Wallace Rolland Fisher
October, 1932 - 7 April, 1995
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
18 April, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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,
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
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
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul R. Fisher; his
mother, Louise Wright Fisher; and a grandson, Nicholas D.
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