Information for Wallace Rolland Fisher

5 October, 1932 - 7 April, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

18 April, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Wallace Fisher

    Wallace Rolland Fisher, 64, of Caldwell, died Friday, April 7, 1995, at his home of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Don Hardenbrook, Associate Pastor of the Oregon Trail Church of God will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, Middleton, Idaho.
    Wallace was born October 5, 1932, in Boise, Idaho, the son of Louise and Paul Fisher.  In 1937 the family moved to Campbell, California, where he was raised and attended school for a time.  The family later returned to Idaho where he graduated from Caldwell High School in 1950.  He attended the University of Idaho and graduated in 1954 with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture.  Wallace married Sonya Slavich in 1955.  They made their home in San Jose, California, where he started working for the United States Department of Agriculture.
    He was transferred to Wenatchee, Washington, and later to Tempe, Arizona.  In 1968, the family moved to Boise, Idaho.  Wallace became the Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry for the Idaho Department of Agriculture.  After his retirement he resided on a farm near Caldwell.  He loved gardening and planting trees and shrubbery and anything to do with agriculture.  He like to swim and play tennis and handball.
    Wally loved the people around him and was generous in giving.  He was a sensitive and compassionate man.
    Wally is survived by a daughter by a daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Dan Tilson of Emmett; two brothers, Arthur Fisher of Billings, Montana, and Ellis Fisher of Campbell, California; a sister, Gertie McHale of San Jose, California; two grandchildren, Ben and Tanda Tilson; four nieces and one nephew.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Paul R. Fisher; his mother, Louise Wright Fisher; and a grandson, Nicholas D. Tilson.



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