Imogene Fish, Seminole resident, passed away at her home, on Sunday, January 9, 2022, after a long battle with breast cancer, at the age of 94. Imogene was born on October 1, 1927 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Frank and V.C. Lillian (Pope) Griffin. She worked as a presser in two clothing factories. She was also a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell.
Imogene married Robert Borden Fish Jr. on Valentine’s Day in 1947 in Wewoka, Oklahoma and enjoyed their 69 years of marriage. Robert preceded her in death on August 27, 2016. Imogene was always a very energetic and active person. She was a homeroom mother for her children and leader of her daughter’s Blue Bird and campfire groups. Imogene loved sewing and made many quilts, pillows and other beautiful things. She enjoyed arts and crafts. Even into her retirement years she stayed really active. She was a member of FCE (Family Community Education) for 55 years. Imogene was also a member of Gathering of the Elders, Older American Program and Queen Mother of the Red Hat Club. She also took Indian flute lessons. She and Robert used to take exercise classes.
Imogene’s daughter, Christine, treasured the time she got to care for her in her own home, providing for her daily needs since Robert’s passing in 2016. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Imogene’s nephew, Richard Fifield for the compassionate care he provided. Imogene and her granddaughter, Krystle shared a significant and very special bond. Imogene will be truly missed but will be in our hearts forever. A special thank you goes out to Joeann Pulliam for all she did for Imogene.
Imogene is survived by her two daughters, Christine Haynes of Seminole and Bobbie Poindexter of Choctaw; her twin sister she was very close to, Juandine Fifield of Pasadena, TX; 6 grandchildren, Paul Keith Evans of Oklahoma City, Valerie Jones of Oklahoma City, Loren O’Shea Merriman of Yakima, WA, Robby Criswell of Oklahoma City, Keith Wayne Dinwiddie Jr. and wife, Christelle of France and Krystle Neese of Oklahoma City; 8 great grandchildren, Heath Jones Jr. of Oklahoma City, Aimee Diane Jones of Oklahoma City, Bobbie-Lynn Diane Jones of Oklahoma City, Cheyenne Dinwiddie and Devin Aman of Oklahoma City, Noah Dinwiddie of France, Charlotte Dinwiddie of France, Cody Merriman and wife, Danielle of Kennewick, WA and Luke O’Shea Merriman of Yakima, WA; three great great grandchildren, Oden Michael O’Shea Merriman of Kennewick, WA, Ezekiel Jordan Aman of Oklahoma City and Josiah Ray Aman of Oklahoma City; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.
Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Borden Fish, Jr., son, Michael O’Shea Fish; brother, Thomas Frank Griffin and sister, Billie Jean Pennington.
Those serving as casket bearers will be Richard Fifield, Mark Fifield, Kerry Kincade, Bryan Cain, Raymond Cain and Gage Coldwater.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, January 14, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Wewoka Church of Christ, with Aaron Alsbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.