer; and many nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice or the charity of your choice.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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