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Charles Gale Fuller

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 25 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 11 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 57 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; 13 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, and 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 p.m., 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 1:45p.m. 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.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 24, 2013
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