LeRoy Fish died at his home in Eugene, Oregon, Wednesday March 20, 2002.
According to his wife Jacqueline Fish, Dr. Fish went out to the barn to
do chores; she found him awhile later in the shop. He was being treated
for congestive heart failure."
LeRoy Fish had a doctorate in Zoology/Ecology from Washington State University,
was a retired wildlife ecologist from Triangles Lake, Oregon, and had
been a consultant on the Skookum cast find and other matters.
Dr. Fish had over 30 years experience in wildlife research. He will be
Eugene, Oregon Register-Guard - Saturday March 23, 2002 Obituaries:
BLACHLY - A memorial dinner will be held
March 23, 2002 for LeRoy Fish
of Blachly, who died March 20 of congestive heart failure. He was 59.
Fish was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Portland to Ivor and Lorena Smith Fish.
He married Jacqueline Fischer in Woodland, Washington on Oct. 7, 1983.
received bachelor's and master's degrees from Walla Walla College and
a Ph.D. from Washington State University. Fish worked as a wildlife biologist.
His interests included woodworking, teaching and fishing. Fish grew up
in Eugene and lived for the past 15 years in Blachly. Survivors include
his wife; three daughters, Melinda Fish of Euless, Texas, Melitta Verrill
of Auburn, Maine, and Melissa Olfert of Poway, California; a brother,
Merlin of Ridgefield, Wash.; a sister, Yvonne King of Springfield; and
will be held at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Church in Blachly. Guests are encouraged
to bring a plant or small tree. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene
is in charge of arrangements.
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