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Gary "Bear" Fisher

March 17, 1954 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 65)
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Gary Dean Fisher, a 17-year resident of Great Falls, Montana, passed away during a family visit on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Spokane Valley, Washington. Gary was born to Frank Fisher and Dixie Blanchard on March 17, 1954 in Salmon, Idaho. He graduated from high school in Las Vegas in 1972. He received his machinist training from ISU in Pocatello. Gary was a veteran who served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in numerous occupations, including boiler operator, machinist, blacksmith, and artist.

Gary loved nature, animals, and all things outdoors and drew inspiration from the ways of Native Americans. He loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed making art, leatherworking, woodworking, and creating jewelry. He loved making gifts for people he knew.

Gary was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a 32° member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Great Falls.

Gary was strong-willed. He liked telling jokes and have fun especially with family.

Gary is survived by his son, Jessy D. Fisher of Coeur d’Alene, ID; nephew (whom he raised as a son), Dan E. Fisher of Idaho Falls, ID; daughters, Torry A. Fisher of Challis, ID, Evelyn M. Fisher of Spokane Valley, WA, and Livia M. (Fisher) Vadnais of Ammon, ID; brother, Robert Fisher; sister, Connie Fisher of Ash Fork, AZ; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Fisher and Dixie Blanchard and brothers Rick Fisher and Kenny Fisher.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Annis Little Butte Cemetery in Rigby, ID.

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