Robert Louis "Bob" Fulton, 90, an Old Time Alaskan, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Anchorage.
A viewing will be held, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. with a Masonic service to follow at 11 a.m., located at Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Dare Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99515.
Bob was born on April 18, 1926 to Mary Pederson and Thomas Fulton. He was raised throughout Alaska, spending his earlier years in Eska, Anchorage, and Kenai. During WWII, Bob served in the Army throughout the South Pacific. After serving in the military, he returned to Alaska. In October 1950, Bob joined the Operating Engineers Union 302, where he was a member for 66 years. Bob was an active 44-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He served as the Past Master for the Kenai and Seward Lodges. Bob was also an active Scottish Right, York Right, and Shriner member for 40 years. On March 21, 1959, Bob married Willa Fulton and they had two children together. After retiring, Bob spent time serving the Kenai community, particularly the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. He was a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and served as an Executive Board Member and Kenaitze Tribal Judge for 28 years.
In his spare time, Bob loved to cook and entertain family and friends. He had quite the green thumb, and always had a yard full of flowers and a house filled with plants. Bob made a positive difference in this world by his actions and the service he provided to the community. Bob had a deep appreciation and love for his family, and anyone who crossed his path. He didn't know a stranger and would always help those in need. He had an abiding love for his wife, Willa, of 58 years. The two love birds were inseparable until her death in 2015. Bob's undying love for Willa continued and he yearned to be with her once until his passing.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Fulton.
He is survived by his son and daughter, James and Therese Fulton of Anchorage, his grandchildren Ramon Fulton, Breanna Brian, Morgan Fulton, Lee and Stephen Davis, and great-grandchildren August, Dillion, Lilah, Anthony, and Elliot.
Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Please visit Bob's online memorial at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.
Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Dare Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99515
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Dec. 6, 2016