Virginia Mary Kosc Fisher

Fisher, Virginia

Virginia Mary Kosc Fisher, age 84, of Clarkesville took the hand of The Lord at the Medical Center, Braselton, Georgia on Sunday, November 26, 2017 . She was born January 22, 1933 in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Virginia graduated Boyne Falls High School, class of 1951 and was employed at Michigan Bell. On December 12, 1953 Virginia married her high school sweetheart Ralph Fisher. Virginia then became a homemaker and raised two children. She returned to paid employment at the school cafeteria then St. Vincent DePaul located in Ishpeming, Michigan. Virginia spent most of her life in Michigan and upon her and Ralph’s retirement they relocated to a warmer climate in Georgia. No matter the location, neighbors and friends recognized her as a person who listened more than she spoke, and though she exuded a child-like charm, she would dispel this image by expressing her sincere, definitive opinion. Virginia originated from humble beginnings which was evident by her cost-conscientious purchases and frugality in day-to-day living. She considered herself more fortunate than most and appreciated the simple things such as people watching, the aroma of percolating coffee, the comfort of a blanket on a cold morning, the brilliance of a Christmas light display, or an afternoon excursion through the country-side. Virginia enjoyed shopping, not necessarily purchasing, in pursuit of the ultimate bargain referred to as “treasures” typically obtained at a yard or rummage sale. Virginia was skilled at baking and enjoyed providing savory goods for her family and relative’s events. She also enjoyed working in the yard, particularly culturing flowers and decorative plants. Virginia never avoided a physically challenging task for the benefit of her family whether snow blowing the driveway, carrying building materials during home construction or collecting firewood. She also enjoyed walking with friends or family members, often for several miles a day. Even during her final months, in her reduced physical condition, she shuffled down the driveway several times a day at her residence in Clarkesville, Georgia. Virginia Mary Fisher (Kosc), wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt, friend, neighbor will undoubtedly be missed but her genuine appreciation of the simple things and her conservative way of living will likely be transferred by the many people she has touched. Virginia’s ashes will be scattered at two locations in which she resided and considered special, the Whitefish River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and near the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia. Virginia was preceded in death by parents Wasyl and Victoria Kosc; in-laws Raymond and Clara Fisher; Brother-in-laws Raymond Fisher, Bernard Fisher; Sister-in-law Dolores Knott; nephews Raymond Fisher Jr., Charles Lister; niece Carol Fisher. Virginia is survived by her husband Ralph; children Barbara, Christopher; grandson Ian; brothers Sam, Andy; sister Irene; Nieces and nephews; Kathy, Terry, Christine, Kim, Matt, Steve, Sarah, Elizabeth, Brian, Peggy, Susie, Patty, Diane, Kerri.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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