On the morning of December 5th, 2020, Ma’o’néhe/Red Wolf, Gaylord Fisher, traveled on to the next camp after a long illness on Saturday, December 5, 2020. His two oldest children were present with him at the Veterans Hospital in Portland Oregon. Gaylord was 54.
Gaylord was born to George David Fisher and Cordelia Starving Bear Fisher on May 10, 1966 in Cincinnati Ohio.
After his parents passed away, Gaylord was raised, along with his brothers George D. Jr. “Smiley,” Gabriel, and sister Collette, by his Grandparents Minnie (Red Neck, Fisher) and Wilford A. Ragsdale “Rags.” He grew up in Busby Montana, at the white corrals, along with his siblings and cousins.
After graduation from St. Labre, he joined the United States Air Force in 1987. Gaylord trained in Biloxi, MS as an Aviation Radio/Radar Control Specialist, stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base working on the B-52 Bomber. After honorable discharge in 1991, he worked at Montana Power.
Gaylord attended Perry Technical Institute in Yakama Washington on a Montana Power Scholarship and earned his degrees in Instrumentation & Industrial Electronics. He loved his work and was a professional for many years in power plants and oil/gas refineries all over the country including Hewlett Packard, General Electric, PGE, and Conoco Phillips.
Gaylord was also an accomplished artist. He enjoyed painting scenes of the hills surrounding Lame Deer, and of the natural world.
Being raised by his grandma Minnie, he had many old stories which he enjoyed sharing with his children and others if they asked. Gaylord was raised traditionally and was proud of what Grandma Minnie taught him. He spent much of his time hunting and fishing with his brothers in his childhood. He also loved dirt bike racing and raced on tracks all over Montana as a young man.
Gaylord married Bobbi Jo Limberhand in 1987 and has two children with her- Brandyn and Ariel Fisher. After their divorce, Gaylord married Rebecca (McLean) Fisher in 2006. Together they have two children- Gia and Rika Fisher.
Gaylord loved his family and enjoyed visiting with them and his friends. During Covid, he continued to visit using video chat, and phone calls.
Gaylord is survived by his older children, Brandyn Limberhand, Ariel Fisher, of Lame Deer, and his younger children Gia and Rika Fisher of Portland. His grandsons whom he adored: Amari Thor Whitehawk, who carries his Grandpa’s Cheyenne name, Armani Cashis Thex, Brayson Justin Limberhand.
Also, his sister Collette Fisher of Colorado, and his spouse Rebecca Fisher.
Uncles, George Littlehead Jr., Llevando Fisher, Harold Fisher, Jr., Charlie (Donna) Bearcomesout, Michael (Victoria) Bearcomesout, Peter (Crystal) Bearcomesout, Daniel Fisher, Sr. His Aunts, Christine Fisher Yeager, Veronica Starvingbear, Phyllis Bearcomesout (Llevando) Fisher, Maryann (Bearcomesout) Russell, Elsie Wick, Susie Wilsey, Ester Brady, Shirley Brady, Annette Brady and Serena Brady, Cousins Conrad Fisher, Lance Fisher, Linda Morrison, Curtis Morrison Jr, and Mervin Curtis Morrison. His special cousins, Bruce Spang, Elizabeth Fisher, Daneeta Fisher, Michelle Fast Horse, Haroldine Fisher Goings, Garrett Gray, Arthur Gray, Andrea Medicine Top, Ronnie Mae Mack, Celeste (Yeager) Rushing, and Jason Fisher. Nieces Chasity (Fonz) Lafranier of Montana, Tiffany (Michael) Gusbeth, Stephanie (Dan) Harness, Taylor (Ronnie) Mitchell, and Miona Haugen. Nephews: Tyler (Shelby) Mitchell, (all Collette’s children of Colorado) Monte Myles Haugen (Montana). Also numerous friends and family, who, if we forgot to mention we are truly sorry.
Gaylord was preceded in death by his parents, George D. Fisher, Sr. & Cordelia Starving Bear. His paternal Grandparents, Wilford(Rags) Ragsdale, Minnie (Redneck) Fisher Ragsdale, Harold Fisher Sr. and Mable Fisher, as well as his maternal grandparents, Jalmer Starving Bear and Ramona Brady. His Brothers, George D. Fisher, Jr (Smiley), Gabriel Fisher and Robert Lee Fisher, His Uncles, Jerry Fisher, Everette Fisher, Herman Bearcomesout. Great Aunt/Gramma Dorothy Wood, and his Aunts, Enid Fisher, and Veronica Chavez Wetsch.
Descendant of Black Kettle’s sister Red Dress
Descendant of Sand Creek and Washita Massacre Survivors
Family Names and Relatives: Fisher, Brady, Braided Hair, Spang, Starving Bear, Red Neck, Morrison, Beaver
Funeral and Burial will be held at Yellow Stone National Cemetery 55 Buffalo Trail Road, Laurel MT on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m . Funeral Will Be Recorded and available by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com those unable to travel.