Carole Jean (White) Fisher went to be with our Lord Tuesday, July 31, 2012, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Carole was born November 29, 1941, in Wahpeton, N.D., to Harold V. and Dorothy I. (Speer) White. She spent her childhood in Wahpeton, graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1959 where she was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, Girls’ Glee Club, band, Girls’ Athletic Association and Thespian Troupe 26. She was also a First Class Girl Scout with Wahpeton Girl Scout Council and an active member of the United Methodist Church as an officer of the Youth Fellowship and a member of the choir. After high school, Carole attended St. Cloud Cosmetology College in St. Cloud, Minn.. and received her cosmetology certification. She later became a licensed cosmetologist in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona and Washington.
In 1960 Carole married Robert N. Zierden in St. Cloud, whom she had three children with. In 1971 they moved their family to Glendale, Ariz., where among her many endeavors she became an instructor at the Arizona Cosmetology College and at the Institute of Nail Technology both in Phoenix. She was the owner of both A Cut Above East & West and the President of the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology. She also served as an instructor for Redkin Hair Products in both Arizona and Washington. She was an active member of Epworth Methodist Church in Phoenix.
In 1982 Carole married David E. Fisher in Phoenix, and they spent 24 years together until his death in 2007. In 1988 they moved to Electric City, where they owned and operated the Electric City Tavern and Changes Beauty & Tanning. Recently, in January 2012, Carole became the owner of the Village Cinema in Coulee Dam. She was a member of the Grand Coulee Order of Eastern Star Chapter 237. She was initiated in 1990 and held many offices including a three times Worthy Matron, Tea Time Deputy Instructor in 2001-2002, and Grand Representative of Tennessee in Washington in 2009-2011. In 2002 she was granted lifetime membership. Carole was also an active member of Grand Coulee United Methodist Church.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David E. Fisher and her brother Charles “Ray” White.
She is survived by son Kevin P. Zierden (Lori Hunt-Zierden) of Fontana, Calif.; son John M. “Jay” Zierden (Sonya Steinke-Jorgensen) of Port Orchard, Wash.; daughter Lynette P. Zierden (Don Redfield) of Electric City; brother Robert “Bob” White of Tempe, Ariz.; sister-in-law Marjorie (Rider) White of Medical Lake; stepsons: Terry, Larry, Jerry and David Fisher; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren and her faithful companion Rags.
A memorial service was held Saturday August 4, 2012, at the Grand Coulee Methodist Church 405 Center Street in Grand Coulee. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carole’s name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice is greatly appreciated.