OBITUARY

Charles Gale Fuller

February 12, 1935July 19, 2013

Charles Gale Fuller February 12, 1935 – July 19, 2013

Gale peacefully passed from death unto life on the morning of Friday, July 19, 2013 in Grand Junction, CO. He was born February 12, 1935 in Fruita, Colorado to R. Raymond and Reba J. (Tomlinson) Fuller. Living on the Redlands he attended the Redlands Grade School and his freshman year at Grand Junction High School. He was able to name everyone living in the older homes on the Redlands. What a joyous childhood he had there among the fields and orchards, Easter Hill, Goat Draw, the cliffs, Colorado River and trailing cattle to the Uncompahgre in the spring. The family bought a farm on 21 and I Road where he lived and later graduated from Fruita High School in 1953. He married E. Kathyren Kohls in Grand Junction, CO on June 9, 1956, and sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on January 12, 1966. Gale played Football and was Captain of the wrestling team, Co-Captain of the track team, Class Vice President, member of the “F” Club and Science Club continuing a lifelong love of Geology and the many wonders of Western Colorado and the Western United States. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed model train collecting, fishing, hunting, 4 wheeling and rock collecting. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was employed in underground uranium mining for ten years and employed by Gardner-Denver Co for twenty-five years in sales of mining, construction equipment, working with the Navajo people on water well equipment, oil shale industry and owning the Glade Park Store for eleven years. His work took him to various places, formerly living near Paradox, Gateway, Fry Canyon, Utah, Moab, Salt Lake City, Murray, Sandy, Sparks, Nevada, Fruita, Grand Junction, Ouray, Durango, Gunnison, Rifle, Carbondale and Glade Park. Gale leaves behind his wife of fifty-seven years; E. Kathyren (Kohls) Fuller, four sons; Jay D. (Nancy) Fuller of Kannah Creek, CO, Randy R. (Josie) Fuller of Arvade, CO, Mark T. (Dalyne) Fuller of Littleton, CO and Norman E. (Juanita) Fuller of Wasilla, Alaska, a daughter; Melody A. (Donald) Hendricks of Loma, CO, two brothers; George (Peggy) Fuller of Glenwood Springs, CO and Jerry (Alice) Fuller of Surprise, Arizona, thirteen grandchildren; Jacqueline (Sam) Andrus, Jason (Allison) Fuller, Kassandra Fuller, Mary Fuller, Andrea (Colin) Robinson, Tamsen Fuller, Rebecca Fuller, Emma Fuller, Elle (Justin) Roelofs, Jenna Fuller, Alex Fuller, Kathyren Hendricks and Mason Hendricks. and seven great grandchildren; Matthew, Milo, Cooper and Luke Andrus, Janna, Lucyann and Augustas Fuller. He was preceded in death by his parents; Raymond and Reba Fuller; a daughter; Tana Lee and grandsons; William Raymond and Robert Gale Fuller. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2235 Kingston Rd, Grand Junction, CO with a visitation time from 1:00 to 1:45pm at the Church, prior to services. Burial will follow services at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glade Park Community Services, P.O. Box 23162, Glade Park, CO 81523 or to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2013
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Betty Gosnell-Harris

July 27, 2013

What a nice obiturary. Gale really lived a full life and he is now with the Lord and pain and illness free.
He was a fun happy guy during the years that I was around him. Our prayers are with you at thei difficult time.

Elle Roelofs

July 26, 2013

I always thought it was something special to share my birthday with Grandpa. I remember him taking me to pick apricots at his old friend/neighbor's house. I know he kept the little clay model diorama that I made him of his dog, Heidi, after she passed, which made me feel really great. I won't forget the old postcards he showed me every time I visited :) I pray that all your burning questions about this life are now clear Grandpa. And to my Grandmother, thank you for being a woman of great strength. I admire you.

Karlleen (Weaver) Dunning

July 25, 2013

Kathy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron, Beth and Family Holbrook

July 25, 2013

Katherine and Family:
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

July 24, 2013

Heaven has another angel! He was a good man and I enjoyed taking care of him and his glasses! He will be missed!

Brad Tompkins

July 24, 2013

Randy, Jay sorry for loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you guys.

kATHY hoyt (adamson)

July 24, 2013

Iam so sorry for your loss.HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON HE WAS ALWAYS KIND TO ME THE whole family was that way. and I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU SO AND MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU NOW AND HELP YOUR HEARTS TO HEAL ALWAYS,KATHY

FROM THE FAMILY