Judy Irene Woell Fisher, 74, of Vaughn, died Feb. 9, 2021, surrounded by her husband of 56 years and their family.
Born July 17, 1946, in Union Hospital in Mayville, N.D., she was the daughter of R.W. Woell and Inga (Johnson) Woell of rural Clifford, N.D. She attended Mayville State College, Mayville, N.D., and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She later received a Master of Arts in Education from Minot State College, Minot, N.D., in 1974
Her teaching career spanned over 37 years in schools in North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Montana, working in special education with special needs children. In Montana, she taught in Loy and Valley View elementary schools in Great Falls, retiring from the Great Falls Public Schools district in 2004.
Judy married James Earl Fisher of rural Portland, N.D., on July 12, 1964, and they began their life together in Mayville where their two sons, Jeff and Jerry were born.
Judy was more than just a member of the Sons of Norway Lodsen Lodge #138 of Great Falls. She was a strong pillar, supporting the lodge and its many parts, working to maintain the Norwegian heritage through crafts, language, and foods.
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