Robert J. Fisher
Robert J. Fisher passed away April 16, 2007, after a long illness.Robert was born Nov. 25, 1958, in Broken Arrow, Okla., to Kenneth and Lorine Fisher. Robert spent his early years growing up on a 160-acre farm with his brothers and sisters. The family moved to Lowell, Indiana, when he was a teenager. He moved to Colorado in 1981 and met the love of his life, Tammy, in 1982. They were married for the last 19 years, making their lives in Glenwood Springs and Silt. He was a master carpenter and perfected his craft over the last 19 years with Structural Associates Company. He was a mentor of the craft to many. Robert was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He most loved being in the outdoors in the elements that challenged the sport. Robert never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and nephew. His nieces and nephews were the joy of his life; always spoiling them when he had the chance. He was an adopted uncle to Joe, Kacy, Sarah, Nathan, John and Megan. He is survived by his wife; mother; brothers Kenny and Jerry Fisher of Silt; sisters Donna (Mike) Nelson of Crown Point, Ind., Jana (Joe) Born of Knoxville, Ark., Angie (Marty) Taylor of Mena, Ark.; in-laws Norman and Dolores Cox of Littleton; brother-in-law Todd (Kim) Cox of Morrison; 17 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Farnum-Holt in Glenwood Springs. Anyone wishing to speak is invited to do so. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established at American National Bank in Glenwood Springs to help cover final expenses and medical bills. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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