Jill Lewin Fisher

Jill Lewin Fisher, March 1, 2023

Jill Lewin Fisher is at rest after 80 wonderful years with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald, and three children, Jon Fisher, Steve Fisher, and Julie Roads. Her favorite things in the world are her four grandchildren, Sophie, Jack, Rylee, and Emerson. And of course, her dog, Slam – who never left her side. Jill is the beloved daughter of the late Harold and the late Elinor Lewin, sister of Tom Lewin (Joyce), and sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Jill was born on July 17, 1942 in St. Louis. She went to Glenridge Elementary and then Clayton High School – just like her children after her. Starting at age 10, Jill went to Camp Nokomis in Mercer, Wisconsin where she met her dearest friend of 70 years, Jeanie Marks Entine. In college at the University of Wisconsin, Jill Lewin met Ronald Fisher. Ronnie says he knew he would marry her the moment he saw her, and they were married for 58 years. After studying physical education at Madison, Jill became a gym teacher.

Jill spent the next chapter being an incredible mom, a quilter, a competitive tennis player, and active Clayton community member. She had a business with her dear friend, Julie Heifetz, called the Artist’s Palette – mixing art and incredible food for women.

Jill worked at Camp Kamaji in Bemidji, MN as Assistant Director from 1988-1995 and traveled solo all over the US talking to prospective campers and spent every summer in the Northwoods.

Meanwhile she and Maryanne Ellison Simmons brought Quilt National to St. Louis biennially to benefit Women’s Support and Community Services, now Safe Connections. Soon enough, Jill became the Development Director, raising money and creating a successful capital campaign for the domestic violence agency for 12 years.

Jill’s dedication to her community and natural leadership saw her involved with Leadership (Focus) St. Louis, Go! St. Louis, and the Clayton Art Fair.

Jill lived a wonderful life filled with family, friends, and dedication to her community – and we were blessed to be part of it.

Memorial Service at 10 AM on Sunday, March 5 at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard. There is no visitation prior to the service; however, the family will gather after the service to receive friends. In lieu of flowers, Jill and her family ask you to please consider making a donation to one of two causes very near and dear to Jill’s heart: The St. Louis Children’s Hospital NICU or Home 2 Home Canine Orphanage. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for Live Stream details.