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Mrs. Alice Fisher's Homegoing
Mrs. Alice Fisher went home to heaven Sunday morning, December 5, 2010. Mrs. Fisher’s husband, Wilfred, her son Philip, and daughter-in-law, Bethany, were with her when she crossed the line of worlds. She had fought a eight month battle with cancer. Now, she is with the Lord.
The memorial service for Mrs. Alice Fisher will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010, in the Helen Mathews Luce Chapel on the Kentucky Mountain Bible College campus.
Alice Blanche Fisher went to her heavenly reward from the campus of Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Vancleve, Kentucky on December 5, 2010. Her 95 years were spent in service to the Lord and were a great blessing to many people.
She was born September 25, 1915 to Floyd Allen Boyington and Mabel Gremmels-Boyington in Silverton, Oregon. Alice graduated from Stayton Oregon High School in 1933 and continued her education at Portland Bible Institute, graduating in 1937 with a Major in Bible.
Alice married Francis Wilfred Fisher on August 27, 1937 after they completed their educational training at Portland Bible College. Following their wedding, they came to Asbury College where they both completed majors in English and Public Speaking, respectively.
On December 15, 1939, Alice and Wilfred Fisher accepted an invitation from Lela G. McConnell to teach at the Kentucky Mountain Bible Institute (KMBI) "for the rest of the school year". This was shortly after the July 5, 1939 flood destroyed KMBI. Alice and Wilfred came to a campus where there was one building under construction that housed all the faculty, staff, and 16 students. Alice wrote, "it was very primitive, no doors, no linoleum, no electricity, no bathrooms. But God blessed, and we were very happy." When the new school year came, they were asked to stay. Soon they realized that God was calling them to minister here in the Kentucky Mountains. During this time, three children blessed Alice and Wilfred: Frances 1943, Stephen 1946, and Philip 1956. During her years at Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Alice Fisher was Registrar for 40 years. She also taught English, Bible and Theology. In her later years, she served as Secretary to the President, Phillip Speas for an additional 17 years until failing health forced retirement. During her 71 years of service, Alice Fisher was a faithful teacher, a great encourager, a prayer warrior, a counselor, and a wonderful blessing to her co-workers and to hundreds of students. Alice chose three verses as her "life verses.": I Peter 5:2,3, I Corinthians 14:12, and John 15:16. Alice Fisher lived out these verses before us for 73 years. She will be greatly missed from this hilltop, but heaven rejoices to receive her. Alice was preceded in death by son Stephen who was killed in a bulldozing accident in 1973, and later by daughter Frances, who passed away in 2009. Alice is survived by her husband, Francis Wilfred Fisher and son, Philip Wilfred Fisher and wife, Bethany Fisher; grandsons: Sydney Cripe, Steven Cripe, Adam Fisher, Brayden Fisher; and great grandchildren: Katherine Cripe, Steven Cripe, and Jacob Cripe. A memorial service for Alice will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Helen Mathews Luce Chapel on the campus of Kentucky Mountain Bible College.
The family requests that memorials are given to the existing Wilfred and Alice Fisher Scholarship Fund at the Kentucky Mountain Bible College. Memorials may be sent to the attention of President Speas at KMBC, PO Box 10, Vancleve, KY 41385.