FISH—Eula Dixie Fish passed peacefully Aug. 8, 2017.
She was born in Hot Springs, N.M., on Dec. 31, 1937. She is survived by her four children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Eula moved to the state of Washington as a baby and then to Florence at age 10. She went through high school and then met her first husband, Ray Bishop, on the stage of the Florence Civic Theatre in a production of “You can't take it With You.”
They married and raised four children: Angela, Desiree, Christian and Don.
Eula volunteered in her children’s classrooms as an art instructor and teacher’s aide.
After the children were teenagers, Eula went on to college and received a nursing degree. She met her second husband, Robert Fish, during that time. They married in 1980 and enjoyed their time together until his death in 2010.
Eula volunteered for the Florence Events Center, Meals on Wheels, as well as being a counselor for the Women’s Center.
Eula was an artist who loved to paint and draw in many medi- ums. Animals, the outdoors and her family were her favorite subjects. She was prolific in jewelry making, clay sculpting, basket weaving and tiny bears.
Eula had a huge green thumb and would beautify wherever she lived with amazing gardens. She could create a perfect oasis for everyone to enjoy, including for birds, squirrels, her cats and the neighbors.
Eula was very spiritual and a good listener. She could make you feel so much better with a listen and a hug. If you wanted counsel she would give it, encouraging you to solve and work through your worries in your own time.
She loved wildlife and had a great respect for nature. Eula had connection with animals which she shared with her children and grandchildren.
Eula loved to dance, wear bright colors, laugh, read, walk in the woods, nurture and most of all, she loved her family.
We will all miss her very much.