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Stephen “Steve” Ray Fisher
14 Nov 1949 – 03 Mar 2024

Stephen “Steve” Ray Fisher Obituary

Stephen Ray “Steve” Fisher passed away peacefully in Yreka on Sunday, March 3, 2024. He was 74 years old.

Steve was born on November 14, 1949 to Marshall and Shirley Fisher. He grew up in the community of Klamath River with his parents, his brother, Rickford, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Steve loved his childhood river life of hunting, fishing, swimming in Beaver Creek, and being in the woods. In his earlier life he enjoyed logging with his father and brother.

At the age of 18, Steve joined the US Army, where he served out his enlistment with a short time in Czechoslovakia, and the remainder of his time stationed in Germany. He was always proud that he had done his part to represent his country through his service.

Although he had a difficult rough patch in his life, he found refuge in his faith in the Lord and was able to rise above those difficult times when, in the fall of 1993, he found sobriety with AA. At the time of his passing, he was very proud of the 30 years of sobriety he was able to retain.

Steve served his AA family faithfully through his attendance at meetings, sponsorship of other members in need, and help in hosting meetings in remote areas for people who had limited transportation to get to the more populated areas that held meetings. He was humbled and honored of and by the support he could provide to others seeking sobriety.

Service with his AA family assisted Steve with the confidence to do more community outreach endeavors, such as his hard, dedicated work to help rebuild the Hornbrook Community Center, for which he was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Hornbrook community in the Fall of 2023. He also assisted his home community of Klamath River by donating his time volunteering at the Bi-Annual Turkey Shoots at the Klamath River Community Hall and to the Klamath River Hose Company. He was very proud to show that lives and people can change and that service to others was an integral part of growing.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Marshal “M.A.” Fisher, and his brother, Rickford Fisher.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Fisher; his son Jason (Erinn) Fisher; his daughter Karri (Paul) Frederick; his grandchildren Trevor (Amber) Fisher, Elsie Jeanne Fisher, Mollie, Maddie, and Maizey Frederick; his great granddaughter Rowyn Fisher and his great grandson Augie Frederick. He is also survived by his niece Jessica (Jason) Stone, and his nephew Trapper (Lori) Fisher, and many nieces, nephews, and great nephews.

Steve had many friends who were like family over the years – too many to list! All of whom loved and will miss him and will hold very special memories of their time with him and the special place he held in their lives. River Grenier and Brenda Dunn send their love to Steve.

A graveside military service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Friday, March 22 at 10 am, and a Celebration of Life will be held at Life FourSquare Church in Yreka on Saturday, March 23, at 12 Noon.

Donations in Steve’s memory can be made to the Klamath River Community Hall, Klamath River Hose Company, a local AA Meeting of your choosing, or the Hornbrook Community Center.


Friday, March 22, 2024


Evergreen Cemetery
853 Evergreen Lane
Yreka, CA 96097

Celebration Of Life

Saturday, March 23, 2024


Life Foursquare Church
900 North Street
Yreka, CA 96097

source: Girdner Funeral Chapel

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