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Judith "Judy" L. Fuller

Judith "Judy" L. Fuller

Judith "Judy" L. Fuller, 80, of Park Rapids, passed away Monday March 18, 2013 at Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids.

Judy was born in Mon-roe, Iowa, May 25, 1932 to Theron and Doris Merritt. Judy grew up in Newton, Iowa. She moved with her family to Park Rapids and attended Park Rapids High School from her sopho-more through senior year, graduating with the class of 1950.

During her high school years she worked in her parents' restaurant the "Beefburger." Judy graduated from teachers training following high school and taught all six grades in the one room country school #19 from 1951 to 1952.

Judy was a loyal high school classmate and motivating factor in her high school reunions and monthly breakfasts with local area classmates at the West Forty.

Judy was united in marriage to Charles (Chuck) E. Fuller Aug. 16, 1952 at Riverside Methodist Church in Park Rapids. This union was blessed with four children, Jane, Thomas, Susan and Julie.

They moved to Manhattan, Kan. where Chuck was attending the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. Judy was the epitome of an outstanding Air Force wife and lived in Charleston, S.C., Columbus, Ohio, the Panama Canal Zone, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Camp Springs, Md., Clear Lake City, Texas and Dayton, Ohio during Chuck's Air Force career.

Judy was a Girl Scout Leader and a room mother for her children for eight years. She was masterful with interior décor, making a new house look wonderfully complete within a matter of days after arriving at a new Air Force assignment. Judy was also an outstanding cook.

Judy was a perfect wife and enjoyed many kinds of crafts and sewing. She perfected a lovely collector's kaleidoscope featuring front surface mirrors and natural miniature sea horses, sand dollars, starfish and tiny colorful seashells which tumbled through an oil suspension. She called these "Seascopes by Judy" and marketed them for about 20 years in the United States and Canada. Judy loved her flower and bulb gardens.

Above all, Judy devoted her life to caring for her family whom she loved with all of her heart. Judy was also inseparable from her little dog, a pug named Molly during the last three years.

Judy is survived by her husband, Chuck of Park Rapids; three daughters, Jane (Don) Dozier of Waxahachie, Texas, Susan (Kirk) Fuller-Roetman of Atlanta, Ga., and Julie Fuller of Park Rapids; one son, Tom (Julie) Fuller of Littleton, Colo., six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorraine Taylor of Annandale, Va. and Mary Helen Martin of Marshall, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Betty Schoneberger.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday March 23 at Faith Baptist Church in Park Rapids. Officiating will be Rev. Marty Giese and Pastor Abe Cardosa.

Visitation: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday March 23, at Jones Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, also, one hour prior to services at church.

Memorials preferred to St. Joseph's Hospice in Park Rapids.

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