Dorothy Bishop Fisher, age 92, passed away at home on March 27, 2021. Dorothy was born to Bennett J and Van Dyne Jones Bishop, in Hinckley Utah on Sept 19, 1928. When she was 13 years old she moved with her family to Salt Lake County. Dot or “Dotty”, attended Granite High School. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in elementary education. She taught school in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saipan in the Marianas Islands, and on St Thomas, V.I..
She married Albert LeRoy Fisher June 16, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they lived in Baltimore, Maryland; Alexandria, VA; Saipan; Provo, Utah; St Thomas, and “home” in East Millcreek.
Dorothy loved her family, both immediate and extended. Her greatest joy was found in service to others, and she couldn’t be happy unless you were happy, too. Her greatest desire is to gain eternal life with her entire family at her side.
Dot loved her Savior, and she loved serving in His church. She and Al served a mission to The Belgium/Netherlands Dutch speaking mission, where she grew to love the two countries and the people she met there. She served in all branches of the auxiliaries, and loved best whatever she was doing at the moment. At the time of her death she was a member of the Salt Lake Valley View 12th ward in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of almost 71 years, Albert L Fisher, and her children Geri Richards (Doug), Barbara Olsen (Steve) and Doug (Terrie), 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and her brother, Orion Bishop(Sue). She was preceded in death by her grandson, Scott Olsen, and her sister, Bae (Kelly) Gardner.
A viewing will be held Saturday April 10 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at the Valley View 12th ward chapel at 2125 East Evergreen Avenue (3435 South), Salt Lake City, Utah 84109. The family requests that you please wear a mask.
A private family funeral service will be held at 1:00pm following the viewing at the church. We will live stream the funeral for extended family and friends to be with us. You can watch the funeral at www.HolbrookMortuary.com. Please go to the obituary page for Dorothy and you will see a video screen at the bottom of the page. The live stream of the funeral will start at 1:00pm. Following the funeral the burial will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of sending flowers, we would invite you to make a donation to the charity or your choice, or do a good deed to someone in need.
We would like to thank Inspiration Hospice and also Monica for their tender loving care.