Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main ST, Fairfax, VA


Greta Ann Fulton

October 1, 1935June 24, 2020

Greta Ann (Hellum) Fulton

On June 24, 2020, Greta Ann Fulton passed away at her home in Fairfax surrounded by her family. Greta was born in Detroit, Michigan to a family of schoolteachers.

Greta taught elementary education for over forty years. In 1958, she received a BS degree from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan in Elementary School Education. She continued her education through graduate courses at the Universities of Arizona and Virginia. From 1958 through 1969, Greta taught 1st and 2nd grades in Michigan and Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista, Arizona and Fairfax, Virginia. She taught 2nd grade at Ravensworth Elementary School in Fairfax, but desiring more family time she became a Kindergarten Aide in 1970 and served in that capacity at other Fairfax County schools to include Little Run, Hunt Valley and Oak View Elementary. She retired in June 2000. When ask how she liked retirement, Greta answered, “Every day is like a Saturday and Sunday.”

Greta Fulton had many interests to include singing soprano for the Fairfax Choral Society from 1967 to 1979, serving as a lane judge for her children’s swimming summer and AAU competitions, traveling, making puzzles and participating in a variety of senior programs within Fairfax County.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Richard "Dick" Fulton, her two children Duane (Donna Craig) of Warrenton, Virginia and Linda Levasseur of Edgewater, Maryland and three grandchildren, Christian, Michael and Erin. Her sister Marsha Hellum currently lives in Denton, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society, by clicking the link below, or mailed to the following address: American Cancer Society, 124 Park Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180. For more information: 800-227-2345.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020


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Bruce Blue

July 8, 2020

My mom and Mrs Fulton taught together back at Oak View back in the early 70's. She was always nice to me and my sister. Thank you for being a good assistant to my mom and a nice lady to me and my sister.

Ben Trittipoe

July 6, 2020

So sorry to learn of the passing of Greta. I got to know her over the past two decades with her loving husband Dick and know how much she loved him and her family. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace!!

Steve & Julie Bracewell

July 1, 2020

Greta was a very lovely neighbor. She was always so full of energy and spunk. Greta and Julie would enjoy an occasional walk around the neighborhood and Julie always said it was difficult to keep up with Greta. She really loved her yard and her yard loved her. So many very healthy flowers and plants. Such a green thumb. We will miss Greta and may she find a beautiful garden to enjoy in the afterlife.

Nancy Scarborough

July 1, 2020

Greta was a lovely person to know, so full of life and joy, with a twinkle in her eye,. So very glad to have spent time with her in retirement. She was in kindergarten and I was in sixth grade at Oak View, so our paths did not cross enough at school, but we retired at the same time and had lots of fun together. My condolences to the family. I will miss her greatly.

Stacy Natoli

June 29, 2020

Mr. Fulton,

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Stacy Natoli
(Mason Athletics)

Jay Marsh

June 29, 2020

Dick and family, so deeply sorry for the passing of Greta. Many fond memories from our times at CAA basketball tournament. We were so happy that Greta allowed you to volunteer at Mason, maybe she wanted you out of the house.
Prayers and thoughts with you,
Jay and Carolyn

Gabriel George

June 29, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Fulton family. We will truly miss Greta. She loved moms soup at George's Steak N' Things. And we enjoyed her smile and loved having conversations with her and Dick as well. Especially about GMU basketball. Rest in paradise Greta. 🙏♥️

Janet Gagnon

June 27, 2020

Greta was a very warm and vibrant person. We had many walks and talks at the Mason games. I will miss her. She lived life so fully and will be missed by many.