The Curry Coastal Pilot

Monica Fischer, 58, passed away Jan. 31, 2013, at her home in Brookings.

Monica was born June 19, 1954, in Crescent City, to James and Nancy (Chichak) Harper. She grew up there and in Brookings, where she graduated from Brookings-Harbor High School.

Monica later spent 10 years working in Alaska as a cook on king crab fishing boats in Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. She also worked in the canneries there. While there, Monica met Jeff Fischer whom she married July 3, 1987, in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

They moved to Brookings where Jeff established Little Fish Construction. Monica worked at the Tackle Shop in Gold Beach and the Chetco Outdoor Store in Brookings, as well as keeping the books for Jeff's business. Five years ago, she obtained her real estate agent license and had been working as an agent for Blue Pacific Realty.

Monica loved spending time outdoors with her dogs, hunting and fishing. She also like traveling, snowmobiling and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include her husband Jeff Fischer of Brookings; siblings Rick Harper of Smith River, Cyndi McMann of Eugene; half-sister Gladys Comeau of Lachine, Ontario, Canada. Also surviving are three nieces and three nephews.

An open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the family home, 96852 Swede Lane in Brookings.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.