Date Honored: March 2011
Our mother, Pat Fisher, was a scientist, weaver, wife, mother, and devoted to all things Colorado. She was very intelligent and energetic, always cheerful, and was devoted to family. Born and raised in Omaha, NE, she graduated from Smith College in MA and was one of the early women to earn a master’s degree in science when she was awarded an MS by Mount Holyoke. She was doing research in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic when she met our father, Dr. Cal Fisher, a surgeon also at the Clinic, who subsequently carried her off to his home in Denver. They raised four successful children. She was known for her baby blue, open-sided Jeep Wrangler, which could be seen traversing high mountain passes in CO, as she took her three sons on frequent camping trips. She was known for her love of white water rafting and was on the last rafting trip to pass through the Glen Canyon Dam before it was closed. She was known for her love of art, and one of the last places she and her daughter went together was to the Colorado Springs Arts and Crafts Co-op to purchase a wine tile as a remembrance. In midlife, she became a hand weaver, specializing in dyeing her own yarns from naturally occurring dyes found in nature. She entered juried weaving exhibitions throughout the Southwest and often won awards. Her many tapestry weavings are one of the legacies she has left her family.
~ Barbara Fisher Reynolds, Fred C. Fisher, Tom G. Fisher, Harry S. Fisher (deceased)