Cecil Mann Fisher, age 90, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 1998 in Hooper, Utah, where she had been living for the past few years.
She was born June 30, 1907 in Bountiful, Utah to Frank and Harriet Hogan Mann. She married Byron Porter Fisher on October 31, 1925 in Salt Lake City and they were sealed June 25, 1926 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Bountiful, Orem, Provo, and Vernal, then moved to Orderville in 1952. There they built a business, Fisher's Rock and Jewelry, which became well-known in Gem and Mineral circles.Cecil loved her husband and family and delighted in sharing her good cooking with them and anyone else who came her way. She was supportive of the schools and concerned with the education and activities of her children. She was devoted to her family and brought cheer and happiness to those around her.
She was an active member of the LDS Church all of her life, teaching and leading in Primary, MIA, and Relief Society. She was President of the Kanab Stake Relief Society for eight years when it stretched from Alton on the north to the Moenkopi Ward in Tuba City, Arizona on the south, a distance of 240 miles. She kept a diary from the time she was married and she enjoyed attending the temple. Byron was called to be branch president in Moccasin for a few years, and then in 1975 they were called to serve a mission in North Carolina for eighteen months where they made lasting friendships. She loved the Lord and had great faith in Him.
She was talented and had many opportunities to develop her abilities. She enjoyed singing in trios and choirs. She was artistic and ambitious and always had flowers in and outside of her home, vegetable gardens, and orchards. She was a fine seamstress and made clothing, draperies and rugs, and learned to paint with oils. She crocheted, embroidered, and learned to tat, but her finest expressions of art were the beautiful quilts she created by the dozens. Cecil was chosen to represent Utah as Utah's Mother of the Year for 1971, and spent a week in New York City with her husband for the week long convention. She was a lifetime member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and did a lot of genealogy, and writing and collecting histories and photos.
After Byron passed away she sold the business, and as her health declined went to live near Sandra and K.C. in Hooper, Weber County, Utah, where they lovingly cared for her for
She is survived by sons and daughters, Gene and Lu Fisher, Denver, Colorado; Janice and Larry Esplin, Orderville; Garth and Jerry Fisher, Provo; Merrill and Joan Fisher, Enterprise; Sandra and K.C. Jones, Hooper; Frank and Laurie Fisher, St. George; and Reed and Maryanne Fisher, San Clemente, California; 42 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron; a son, Roger and his wife, Laura; and her six sisters, Afton Mann, Vera White, Ethel Evans, Nora Skoubye, Alice mann, and Jennie Carlson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 12 noon in the Orderville LDS Chapel where friends and family may call from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Orderville Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary, Kanab, Utah.
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