Gilbert Fisher


Gilbert Fisher, 84, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away peacefully at home October 27, 2021.

Gilbert was born April 14, 1937 in Eugene, Oregon to parents Clarence and Irene (Bechdoldt) Fisher. He joined the United States Air Force in 1954 and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1962. Gilbert worked in the timber industry for most of his life. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after working 32 years there. Gilbert enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. He was very involved in his church, volunteering at the Grove Christian Service Camp, giving members of the church rides to church, and helping them with errands. He was the type of man that never turned anyone down that needed help. His greatest joy was being around his family. Gilbert married June Briggs, March 8, 1980 in Reno, Nevada. They celebrated 30 years together. Gilbert is survived by his daughter Kathy (Jason Coutts) Jacobsen of Cottage Grove, OR; daughter Theresa (Jack) Burke of Cottage Grove, OR; step-daughter Connie Thornton of Cottage Grove, OR; step-daughter Linda (Mark) Esser of Cottage Grove,OR; brother Les (Janet) Fisher of Alvadore, OR; sister louise (Bill) Porter of Creswell, OR; sister Fran Wilding of Eugene, OR; brother Chuck (Margery) Fisher of Cottage Grove, OR; brother Allen Fisher of AK; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents, wife June, and brother Walt. A memorial service will be held November 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Church of Christ 6th and Gibbs. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel.

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