Eileen Dianna (Jaci) Fisher, born April 29, 1937, ascended to heaven to be with the Lord and the angels who preceded her on Monday, April 9, 2012, in Kingman.
She was the youngest of six children born to Wendelin and Barbara (Vetter) Horner in Linton, N.D. After graduating high school, Eileen went to secretarial school in Fargo, N.D., and married Bruce G. Rockwood. She eventually resided in Billings, Mont., for many years where she raised her family. Eileen then spent a brief five years in Powell, Wyo., before settling in Buffalo, Wyo., with her loving husband Wilbur Fisher. She lived there for 23 years. She moved to Kingman in July of 2010 to be close to her grandchildren. Eileen was a devoted mother, sister, wife, grandmother and friend with a zest for life. She loved to dance, bowl, garden, paint, sew, and her religion, and was never afraid to get in and help. Those who were fortunate to know her were forever changed by the experience. Her family and friends will continue to love her long after she is gone.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her eldest brother, Frank Horner; her eldest sister, Pauline Kuntz; her husband, Wilbur Fisher; and her most precious gift, son James "Jimmy" B. Rockwood.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Canton (Mark) of Billings, Cara Engstrom (James) of Kingman, Lori Burgener (Dan) of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., Jan Fisher of Buffalo, Wyo., and Linda Fisher of Casper, Wyo.; her sons, John Rockwood (Joy) of LaVeen, Ariz., Frank Fisher of Arvada, Wyo., and Dick Fisher (Angie) of Powell, Wyo.; her sister, Angeline Ensley (Mack) of Battleground, Wash.; her brothers, Linus Horner (Ann) of Linton, N.D., and Alden Horner (Amy) of Brooklyn Center, Minn. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alex Canton of Billings, Jacob and Cailin Engstrom of Kingman, Alex Burgener of Spokane, Wash., Jenna and Clay Burgener of Nine Mile Falls, Kortney Fisher of Stephenville, Texas, Bryce Fisher of Banner, Wyo., Mike Fisher (Kylie) of Spokane, Kea and Kade Fisher of Windsor, Colo.; one great-granddaughter, Kendalynn Fisher of Spokane; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the main hall at the Moose Lodge, 302 Monroe St.
In lieu of flowers, Eileen was a big supporter of her grandson's activities through Special Olympics (she even coached a season of bowling), donations can be made in her name to Route 66 Special Olympics at 2100 S. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85403.