Geraldine Virginia Fisher (“Jed”) – loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother – passed away quietly on November, 15, 2018. She was born in 1920 in Meeker, OK, one of nine children of Mildred and Charles Ware, all of whom predeceased her. The family settled in Norman, Oklahoma, where Jed graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. After graduation, she married Paul Andrew Fisher, who became a decorated career Army officer, serving in World War II, Korea and Viet Nam.
Jed was always able to make any place feel like home, as the family moved throughout the United States, Europe and East Asia. Through all the comings and goings, the unpredictability, and the hardships of military life, she remained strong, always keeping life interesting and exploring their ever-changing surroundings.
After more than 30 years of military service, Paul retired and the couple fulfilled their dreams by moving to West Fork, Arkansas, where they built a home and farmed on land that they had previously purchased. Jed remained on the farm for 38 years, forming many close friendships in the area. The final 15 years after Paul’s passing were spent there on her own, where she tended their cows and land, and rode around on her red tractor mower. Wanting to simplify her life, she and her faithful dog Molly moved to a small bungalow style home in Medicine Park, Oklahoma, where, she said, every day felt like a vacation. Her final 6 years were spent in Austin, Texas enjoying the warm weather and relaxing surroundings.
Her loving kindness and overwhelming desire to help others positively affected many lives as she moved through her roles as school teacher, school principal, and Math and English tutor for the Arkansas Literacy Program. As Manager/Buyer for military gift shops, her exposure to the beautiful and exotic was always evident in her home. Her competitive spirit from her younger softball days emerged on the golf course, bowling alley, and at the bridge table. She was an impeccable seamstress, an adventurous cook, and a stickler for good grammar. She had beautiful handwriting that was always admired in every card and letter that she wrote. She was well-known for never forgetting to send a birthday, anniversary or Christmas card to her friends and family.
Jed is survived by her son Paul Fisher, Jr. of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughters Linda (Fisher) Massey of Denver, Colorado and Gail Fisher of Austin, Texas; their spouses, three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held in Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday November 24th at 11 AM at Havenbrook Funeral Home 3401 Havenbrook St., followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
May she rest in peace knowing that she was deeply loved by all.