Pamela Trenor Fisher

Published: 6/9/2018 3:00:12 AM
Modified: 6/9/2018 3:00:27 AM

North Conway, N.H. — Pamela Trenor Fisher passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in North Conway, with her family at her side, and the smell of lilacs, her favorite flower, lingering in the air. Born on May 16, 1926, in Boston, Pam grew up in Gloucester, Mass., the true adventurer she got her pilots license at age 19. She graduated from Bradford Junior College, choosing that school, as it was the only college town with a train that traveled to North Conway, and Cranmore Mountain, where she could ski most weekends.

No one packed more fun and adventures into their lives than Pam and her husband Robert Fisher. Married for 58 years, they raised four children, introducing them to a life full of skiing, tennis, traveling, camping, fly fishing, farming, climbing, endless adventures, misadventures, and more skiing, with occasional frost bite and mild hypothermia.

She loved her home in South Conway with her magnificent flower gardens, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, sheep, and goats. Even in retirement they never slowed down, replacing camping with a Toyota Chinook, spending months on the road enjoying the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Most winters were spent living in the Chinook, parking in ski area parking lots for the night to get the first run of the day.

Their travels took them to Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe where they would alternate between skiing, bicycling, or taking barge trips down the Loire Valley.

When daughter Abbi was on the U.S. Ski team they became roving reporters for the local radio station, WBNC, and reported on World Cup Ski races throughout North American and Europe, taking full advantage of press passes to enjoy free skiing, and sumptuous receptions for the athletes.

Mom taught us frugality at every corner, hand me up everything’s, drying the laundry on a clothes line, and washing her tin foil to reuse over and over again. Rather than hire a painter, mom would paint one side of the house every couple of years.

She was a dedicated volunteer, in 1958 she noticed that Pine Tree School didn’t have a library, so she called everyone she knew and collected books to create a library. She was the energy behind the Eastern Slope Ski Club and is the probably the Guinness World Book Record holder for the number of ski races she volunteered as a gate keeper. And she was a regular at the Red Cross blood drive, donating, to paraphrase Mr. Trump, more gallons of blood than anyone in the world.

She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Reed; her husband, Robert M. Fisher; and her daughter, Deborah Jane Densmore. She is survived by her son, Timothy F. Fisher of Lyme, N.H.; daughters, Susan D. Fisher of Stowe, Vt., and Abigail Fisher-Gould of Ketchum, Idaho; her niece, Pamela Merrill, of Enfield, N.H.; as well as eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held in South Conway in August. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Pine Tree School, 183 Mill Street, Center Conway, NH, 03813.

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