Graveside services for Eugene Fish, 90, of Baker were held June 15, 2016 at Carlyle Cemetery.
Eugene passed away June 11, 2016 at his home in Baker.
Eugene Ward Fisk was born Jan. 14, 1926 to Ward and Julia (Hartse) Fisk on the family homestead southwest of Carlyle. He grew up around the Carlyle and Ollie area, graduating from Ollie High School in 1943. Eugene was very proud that he jumped up a grade because he was the only student in his grade. After graduating, Eugene farmed for a couple of years before moving into Baker to pursue a different career. He started working for the Montana Highway Department in the spring of 1948. He loved spending time and working with his co-workers: Bill Bohle, Bill Defferding, and Sam Myer. After his retirement in the fall of 1979, he started working for Miller Construction and Wang Feeds. Eugene also cared for his mother until her passing in 1996.
Eugene loved spending time reading history books and was often found watching history on his television. He was also interested in learning about homeopathy and alternative ways of medicine. Eugene was a good mechanic and always enjoyed working on his old cars until he no longer understood the newer models. He was very thankful for the help of his neighbors: Johnny, Carl and Dale. They were always willing to stop in and help with his day to day needs.
Eugene is survived by his nephew, Steve (Julie) Stanhope and their children Lauren (Josh) Celander, Lisa Stanhope, and Lexi Stanhope; niece, Barbara Stanhope and her children Tanner and Jamie Fischer; nephew, Bob (Kristie) Stanhope and their children Nate (Val) Stanhope, Kalli (Jeff) Allen, and Blake Stanhope; several cousins and family members who held a special place in his heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Julia Fish; and sister, Nina Dell Fisk.
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