August 25, 1983
Rosemary “Snooky” Fisher died at the age of fifty-six; she is buried in Beebe (White County). Fisher was an artist and pottery instructor for the Arkansas Arts Center for several years. In 1976, her husband, George Fisher, became the chief editorial cartoonist for the Gazette and began hiding his wife’s nickname, Snooky, in his cartoons. This joke was discovered about a year later and soon turned into a game for avid readers. On the day following her death, her husband remembered her with a cartoon of a lone flower standing high in a vase; its petals spelled “Snooky.” In tribute to her, he continued to hide her name in his cartoons.