January 6, 1931 ~ March 18, 2019
Born in: Lamberton, MN
Resided in: Littleton, CO
Joyce M. Fisher
January 6, 1931-March 18, 2018
Joyce Mabel Fisher (Engen) of Littleton, Colorado passed away in her home on March 18, 2019. Joyce was incredibly vibrant, lived on her own, and was as sharp as ever until the very end. Sadly she experienced a sudden cardiac event despite not showing any symptoms. She was extremely active in many clubs, groups and most importantly her church. She loved music, making cards/stamping, bargain-hunting and traveled the world. Joyce was the ultimate hostess and enjoyed doing for others.
Joyce was born January 6, 1931 to Arthur and Mabel Engen on the farm near Lamberton, Minnesota. She joined big brother Arlowe and was born 10 minutes ahead of twin brother James. Joyce received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Minnesota State College in 1960. She taught elementary school for over 20 years primarily in Colorado, but also taught in Minnesota and South Dakota. Joyce’s marriage to George A. Fisher, Jr. on June 24, 1961 took place at Highwater Lutheran Church in Minnesota.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mabel Engen, husband, George A. Fisher, Jr., brother Arlowe Engen, sister-in-laws Audria Engen and A. Susan Benton and niece SueAnn Benton. She is survived by her children, Linda (Jon) Schinnow of Concord, California, Patty (Dallas) Eckhardt of Goodland, Kansas, and Gear (Shana) Fisher of Bellevue, Colorado. She is also survived by her twin brother James (LuEtta) Engen, brother-in-law Glenn Benton and several nieces and nephews. Joyce will be missed by her grandchildren Payton Fisher, Kendal Fisher, and Billy Eckhardt.
Joyce had several favorite quotes, one of them was from Martin Luther King, “If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way.”
The last sentence of the daily devotional, Christ in Our Home read by Joyce on March 17th was from Luke 13:31-35 “Loving God, help us to always be willing to gather under the loving wings of your Son, Jesus. Amen.”
Interment Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:00 am, Fort Logan National Cemetery, area A. Memorial Service Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 am, Atonement Lutheran Church, 6281 West Yale Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227.
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