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Margerta Bryant Bundy Fisher


Margerta Bryant Bundy Fisher Obituary
MARGERTA BRYANT BUNDY FISHER 1920 - 2018 Margerta Bryant Bundy Fisher, a southern Nevada resident for more than 60 years, passed away quietly at her home in Pahrump on the morning of her 98th birthday, Jan. 8, 2018. "Margo," as she was known to her family and friends throughout her life was born in Portland, Maine on Jan. 8, 1920, the eldest daughter and second child of John Ciprian Bryant and Margaret Freeborn True. She and her sister and four brothers were raised in the lobstering and boat-building hamlet of South Freeport, on Casco Bay in Maine. During World War II she lived in Washington DC, working for National Airlines, J. Willard Marriott's Hot Shoppes restaurants, and for three years, as the manager of the cafeterias and snack bars in the Pentagon, where she was responsible for providing food services to the more than 25,000 people who passed through that massive building every day. In 1950, she accepted a position with the Hot Shoppes in Salt Lake City. There she met a young man from the deserts of southern Utah, Dean Bundy. They were married on June 24, 1950. Over the next 12 years, they had six children. The young family settled in Las Vegas in 1953. She and her husband were divorced in 1962. For the next three years she was a single mother, working long hours six days a week as the manager of a newly-opened Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, while raising her children. In 1965 she married Earle J. Fisher, a grocery store manager from Chicago. Margo and Earle had many happy years together. As her children grew up and started their own families, she and Earle bought a 33-foot travel trailer, with a truck to pull it, and began a new career. For almost 15 years they trekked each spring from their home in southern Nevada to Yellowstone National Park, where they worked as seasonal employees. Each winter they returned to the Las Vegas area or cruised the highways of America visiting family and friends. Margo loved traveling and adventure and never tired of her life on the road. She visited all 50 states, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii and to the Philippines. Margo and Earle made Pahrump their permanent home in 1987. Earle passed away in 2004. Since then, Margo has lived quietly in her modest little home off Basin Street. For many years she served as a Senior Companion, working for various charities in Pahrump. Her constant love of people, ready smile, and practical good sense touched the lives of many in the Pahrump community. She was a committed and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter- day Saints, and for many years was known as the "designated driver" for the sisters who regularly attended the Las Vegas Nevada Temple with her. She served as a "greeter" for the congregation and visitors to the Charleston Park Ward. Margo is survived by her first husband, Dean; her six children, Dean Jr. (Diane), Knoxville, Tenn.; Gary (Jackie) Etowah, Tenn.; Teri (Mrs. William Heineke), Spokane, Wash.; David, Gold Beach, Ore.; Maria (Mrs. Philip Carney), Pendleton, Ore.; and Robin, Las Vegas; 26 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren. She has two living brothers, David, of Bangor, Maine, and Daniel, of Hampton, N.H.; as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, all of whom cherished this most wonderful mother, kind and loving aunt, cousin, and constant caring friend. To the end of her life, she remembered each of her grandchildrens' birthdays and never failed to call them on their special day. They will never forget her. A memorial service is planned for Margo at 11:00 am on Jan. 27, 2018 at the Charleston Park Building of the , 921 E. Wilson Road, Pahrump, NV 89048.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 19, 2018
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