Gloria J. Fisher Doucette of Fort Peck passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2019 in Glasgow.
Gloria was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on November 25, 1939 to Thomas and Anne Fisher. The family moved to Minnesota for a short time before relocating to Nashua, Montana in 1946. They enjoyed spending time in McCabe visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles where Gloria enjoyed riding horses and playing on the farm. Her parents ran Nashua Dry Cleaners while Gloria attended school in Nashua. Her favorite horse was named Honey and they performed in barrel racing events. She and her family also participated in parades in Glasgow and in the Wolf Point Stampede with their horses and carts.
Gloria worked at the family dry cleaning business delivering dry cleaning to locations as far as Opheim, Glentana and Fort Peck before a fire destroyed the family business. She also worked a mail delivery route north of Nashua. Gloria then worked at Glasgow AFB where she met the love of her life, Leon “Dewey” Doucette. They were married in October of 1967. The family was stationed in Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973 during which time daughter, Melissa, was born into the family. After serving in Puerto Rico, the family was stationed at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls and then returned to Nashua in February of 1974.
Gloria loved her community and enjoyed working at Bergie’s Ice Cream Parlor, The B & B Market, The Nashua Town Office and the Glasgow Clinic until retirement. She spent her spare time quilting, gardening and assisting at the Nashua Senior Center and hosting ‘5 O’clocks’ with her friends. One of her favorite past-times was sitting on the front deck of her home in Fort Peck and visiting with friends and neighbors. The Fort Peck Theater was near and dear to her heart and she enjoyed attending the many shows and events there over the years.
Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Fisher and Anne Schile, and her sister, Carole Jean ‘Jeannie’ Fisher Schell.
She is survived by her adoring husband, Leon (Dewey); brothers, Dick (Jan) Fisher and Larry (Teresa) Fisher; children, Loretta Davis of Billings, Montana, Mike (Suzanne) Doucette of Oak Glen, California and Melissa Todd of Helena, Montana; five grandchildren, Jeremiah, Ashley, Kyle, Kaleb and Dylan; and six great-grandchildren, Owen, Harper, Thea, Braxtyn, Beckytt and Braezyn.
A memorial service is scheduled for May 22, 2019 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Fort Peck Theater and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Gloria’s love, laughter and sweet spirit will be missed by her family and many, many friends in Montana and beyond.