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Buelah Amelia Fischer

October 26, 1925 March 26, 2023
Buelah Amelia Fischer
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Obituary for Buelah Amelia Fischer

Buelah Amelia Fischer known by her nickname as “Mickey” passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 26th, 2023. Buelah was born in Portland, Oregon, 26 Oct 1925. The youngest child of Gustav Mace and Anna (Charf) Mace. She joined two older sisters and one brother into a hard working farm family. She grew up in the Prescott, Oregon and later Rosland Lake, Bull Run, Oregon areas later moving to Kelso, Oregon where her father had a 40 acre berry farm. She enjoyed farm life picking berries, swimming in Deep Creek and bike riding with her best friend and Brother Glenn. She said “We were happy kids, we worked and played and had fun.”

Buelah attended school in Sandy, Oregon, Spokane, Washington and took courses at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. She came from a musical family and she played the organ.

In 1940 Buelah met James Albert Quinn. Jim as he was known was in the military and was a good friend of Beulah’s brother in law, Ralph Thompson. During a furlough Jim came home with Ralph to the farm in Kelso. Introductions were made and that was a beginning as she and Jim wrote to each other and kept in touch.

Jim was a Master Sergeant in the Air Force when they married on 18 May 1945 in Vancouver, Washington. Jim served 27 1/2 years in the Air Force, they lived at Hamilton Field, Wheeler Field & Hickam Field in Hawaii, Mobile, Alabama, and other places in the United States eventually making their permeant home in Fairfield, California. Jim was attached to Travis Air Force Base for many years. They were married for 23 years until Jim’s sudden death in February of 1968. Buelah remained active in the Travis Air Force community.

Several years later Buelah met and married Richard Matthew Fischer in Douglas County, Nevada 4 Nov 1973. The moved to Vacaville where they enjoyed their retirement years together until his death 8 July 1998.

Preceding Buelah in death were her parents, three sisters, Laura Mace, Mildred Tolpalar, Gertrude Huck and two brothers Walter and Glenn Mace, Husbands, James Quinn and Richard Fischer and her beloved niece Jeannine Schubert.

Surviving her are Jeannine’s children, Christine Schubert-Logue, Stephen Schubert and Michael Schubert and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place in July at the Mace Family Gathering & Reunion in Washington State.

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