(August 23, 1922 - December 29, 2008)
The Lusk Herald
January 7, 2009
Douglas E. Fullmer
Memorial services for Douglas E. Fullmer, 86, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Lingle Pesbyterian Church in Lingle, Wyoming with Reverend Curtis Hill officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington following. Doug died at his home in Torrington on Dec. 29, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Goshen County 4-H Council.
Doug was born Aug. 23, 1922 in Kearney, Nebraska, the son of Coy and Leona (Cloud) Fullmer. At an early age his family moved to the Chestnut Valley area north of Torrington, Wyoming and he attended school in Torrington.
After school he worked on farms in the area for a while. He married LuThera Titchner on Sept. 13, 1941 in Gering, Neb. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after his discharge in 1946 came back to this area and worked for Art Damrow in his dairy. They moved to Douglas, Wyoming for a short time then back to the dairy before moving to a farm south of Lingle, Wyo. in 1958.
He ran a gas station in Lingle for a time before going to work for Brown Bean Co. for eighteen years. Later he drove a school bus for the Lingle school district. After the death of his wife he moved to Torrington and later married Patricia Rust on Dec. 15, 2007.
Doug was a 4-H Leader for twenty-three years. He was a member of a Bridge Club, the American Legion #63 in Lingle where he served as District Commander for two years, and a member of the Lingle Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He held 4-H meetings in his front yard under a cottonwood tree that was there when he homesteaded. After retirement he was active in AARP and the Retired Teacher's Association where he served in many offices. He was also a past member of the Lion's Club. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, hunting, and fishing.
Doug is survived by his wife Patricia of Torrington, Wyo.; five sons, Richard and his wife Pat of Torrington, William and his wife Jeannie of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jerald and his wife Lynnea of Lusk, Wyo., Craig and his wife Roberta of Yoder, Wyo., and Douglas and his wife Stacey of Gilbert, Ariz.; a brother, Robert Fullmer of Torrington; a sister, Margaret Arland of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by is parents; his first wife LuThera; one brother, C. Leland Fullmer; and two infant sisters Mary Ann and Patty Jean.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
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