CULLEN STEVENS CHILD JR. (1939 - 2018)

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CULLEN STEVENS CHILD JR.

Cullen Stevens Child Jr., age 78, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Bullhead City, Ariz. He was born to Cullen Stevens Child and Mildred Augusta (Post) Child, in New Rachelle, N. Y., on August 11, 1939.

He later moved to Michigan and graduated from Coloma High School in 1958. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation, and was stationed at Travis City Air Force Base in California, as a surgical tech. He later graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean Davis, soon after joining the service in 1960. They had a son, Steven in 1961, a daughter, Jean in 1964, and a daughter, Lisa in 1976.

Cullen was born under a wandering star, moving his family to different locations within the United States over the years, taking on several different occupations. At one point he decided to travel the fairs making and selling quality fudge. He was a perfectionist in his fudge craft, to the point where he hauled a 500-pound marble slab from fair to fair. He eventually opened a fudge shop in Seaside, Oregon called 'the Fudgery', selling candy and ice cream. In later years he and his wife, Donna, worked as sales reps for several products at fairs and home-shows around the country with their children in tow. Once on their own, Cullen and Donna continued working occasional home-shows until their retirement.

Cullen joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with his wife soon after marriage, and they were active members of the church throughout his life. He was loved by many friends, and lived a happy, jovial life.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Davis) Child; son, Steven Lewis Child, (SO: Gloria Jean Reynolds); daughters, Jean Elizabeth (Child) Oberholzer, (spouse: Michael John Oberholzer), and Lisa Ann (Child) Lybbert, (spouse: Wade Milby Lybbert); eight grandchildren, Leah Crystal Child; Katherine Elise (Oberholzer) Nichols, (spouse: Caleb Duane Nichols); Nicholas Adam Child; Racheal Michelle (Oberholzer) Larsen (spouse: Dallen Robert Larsen; Aaron Cullen Child; Marelise Nicole (Oberholzer) Phillips, (spouse: Kyle Mathew Phillips); Chase Cullen John Oberholzer, (spouse: Constanza Macarena Cáceres (Villarroel) Oberholzer); and Samantha Jean Lybbert; three great-grandchildren, Madeline Elizabeth Nichols, Mackenzie Elise Larson, and Braden Duane Nichols.

A celebration of life was held at the LDS Church in Bullhead City, Arizona on Sunday, July 21st. A graveside service will be held at North Shore Memorial Garden in Coloma, Michigan.
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Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel
2620 Silver Creek Road
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 763-5440
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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2018
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