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Fuller, Francis


Francis Fuller

Services: Have been held.

Mr. Francis Fuller, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D., to Amanda and Francis M. Fuller.

He grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and two brothers served in Europe and two other brothers served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was in the 8th Air Force of the Army Air Corps. He married Lea Essig on July 5, 1943, in Napoleon, N.D. They moved to Tucumcari in 1994 and then Portales in 1999. Family members said he enjoyed farming, seemed to always have animals of one kind or another, was an avid reader, and liked hunting and sports of all kind. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Albert, Orvis, George, Lynn, Robert and Clifford Fuller; a son, Curtis Ray Fuller; and a grandson, Mark Howard Fuller.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Howard Fuller (and wife, Joan) of Lebanon, Mo.; two daughters, Frances L. Gunsch (and husband, Donald) of Longmont, Colo., and Dorothy Nelson (and husband, Wendell) of Clovis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harlan Fuller of Steele, N.D.

Sven Frantzen, Dennis Harper and Johnny Lindsey will officiate the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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