Shirley H. Fuller|
Shirley H. Fuller, of Seattle and Olympia, WA, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2013. She was born in Centralia, WA on August 18, 1917. In 1936 she moved to Seattle to work and to attend the University of Washington, School of Music. While in Seattle she met her husband, Steven Fuller, and they married in 1946, thereafter making their home in Seattle. From childhood on Shirley studied music, becoming an accomplished classical pianist. An elegant lady, she was strong minded, articulate and possessed a wonderful, acerbic sense of humor. She loved art and music, photography (especially her flowers and garden) and travel with Steve. Their home was always filled with culture, ideas and intellect. She read voraciously, was a prolific letter writer and was noted for her thoughtful prose and beautiful handwriting. An avowed animal lover, especially of cats, she generally knew the names and personalities of all the cats and dogs on her regular walking routes, well before she ever properly met their people! Her family are of the opinion she will likely be reincarnated as a cat with the sole purpose of keeping some feline-loving family firmly under her paw. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Marise (Randy) Person, and grandchildren Adrian Person and Bronwyn (Jeff) Thomas.
A memorial service will be held in Seattle, on March 16, 2013 at St. Mark's Cathedral, Thompson Chapel, at 2:00 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the U of W School of Art or School of Music, or to PAWS. Sign Shirley's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2013