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Alice Fisher celebrates 96th birthday
MARYSVILLE Alice Fisher of Marysville turned 96 recently during birthday celebrations at the Merrill Gardens retirement community. Fisher was the centers first resident when it was known at Windsor Point in 1988.
Fisher was born Sept. 8, 1911 in LaMoore, North Dakota, and lived on the family ranch in Dickinson for 50 years before moving out west. While she is a retired school teacher, Fisher has stayed active all that time, according to her nephew Carrol Lane.
As the resident with the longest tenure, Fisher is the greeter and welcomer for new arrivals, and works hard to make friends. She reads a lot, according to Carrol, and has a great sense of humor. His aunt often serves as an ambassador for the community, and is very dedicated to her church, Calvary Lutheran in Everett.
Ive had a good time, Fisher said, recalling travels around the world in her 80s and after where she learned a lot.
Her faith is important to her and she often says that God is one of the most important things in her life.
He must take care of her because shes in good health, said Sandy Lane, Carrols wife.
She noted how flexible Fisher had to be, leaving the homestead after 50 years to move to Marysville. Fisher was celebrating with her friends Etta Banks and Wilda Brown.
Shes a beautiful lady and she does everything, Brown said.