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Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, October 17, 1990

Dr. Fred L. Fisher
Retired seminary professor

Dr. Fred L. Fisher of Novato, retired longtime Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary professor, died Monday, Oct. 15, 1990, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

Dr. Fisher was born in Kansas and grew up in Muskogee, Okla. He was educated at Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the University of Zurich and later at Cambridge University in England.

He pastured churches in Oklahoma and Texas from 1933 to 1948. Before coming to the local seminary, he also taught at the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and Hardin Simmons University.

He joined the faculty of Golden Gate Seminary at Strawberry Point as professor of New Testament in 1952. He was honored in 1971 as one of the “Outstanding Educators of America.” He retired officially in 1976 but continued to teach until earlier this year at the Golden Gate Seminary’s Southern California campus in Bra, where he was academic coordinator and professor in residence.

He retired early this year because of ill health and moved back to Marin.

Dr. Fisher had traveled extensively and was the author of several books, including “Purpose of God and the Christian life,” “Jesus and His Teachings: and “Paul and His Teachings.”

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leah G. Fisher, four daughters, Maridell Fryar of Texas, Jennie Lea Conboy of Clayton, Lou Ann Sexton of Novato and Lynn Powell of Cobb Mountain; two sisters, Flo Fowler and Edna Cagle, both of Missouri, and six grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at Strawberry Point. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in chapel foyer. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Novato.

The family prefers memorial contributions to the Fred Fisher Scholarship Fund, in care of the Golden Gate Baptist Seminary.

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