September 27, 1929 December 1, 2020
Yvonne Fisher passed into her eternal rest on December 1, 2020 at the age of 91. Yvonne was born in Tunis on September 27, 1929, and, together with her four brothers and three sisters, struggled to survive the Nazi invasion during WWII. After the war, Yvonne married an American soldier, Robert MacLean, and emigrated to the United States where she mastered English and became a proud American citizen. Robert and Yvonne moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, eventually building a home in Mountain View. Robert went to work as an engineer at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company and Yvonne set about raising their four children, Bobby, Richard, Brian and Kathy. Their marriage, however, ended in divorce in 1962 and Yvonne was faced with the task of raising her four children as a single mother. She took on this situation with her customary resolve and secured a position as a librarian in the Stanford Physics Department which enabled her to pay the bills. There she met a Post-doctoral Fellow, Thornton Roberts (Bob) Fisher, in 1963 and they embarked on a storybook romance which led to marriage on June 22, 1968. Yvonne resigned her position at Stanford and once again devoted her life to her family; Bob took a position as a research scientist at Lockheed. In 1978, their family grown, Yvonne and Bob built a home in Morgan Hill where Yvonne opened her own Real Estate Office called Carriage Realty. Yvonne retired from real estate in 1988 but did not stay idle. She worked together with Bob to build their “dream” home in Los Altos Hills, and became involved in local politics, serving for two years as chairman of the Awards Committee of Los Altos Hills. When Bob retired in 1994, she traveled with him to many places including France, Ireland, Hawaii, Alaska, and Tahiti. Throughout her life, Yvonne’s focus was on her family whom she deeply loved. She will be sorely missed by all.