Mary Darlene Fisher (12/25/1932 – 2/6/2023)
Mary Darlene Fisher, 90, died peacefully on Monday, February 6 at Trinity Health in Minot, North Dakota.
Mary was born December 25, 1932 in Vinita, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of James and Darlene (Allmon) Ince. She attended the St. John’s School of Nursing in Tulsa and graduated in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. Mary began her nursing career as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the naval hospital in San Diego, California in 1954. While in San Diego, her primary duties were attending to wounded soldiers returning home from the Korean War. She eventually attained the rank as a Lieutenant (JG) and resigned from the Navy in the fall of 1957. She continued her nursing career and was an emergency room nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California for 35 years, retiring in 1992.
While stationed in San Diego, she met the man whom she loved deeply, Henry “Hank” R. Fisher, and they were married for 57 years until “Hank’s” passing in 2014. Mary and Henry had 2 children, a daughter Lisa Michelle Fisher (1960 – 2010) and a son Mark Raymond Fisher. In 2012, Mary and Henry moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota to be closer to their son.
Mary was a brilliant piano player; she could play any song, anytime, without sheet music as she had the rare talent of playing piano by ear. If there was a party and a piano, she was the entertainment! Mary enjoyed watching her children’s sporting events and was an avid sports fan, she was always the scorekeeper at baseball games. She was a devoted fan of the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Loons, Lynx, and Timberwolves.
Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband, her daughter, her brother Jim Ince and his wife Nedra of Richardson TX, and many aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her children Mark and Holly (Wee) Fisher of Devils Lake, granddaughter Brooke (Wee) Capach of Dover, Delaware, great granddaughters Liberty and Haley Capach of Delaware, and nephews Jim, Tom and Jon Ince of Texas, and nieces Tammy Bos and Jeanne Gurwitz also of Texas.
Mary is in the care of the Gilbertson Funeral Home.