Ina Earlene Fisher of Andrews, Texas was 89 when she went to the other side on the 24th of March twenty sixteen after a drawn out battle with lymphoma. Born in Runnels county, Texas, Ina Earlene Fisher helped her family raise cattle, horses, and other livestock and she traded horses and auctioneered from time to time. Ina went to Texas Tech and later moved to Andrews Texas where her family opened business that catered to the new influx of citizens due to the beginning of the iol boom. They operated a beauty salon, a dry goods store and opened the first restaurant in Andrews.
Ina Earlene Fisher was very good with horses from a young age and she became a staple on the rodeo circuit as a “sponsor girl”. Sponsor girls went from town to town with the rodeo sponsored by various ranches and businesses. In Ina’s case she was very sought after and she traveled by train all around the country by train performing along side of the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
After the rodeo tour, she felt Texas calling her back and returned to Andrews where she was hired as assistant to the Superintendant of Schools. Shortly thereafter, she married her high school sweetheart, Marvin Fisher. They were together for fifty-five years of marriage and Ina helped him work around his ranch, “The –F Ranch”. The ranch was a family affair, being founded by Marvin’s mother and father (Marvin and Nola Fisher). During this time they became very active in the community and were responsible for founding any organizations that helped Andrews, Texas and their fellow ranchers for years to come.
Ina Earlene Fisher was an amazing woman who deeply touched everybody she came in contact with. She was a wonderful philanthropist and a pillar of her church and community.
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