Vonda Clarice Longmore Fisher, 79, of Blackfoot, passed away May 19, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Blackfoot on Jan. 31, 1932, to Lester G. and Estella May Anderson Longmore. She was the second of eight children. When Vonda was seven years old, she moved with her family to Salt Lake City, Utah. After living there for three years, they returned to Blackfoot where she attended school and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Vonda married John Marvin Fisher on July 20, 1951, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. Her whole life centered around her family and her religion. Vonda loved music, flowers, reading, camping, playing games and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and attending all of their activities. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Family and friends are fortunate to have many cherished memories of her.
She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a Relief Society president, Primary president, a member of the stake Primary board, a visiting teacher for 60 years, and she loved to teach the little children as a Primary teacher. She had the opportunity to serve as a full-time service missionary with her husband at the Blackfoot Deseret Industries. Vonda gave invaluable service for many years in the stake genealogy name extraction program.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Fisher of Blackfoot; children, Brenda (Alan) Mathews of Centerville, Utah; Susan (Kelle) Johnson of Blackfoot; Steven (Winnie â€“ deceased) Fisher of Blackfoot; Larry (Karen) Fisher of Blackfoot and Wendy (Jeff) Hintze of Blackfoot; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include brothers Gary (La Rae) Longmore of Pocatello; Dean (Connie) Longmore of Mapleton, Utah; Ron (Jeannie) Longmore of Idaho Falls; sisters Mardene Gough, Melba (Donald) Nilsson, Diane (Robert) Parkinson and Carolyn (Don) Scott, all of Blackfoot. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law.
The family will meet with friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling in Blackfoot. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Blackfoot Northwest Stake Center 100 N. 740 W. (corner of Pioneer Road and Moreland Road.)
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.