Joyce Elaine Fisher
August 5, 1937 – January 8, 2022
Joyce Elaine Fisher passed away on January 8, 2022. She was born on August 5, 1937, in Stanton, Nebraska to Lloyd and Evelyn Timperley.
She is survived by her sons: Rex, Jay, Perry, and Pat and their families; sister, Lois Stover.
VISITATION: Saturday, January 15th from 10am to 11am followed by SERVICES at 11am, all at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114th St. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.
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Joyce Elaine Fisher was born August 5, 1937, to the late Lloyd and Evelyn Timperley on the family farm in Stanton County, Nebraska. She was one of four children along with older brother, Darrell, and younger siblings, Lois and Rance. As comfortable in the house with her Mom as she was on the tractor with her Dad, she became the ultimate tom- boy who also loved to be the belle of the ball.
She graduated from Norfolk High School and then worked for Delay First National Bank in Norfolk, Nebraska. In 1956, she married Reed Fisher and in 1963 his employer, Northwestern Bell, moved them to Omaha, Nebraska. They lived in the Benson neighborhood and raised four boys, which out of necessity led her to become a fabulous cook and baker. All her sons played sports year-round, and she happily drove them to practices and games, proudly watching them until they were out of college. Joyce also embraced volunteerism at her son’s schools and the family’s church. She was liked by all, taking pride in everything she did.
Even though she lived in Omaha all her adult life, she stayed close to her extended family and group of friends in and around Norfolk. She cherished her relationship with her Fisher in-laws, many of whom lived in Portland, Oregon, and was able to visit them on several occasions. She hardly slept on these trips, not wanting to waste any time while she was there.
Once her boys were grown, she started PJ’s Jewelry & Loan where she managed and grew the jewelry side of the business. Her experience selling Timperley watermelons growing up helped her develop quite an ability to negotiate, and this plus her love of gold and jewels made this an unlikely yet perfect field for her. She continued to work until illness forced her out when she was 79.
A busy family and professional life did not keep her from enjoying some adventures. She parasailed in Mexico, traveled to New York City with her sister and friends, enjoyed Disney World and the Rocky Mountains several times with family, and spent several weeks touring Europe with her son. For many years, she and a group of friends took an annual fall trip to Okoboji and shopped in Kansas City the weekend after Thanksgiving.
She was very proud that her four sons were the first generation on both sides of the family to attend college. Her survivors are sons: Rex (Deb), Jay (Glenna), Perry (Cathy), and Pat (Tara); grandchildren: Brian (Jamie), Jamie, Jillian (Eric), Morgan (Tyler), Patrick, Lauren; great-grandchildren: Penelope, Jack, Riley, Chase and Tyson; sister, Lois Stover; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joyce lived a life of hard work and faith, and always put family first. Close friends and acquaintances alike felt an immediate connection to Joyce and knew how she felt about them. Her family asks that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Joyce, everyone you touched will miss you.