William Ottus Fisher
William (Bill) Ottus Fisher passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 9 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Born on August 1, 1938, in Ajo, Arizona, Fisher attended Kenilworth Elementary and West High Schools in Phoenix and graduated from the University of Arizona, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
After college, Fisher worked at United Materials and Superior Companies. He later became active in the plumbing industry and was elected president of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) in Phoenix.
Fisher was active in several community service and professional organizations and served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club.
A man of varied interests, Fisher enjoyed designing and building things, including a Cobra automobile and a Lightning airplane. In recent years he became interested in painting and displayed a style that combined his engineering and artistic sensibilities.
Living part of the year at “Chantecler,” his home overlooking Lake Chapala, Fisher pursued his interest in painting and was a patron of the Northern Lights Music Festival. He loved his home in Mexico, the community and the people
Fisher will be remembered for his great personal warmth, his thoughtfulness, his subtle humor and his analytical mind. He was truly a “man’s man” with a tender heart. He brought us joy.
Fisher is survived by his sons Jeff and Mike, his sisters Barbara Jane (Janie) Shelton and Ethel Rowland, brother-in-law Archer Shelton, and by his best friend and soulmate, Anne Zell.