(July 4, 2006)
Alice Christina (Chriss) Fisher, 74, died at the Powell Hospital on July 4. True to form, she fought to the very end, battling cancer she had known for more than four years.
Chriss was born Oct. 26, 1931, to Alexander and Alice (Forbes) Johnstone in Arminto, Wyo. She was the granddaughter of Natrona County pioneers, John and Maggie Forbes. She was raised in Kaycee where she attended school and graduated from Kaycee High School. She went on to attend the University of Wyoming.
She was teaching school at Willow Creek when she met Wilbur Fisher. They were married Nov. 7, 1951, in Casper. Chriss and Wilbur moved to Powell in 1959. They divorced in 1988.
Chriss was involved in the Powell community in many ways. She began selling Avon Products in March of 1966 and continued until her death. She managed the Eagles Club for the past 15 years.
Chriss is survived by her children and grandchildren who loved her dearly, daughter Linda of Casper, son Frank and his wife Jan of Arvada, son Dick and his wife Angie of Powell and daughter Lori and her husband Dan of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Michael Fisher of Spokane, Wash., Bryce and Kortney Fisher of Arvada, Jenna, Clay and Lexi Burgener of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Kea and Kade Fisher of Windsor, Colo.; and a great-granddaughter, Kendalynn (Kendi) Fisher of Spokane, Wash. She is also survived by three sisters, Maggie Gilbert of Riverton, Annie (Robert) Day of Casper and Mary (Ronnie) Kechter of Port Angeles, Wash.; two brothers Bill (Ila) Johnstone of Kaycee and Alex (Gladys) Johnstone of Tensleep; aunts Annie Buckingham, Jean Johnson, and Mary Holman; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Wilbur S. Fisher.
Chriss was devoted to her family and work. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Services were held Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Powell under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.