A Loving Tribute

Keith Fisher

November 8, 1932 – February 22, 2024
Submitted by Claudette Fisher


Keith Leon Fisher was born November 8th, 1932, to Howard and Henrietta Nissen Fisher, but raised by his grandparents, Henry and Volterine Nissen. He lived his whole life in Alamosa, CO, graduating from Alamosa High School in 1950.

Keith joined the United States Air Force in May 1951 and served his country in the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1955 while stationed at Ethan Allen Air Force Base in Winooski, Vermont. He married Claudette Morin on June 4th, 1955, at the Sacred Heart Church in Barre, Vermont, then returned to Alamosa to attend Adams State College and graduated with a B. A. in 1958 and M. A. in 1961. After teaching for seven years at Sargent High School and two years at Alamosa Junior High, he operated a collection service. He ran it for 20 years for several businesses, including Alamosa Hospital and the San Luis Valley Federal Savings and Loan.

Keith was a lifetime member of the Alamosa Elks #1297, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #899, and the American Legion post #133. His greatest passion in life was hunting, fishing, and spending time in the mountains. His motto was “I’d rather be in the mountains than found in the city.” He took great pleasure in his yard, working with his flowers and maintaining an immaculate yard. He loved the San Luis Valley and the lifestyle it provided. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling to the warmer climates in the winter but always looked forward to returning to the Valley.

Because of health reasons, Keith and Claudette moved to Grand Junction, CO, into an independent living facility, Solstice Senior Living Center, on June 6th, 2023, to be closer to their daughters.

Keith is survived by his wife Claudette Morin Fisher, Daughters Sandra and Sharon Fisher of Grand Junction, and Son Brian (Tamie) Fisher of Sun City, AZ. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald, who died of cancer in 2013 at the age of 51, His brother Donald Fisher, and his sister Beverly Kirby.

Keith has requested not to have any services at this time, But the family wants a memorial service next summer held at the American Legion in Alamosa, CO. 

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