Frederick "Fred" Stephen Fisher died March 8, 2018.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, with James Gall officiating. Inurnment will be in Wyoming.
He was born in Ferndale, Mich., on Aug. 5, 1937, to Louise "Betty" (Cochrane) and Forrest Fisher Sr. He graduated from Ferndale High School in 1955, and joined the U.S. Navy in May 1955. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
In 1961, he married Cynthia Cary.
Mr. Fisher received a bachelor's degree in geology in 1960 and a master's in geology in 1961, both from Wayne State University, and his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Wyoming. He also attended the University of Michigan from 1957-58.
He worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior Geologic Division for 30 years, specializing in economic geology and volcanology. After retirement, he moved to Montrose, where he continued to work for the USGS in the winter. He farmed near Montrose until 2013, when he completely retired.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Fisher; daughter, Terry (Robert) Weltzer of Conifer; son, Stephen (Tracy Inman) Fisher of Montrose; grandchildren, Jason (Rebekah) Fisher of Green River, Wyo., Dustin (Becky) Fisher of Montrose, and Jennifer (Brian) Mellon of Grand Junction; and four great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Forrest Fisher Jr., and Edward Fisher; and daughter-in-law, Kay Fisher.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, 2050 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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