Published in the TC Palm on June 7, 2017
Mary Louise Fisher 1928 - 2017
Vero Beach, FL
Mary Louise Fisher passed away on June 5th, 2017 in Vero
Beach, Florida. She was 88 years old.
Mary Louise, known to her many lifelong friends as Pinky, was
born on December 11, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Mary Thomas and Robert Dier. She was
raised in Washington, DC and grew up in the famous Kennedy-Warren building where she
could listen to the sound of the animals at the nearby Washington DC zoo. She graduated
from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947. She married Emerson Hal Whitney at the
age of 18 and moved to Miami where she was a homemaker and raised her 4 children in
Miami Shores. Hal passed away in 1967 after 20 years of marriage.
Mary Louise married George Kern Fisher in 1975 and they were together for 33 years until
his death in 2009. She and George moved permanently to Vero Beach in 1981 where she
lived until her death.
She is survived by her four children; Scott Emerson Whitney of Sarasota, Florida, Anne
Whitney Angelopoulos and her husband George of Longmont, Colorado, Brian Thomas
Whitney and his wife Susie Gallaudet of Nederland, Colorado and Jennifer Whitney Spell of
Virginia Beach, VA and 5 grandchildren Ali, Nick, Tate, Graham and Grace.
A memorial service will be held at the Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral home at 1950 20th
Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 on Thursday, June 12th at 3 PM.