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Obituary: Enie Fisher

Elizabeth Maureen "Enie" Fisher

She was given life by wonderful parent Maurice and Thelma Dineen on Aug. 25, 1941, in Helena, Mont. She was greeted by two older sisters, Mary Lou and Jen who were waiting anxiously to meet their baby sister.

Maureen grew up and went to school in Helena. She started ballet at a young age with Blanche Judge. She became a Prima Ballerina and was offered a position in the Royal Canadian Ballet, shortly before graduating in 1959 from Cathedral High School. Maureen declined the offer because she did not want to give up her United States citizenship. Her education continued as she pursued a degree in Physical Education at Montana State University in Bozeman.

She met and married Rollins Martin Fisher of Helena on Dec. 28, 1959. They began their life and future together, while attending MSU. They brought forth three children: Lauri Ann Fisher-Stoos (Todd Stoos) of Helena, William Todd Fisher (Barbara Anne Fisher) of Wickenburg, Ariz. and Lisa Maureen Fisher of Lincoln.

Maureen – "Enie" as most knew her – became involved and served for multiple Clubs and Organizations, which included: Camp Fire Girls, Cub Scouts, 4-H, West Side Little League, Great Falls Gymnastics, Costume Designer and Seamstress for Great Falls Figure Skating Club, CMR Wrangler Drill Team and many others through the years of raising a family. Later in life she was active in Helena Walk to Emmaus and served on the Board of Directors. Maureen had a strong work ethic, with many talents and attributes and a generous spirit for serving others.

She was a huge animal lover and had many animal companions over the years.

Maureen was so excited and happy to return to Montana after living in Scottsdale, Ariz., which she truly loved, but missed her home in Montana.

She followed a lifelong passion for news. She and Rollie purchased the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch in Lincoln. Maureen became the owner/editor of the newspaper and print shop. After many years of enjoyment and service, the decision was made to retire and sell the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, leaving her to dedicate her time to her exquisite mountain home and four beautiful grandchildren, Celena June Stoos, Shelton Rollins Snyder, Nikki Jean Snyder and Alex Christian Fisher.

After Rollie's passing, she sold the family home in Lincoln and moved to Helena. She enjoyed her little apartment and became good friends with her close neighbors. She decided to seek out a part-time job and became a checker at Lowes. She absolutely loved her job with her new work family. A Very Special Thank You to Eric and Nancy (Lowe's management) for all of the love and care in the last year of her life!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Thelma Dineen; sister, Mary Lou (Steven McCutcheon) and nephew and godson, Michael McCutcheon; sister, Jen (Don Gill); mother and father in-law Herb and Celena "Nikki" Fisher, and the love of her life, Rollie.

Her surviving nieces and nephews, Steven McCutcheon (Cindie), Erin Passarini (Mark) Lael McCutcheon (Jim), David McCutcheon, Shellie Tomacheck (Robert), John Gill (Robyn) Joe Gill (Carolyn), Rick Latch, Tom Latch (Brenda); surviving cousin, Tim Barry extended grand nieces, nephews, cousins and families.

Maureen passed with peace, on the evening of July 25, 2023, one month to the day of her 82nd birthday. She was surrounded with family members by her side and many phone calls with speakers on, for memories, songs, good byes and I love you's to be shared.

May the Lord hold you softly by his Side!

We will miss you!

Interment of Enie's cremated remains will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later time. Memorial's in Enie's name are requested to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society P.O. Box 4455 Helena, Montana 59604.

 

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