Yanette Marie Fisher, 62

Published 9:27am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Born: Sept. 1, 1950
Died: Dec. 6, 2012

Yanette, daughter of Harold and Arlene Fisher of Niles and Three Oaks, was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1950. At the time of her death, she resided in Bourbon, Ind. Yanette was raised in Niles with her two brothers, Peter and Patrick, and father and mother, Harold and Arlene. The family used the first letter of each of their first names to spell out the word “HAPPY,” naming their farm “Happy Hill Farm” on Morris Drive just outside of Niles, as well as living on 13th/Broadway, in town.

Yanette, who dealt with many medical and related issues due to weight reduction surgeries, among fighting and beating cancer in 2010, left this life very suddenly, however, naturally and peacefully while in her sleep on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in her home in Bourbon, Ind.. Though a shock to be the one, she was found by her best friend, Lori Zimmerman, of Bourbon.
One could write pages about Yanette and her life growing up as a country kid in Niles and the Three Oaks area.

As an adult, the love, friendships and caring she gave and showed others, not only as a friend, a certified care-giver and just an all-around good person, was not without notice. She leaves a very large void in the hearts and lives of those who knew her.

Her friendships touched folks from the town of Bourbon to the East Coast, all the way to Napa and Yountville, Calif., where her surviving brother, Patrick, and Yanette’s niece and nephew live with their families.

To have known Yanette or enjoyed her in your life was an honor. Her presence added sunshine and smiles to anyone’s day. Though over the years of her sufferings and struggles through several major surgeries, she continued to fight and refused to give in. Yanette always found humor and a smile or laughter within life and what it presented. Her friends of Bourbon and Etna Green, Ind. and reaching
Yountville, knew Yanette as “Bear.” For such a small-statured woman in her later years, she can claim pride in once being a mid-wife in the Ozarks, to a certified horse shoe-er in Kentucky, to a CNA caring for the elderly, until her strength and health would no longer allow. She spent several years caring for her father, in Three Oaks, until he passed.

Preceded in death by her mother and father and older brother, she leaves behind with happy memories and smiles are her brother, Patrick; and the very special pride in Yanettes’s life, the ‘Munchkin’, Olivia; and Olivia’s parents (and Yanette’s niece) Jessica and Vince Valtierra; her nephew, Erik (and Lindsay) Fisher; and an extended family of Veronica and Gary Simpson, all from Napa, Calif., and nieces and nephews from Michigan and North Carolina, Brian (Kim) Fisher, Toni (Barry) Fisher and Gayle Hobert.

God Bless you, sis. All is good now! We will all miss you dearly. Thanks for who and how you were.

“Last tag”

Your brother and friend,


No services will be held, at Yanette’s request. Donations may be sent to Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main, Bourbon, Indiana 46504

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