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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Deo Fisher: A life of adventure concluded

Dolores "Deo" Fisher, widow of the late treasure hunter Mel Fisher, died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Montana.

She lost her battle with cancer, which ended a life of adventure, tragedy and ultimately success.

Deo married Mel in 1953, and embarked on a journey that spanned the country and the globe, as the Fisher family searched for the lost treasure of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha.

Deo Fisher accompanied her husband on his underwater scuba adventures, and in 1958 broke the world record for the longest period spent underwater -- more than 55 hours.

She also raised four children and became a surrogate mother to all the divers who worked for the family during the search.

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