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DOWNEY – Dolly G. Flannery Fisher, a longtime Downey resident, passed away peacefully Jan. 22 at the Silverado Senior Care facility in Alhambra where she had been living for the past 11 years.
She was born July 6, 1928 in Illinois to Arch and Gertrude Flanery. She came to California a couple of years after high school and joined the U.S. Navy.
She was stationed in San Diego, where she met her husband, Don Fisher. They were married March 27, 1953.
After both Don and Dolly were discharged from the Navy, they moved to Downey, the city where Don had grown up. While Don and his brother, Bob, ran General Insurance Agency, Dolly raised the couple’s four children: Peggy, Robert, Janis and Jo Ann.
Dolly was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and PEO. She worked as a playground aide at Rio Hondo Elementary and was also the first paid employee of Downey’s Meals on Wheels program.
Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings and her husband.
She is survived by her sister, Marge Richards, of Claremont; son, Robert (Ginnie) Fisher, of Pasadena; daughters Peggy Fisher, of Downey, Janis Flores (Jesse) of Downey, and Jo Ann Kearns, of Irvine; and three granddaughters, Jessica Flores, Emily Fisher and Rachel Kearns.
A celebration of Dolly’s life will be held this Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Downey.
Published: Feb. 6, 2014 – Volume 12 – Issue 43