Larry “Fish” Fisher, 72, of Hood River, Ore., passed away March 5, 2014, surrounded by those he loved. Larry was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Hood River, to Mel and Lela Fisher.
Larry began his elementary studies in the Hood River School District and finished his studies in the Gresham School District, graduating from Gresham High School. On Jan. 10, 1961, he married Audrey Elaine Ryer.
Throughout the years, Larry resided in Gresham, Ore., Hood River, Ore. and Surfside, Wash. He was owner and operator of the Tip Top Tavern and Fisher’s Inn for many years, and that allowed him to make many friends along the way. Larry was also a member of the Elks Club, Eagles, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion.
Larry enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, clam digging, splitting wood, card games, bingo, and traveling. Of special interest was watching and attending NASCAR races, Oregon Duck and Seattle Seahawk football games, watching old movies (especially “007” and “The Three Stooges”), traveling to the casinos, relaxing at his beach house, and socializing and spending time with his family and friends. Larry’s favorite character was Goofy and his favorite food was lobster.
Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrey, and his three sons and their wives: Larry and Billie Fisher, Gary and Cathy Fisher, and Jerry and Lisa Fisher; and his dog, Sugar. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Cory Fisher, Garrick Fisher, Katelyn Nishimoto, Courtney Fisher, Brennen Fisher, and Jazlinn Fisher; and his three great-grandchildren: Rylend Fisher, Audrina Fisher and Matthew Fisher. Larry is also survived by his brother, Dennis Fisher.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in memory of Larry to the Hood River American Legion Post 22.
Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Pastor John Blosser of Hood River Alliance Church will officiate, with fraternal rites by the Hood River Elks Lodge and interment to follow at Idlewilde Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge (located at the corner of Cascade Avenue and Third Street, Hood River, Oregon).
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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