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Barbara Hale Fisher passed away at the age of 88, on February 12, 2023, in St. George, Utah. She was born July 23, 1934, in Salt Lake City, the youngest of six children to Karl Barrett and Delsa Grant Hale.
Barbara graduated from Granite High School, and then a few days later married her high school sweetheart, Ralph David Fisher in the Salt Lake Utah Temple on May 27, 1952. They had 5 children: Susan, Brian, Shauna, Brent and Sandra. They raised their family in Bountiful, Utah; except for the 5 years we lived near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1966-1971.
Many of our memories would be mom at the sewing machine. She found great comfort and satisfaction in sewing. To us, it seemed like she could make anything! Besides sewing our pajamas and clothes, she made prom, wedding, and temple dresses. She also made a suit for dad, re-upholstered a couch and about anything else we needed! (We knew she hid her candy in her sewing drawers!). She really enjoyed working on humanitarian projects and making a lot of items for the baby kits, fabric toys, dolls, receiving blankets and hundreds of hats. She loved Relief Society Homemaking days!
Barbara was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church callings. Ralph and Barbara also served as ordinance workers in the Salt Lake Utah Temple for ten years. Together they loved to serve others and always willing to help those in need. Their first proselyting mission was in the Tennessee Knoxville mission (1992-1994). After mom and dad returned from this mission, they decided to leave Bountiful and move down by Shauna and her family. They first lived in Fairview Utah and then moved even closer to Mt. Pleasant. While living there they were called to serve in the Texas Houston East Mission (2001-2002). They also served missions locally at the Utah Moroni Dry Pack Cannery (2004-2006), and as FHE missionaries at the Gunnison Prison. They were so grateful to be close by Shauna as she courageously dealt with her cancer. After her passing, they helped with the girls for awhile but mostly the girls helped them! Soon the winter cold and all the doctor visits to Provo became too much, so they moved to St. George (2009) to be close to where Brian and Brent lived. They easily made friends wherever they went. They lived in Country Meadows and loved being in their senior community.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Ralph (2013); daughter Shauna Brothersen (2006), 2 great grandbabies: Kaizlee Fisher (2012), Brielle Marie Workman (2013). Also, her siblings: Joye Kuhn, Grant Hale, Carol Peterson, and Lynn Hale. Imagine this great reunion in Heaven!
She is survived by her children: Susan Steadman (Lynn) of Raft River, Idaho, Brian Fisher (Sheri) of St. George, Utah, Brent Fisher (Jenni) of St. George Utah, Sandra Boyer (Larry) of Spokane, Washington, son-in-law Ralph Brothersen of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, and sister Lois Hale of Logan, Utah, 22 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12pm Saturday March 4th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bountiful Ward chapel located at 2285 S. 200 W. A viewing will be held 1 hour prior to services. Interment will follow across the street at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Woolley, also Lacy and the special staff at Dixie Home and Hospice, who gave such great love and care to our mother.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Barbara’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com
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