Phoebe Fisher All Runner
Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1940s
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Phoebe Fisher All-Runner , (Seq. Class of 1942), 93, resident of Albuquerque for over 50 years, and a member of Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.
Phoebe was born on March 13, 1917 to George and Otis M. Fisher in Stigler, OK. She is survived by her son Cedric All Runner Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Phoebe was preceded in death by her husband, Cedric All Runner, Sr., in 1984; sisters, Judy Fisher, Norma Ruth Fisher Bacon (Seq. Cls'46), and Susie Jane Morris; and brothers, Israel Fisher, David James Fisher, Job Fisher, and Robert Noah Fisher.
Phoebe served her country during WWII as a member of the Woman's Army Corps. Following her Army service she became a Dorm Matron for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools at Ft. Defiance, AZ and then retired from the Albuquerque Indian School.
She was a member of North American Indian Women's Association (NAIWA) and WAC Veterans Unit 60. Phoebe was also a proud member of the Carlisle Community Baptist Church for many years.
Visitation for friends of Phoebe was Tues. Sept. 21st in the French Funeral Home on Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. A Celebration of Life took place at Carlisle Community Baptist Church on Wed., Sept. 22nd.
A memorial service was held Friday September 24th in the Zion Baptist Church, McAlester, Okla. Burial followed in the family plot at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.