Sherry “Bear” Lynn Fisher, 68, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, went home to the Lord on October 26, 2023, at her home with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeffery Grams officiating. Cremation has taken place in accordance with her wishes. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. It is respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Sherry’s honor be made to the Scottsbluff Rural Fire Department or to St. John’s Lutheran Church. The service will be live-streamed and recorded to Sherry’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Sherry was born on March 15, 1955, to Norman and June (Pritchard) Hand in Kearney, Nebraska. She graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1973. She attended Hastings Community College in 1973 and Kearney State College in 1974 where she played softball and had a great time while doing it.
She married Richard Fisher on March 24, 1978, in Kearney and to this union three children were born: Chevy, James, and Richard Jr.
Sherry worked for the City of Kearney, Ideal Linen, Magnolia Homes, and retired from The Home Depot where she enjoyed helping her contractors.
Bear, SherBear, Momma Bear, Grandma Bear as she was known by many, loved to fly, garden, can her goodies from her garden, watch bull-riding, local racing, and do diamond painting. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she played in the chime choir. Sherry was a past board member of the EAA Chapter 608 where she helped organize airport fly-ins and dressed up as Rosie the Riveter. Her love for softball continued throughout her life. She organized, coached, and played on many teams. She could be found sitting in her chair or at the kitchen table watching the girls play during the yearly Women’s College World Series. Sherry was also an avid Huskers fan, cheering on the Lady Huskers playing volleyball and the guys playing football. GO BIG RED!
One of her favorite things was spending time with her family and going back to “P-town” to visit. She had many stories of growing up on the river and flying airplanes with her dad, achieving a pilot’s license before her driver’s license. She was always on the go as a child and enjoyed visiting her grandparents’ farm, climbing trees, getting into mischief, and playing with her cousins. She loved her grandkids and attended every event she could from football to dance recitals. She and the grandkids would often be together baking her famous snickerdoodle cookies. She made everything fun and convinced her grandkids to brush their teeth by saying she wanted, “freshy fresh kisses”.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Richard Fisher; children, Chevy Fisher, James (Candace) Fisher, and Richard (Rebecca) Fisher Jr.; grandchildren, Jordon, Paige, Silas, Joshua, Caroline, and Amelia Fisher; father, Norman Hand; brothers, Bob (Lea) Hand and Jon (Diane) Hand; brothers-in-law, Roger (Robin) Fisher and David (Lois) Fisher; sister-in-law, Kathleen Fisher; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sherry was greeted in Heaven by her mother, June (Pritchard) Hand; in-laws, James and Mary Ann (Fester) Fisher; sister, Renee Hand; brothers-in-law, Darryl Fisher and Terry Jo Fisher; sister-in-law, Rosie Fisher; along with numerous friends.
The family would like to thank Regional West Hospice for the love, care, and support they provided in Sherry’s final days. Sherry has her wings to fly all the time now.