Our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother, sister and best friend, Bertha Estelle Christley Fisher returned to her Father in Heaven, on July 23, 1998, after a brief illness. She passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Bertha was born March 15, 1920, Back Creek, Roanoke, Virginia to William Gilford and Ivy Mae Ferguson Christley, the sixth of nine children. She grew up in the Roanoke, Virginia area and attended schools there. She graduated from Andrew Lewis High School. Bertha married Frank Odell Fisher, Jr. her High School sweetheart on November 14, 1941, Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. They were sealed for Time and Eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on January 28, 1944. They were married for 56 years. Bertha was a member of the LDS Church and served in many callings and positions throughout her life. She loved singing in the Ward Choir. Bertha and Frank came to Grantsville, Utah in 1942 for a visit and decided to stay. They built their home on Race Street and have resided there for 45 years. She retired from the Tooele Army Depot. She was a Transportation Specialist and worked mostly in Bldg. 630.She is survived by her husband, Frank; her children, Larry (Susan) Fisher, Nancy (Billy) Byrd, Susan (Tom) Ahrens, Curtis Fisher and daughter-in-law Judy (Lance) Fisher Millburn; 19 special grandchildren and 23 extra special great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved immensely. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Lance; grandchildren, Jamie and Ashley; sister, Louise (Ferris) Williams; brothers, Milan and Monroe Christley.
We will miss her greatly. She left us with many wonderful memories.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Marshall Crossing Ward 81 No. Church St. in Grantsville. Friends may call at Tate Mortuary 110 So Main St., Tooele, on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Interment in the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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