Edith B. Fischer, (94) our beloved mother and grandmother peacefully passed away while holding her grandson’s hand on February 13, 2021. Edith B. Mattos was born on 04/24/1926 in Ripon, CA and a longtime Outlook, WA resident.
Married Ray Albee on October 29, 1944 in Oakley Ca. Following his death in 1960 she married Herbert Fischer in Sunnyside. Together they had a combined family of 9 children. In her early years Edith and Ray worked as migrant workers which lead them to settle in Outlook. Later she worked for Western Farmers and helped run the family farm that she and Herb had. Edith was a head of her time as a strong and independent woman working fulltime and raising a family of nine children. She loved to travel and collect antiques. Her favorite was the Packwood Flea Market. She was extremely handy and versatile with crafts, which lead to her participation in many Bazars up and down the valley. Her family also benefited by all the wonderful handmade items she created. She was a long-time member of Tops. As well at the Tuesday lunch Bunch, and the Hospital Guild.
Edith is survived by her four daughters. Renee Mattos and Husband Joe of El Cajon, California, Elaine Edith Belle, of Spokane Washington, Peggy Rosal and husband Paul, of Outlook WA., and Kathy Jolliff/ McIntire and husband Mark of Sunnyside WA. Three sons John Albee and wife Debbie of Richland, WA, Terry Fischer of Medford Oregon and Larry Fischer of Cincinnati, Ohio One daughter-in-law Ruth Fischer of Pasco WA. Three sisters and one brother. Sixteen grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and thirteen great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, sons Richard Albee, Dennis Fischer, Grandson Michael Fischer and three brothers. Edith, our mom, was the guiding force of our family for the last 30 years. Her strength and independence have and will continue to influence us and because of that we will carry her in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Society.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Burial will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Edith's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
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