In Memory of
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Alfred V. Fulkerson
12/22/1926 - 6/1/2013
Alfred Van Fulkerson flew peace-
fully into the arms of the Lord from his home in Sun Valley, Nev., on July 1, 2013.
Alfred was born at home in Citrus Heights, Calif., on December 22, 1926 to Orval Ralph Fulkerson and Ora Belle LaRue Fulkerson.
Alfred served in the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS Soubarissen. In 1949 he married Betty Jean Kimbrell and their daughter, LaNora Ann was born in 1962. Alfred and Betty ministered throughout Calif., in the 1950's before founding and pastoring Christian Believer's Fellowship in Sacramento in 1960. While in Calif., Alfred earned his pilots license.
Alfred worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker throughout his life. He moved his family to Alaska in 1974 where he worked on the Trans-Alaska pipeline and retired from the Carpenter's Local Union in 1984. In Delta Junction, Alaska, Alfred and Betty founded and pastored Delta Christian Center until Betty passed away in 1990. Alfred moved back to Calif., in 1992 where he met and married Trudy Szymanski Franz in 1993. Alfred and Trudy celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary May 22, 2013.
Alfred was selfless and giving: ministering and loving people were his life-long passions. Alfred was able to speak into peoples' lives, even as his own life slipped away. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he so deeply touched.
Alfred is preceded in Death by his first wife, Betty, his father and mother, Orval and Ora, his brothers, JP "Bud" and Myron: and his niece, Peggy Mourier. He is survived by his second wife, Trudy of Sun Valley Nev., daughter LaNora Tolman (Michael) of Fairbanks, Alaska, sisters in Calif.: Elnora (Bob) Purtel, Mary Lee and Lois Mourier, two grandsons and a granddaughter, four great-grandchildren, three step-children: Wendy (Danny) Crews of Cantonment Fla., Marcey Amin of Antelope, Calif., and Bobby (Mishel) Franz of Rocklin Calif., along with numerous spiritual sons and daughters.
Alfred's interment took place at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights, Calif., on June 10, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Memorial Fund for Alfred Fulkerson at Great Basin FCU, Sparks, Nev.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on June 21, 2013