Lillian Fisher

obit_lillian fisherLillian Fisher, 93, died June 7, 2015.

She served as a Pima County Superior Court Judge for 16 years. She helped found the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and was a founding member of the National Association of Women Judges. She also helped establish many Tucson organizations, including the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Southern Arizona Hiking Club and Invisible Theater. In May, Judge Fisher received the first University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Magellan Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Judge Fisher was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Fisher. Survivors include her children, Margie (George) Cunningham of Tucson, Michael (Meryl) Fisher of Florida and Anne (Robert) Segal of Tucson; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Congregation Anshei Israel with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to University of Arizona Honorable Lillian Fisher Magellan Circle Endowment ( college/node/1491); The Rogue Theater, 300 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705; or Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712.