Carolyne B. Fisher
March 18, 1942 - October 30, 2013
Carolyne Belson Fisher, 71, died on October 30, 2013 in Houston, Texas following a 9-year struggle with primary peritoneal cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Bob; daughters, Lalena Fisher and her husband Chuck Eddy; Lynne Curran and her husband John; two granddaughters, Calie Curran and Annika Fisher-Eddy; siblings, Genevieve Belson, Patricia Fielding and Maynard Belson; and numerous dear friends.
Carolyne's joy was in spending time with family and friends. Her hobby was people and she was a friend to everyone she met. She often said that her life was a series of miracles. She adored her children and grandchildren, and they showered her with love and affection in return. She believed she was the luckiest mom in the world. Her favorite places were Big Bend National Park and the family beach house on Treasure Island at San Luis Pass. She hated flying and cockroaches.
Born the second of four children to Mabel Maude Reat Belson and Maynard J. Belson in Port Arthur, Texas, Carolyne graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and eventually attained a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She married the love of her life, Bob Fisher, in 1965. They settled in Houston in 1968 where Bob began a long career with IBM and Carolyne served as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for five years prior to founding Arrowhead Gallery of American Indian Art. In 1982 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which recurred in 1985. Carolyne closed the gallery to focus on her treatment; and after her recovery she returned to the profession of vocational rehabilitation counseling in private practice.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude and affection to Dr. Karen Lu at MD Anderson for her exemplary care. With mutual respect and affection, Carolyne and Dr. Lu partnered in devising treatment regimens and agreeing on when it was time to discontinue treatment. Thanks also to Advanced Practice Nurses Shiney Kurian and Cathy Burke for their amazing support.