May 23, 1928 ~ April 26, 2013|
Haynes Ritter Fuller who resided at the Evergreen Ranch in Eden, Utah, was completing his 85th lap around the sun. He was born May 23, 1928, and finished his earthly dispensation on April 26, 2013. Haynes was known for his sociable nature, quick wit, humor, and intellectual ability to articulate his point. Haynes was married to Patricia Bushnell Fuller. Their family was blessed with the company of four children and precious grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. Haynes had two children, Lance (Casey) Quinn and Robert (Nicole) Fuller, from his prior marriage to Carol-Ann Jensen Fuller. Patricia had two children, Christine (David Jensen) Fischer and Elizabeth (Hal) Greenwood, from her prior marriage to William Carver. The grandchildren include Jensen and Aurora Quinn; Taylor Jensen; Luke and Kyle Greenwood; Cooper Fischer; Mattie, Bridger, and Annica Fuller.
Education was a priority and life-long pursuit. Haynes was the student body president at Weber High. He was a basketball team captain. He graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Economics, minor in Agriculture. He was on the debate team in college. He attended Weber State College and the University of Utah College of Law.
Haynes chose a career in agriculture. He was the fourth-generation to farm the Evergreen Ranch in Eden and was partial to John Deere green. If a tractor were red or blue, it needed paint. He also operated Evergreen Seed & Supply in a partnership with his brother Gale. Haynes was a retained expert on agricultural and irrigation litigation issues.
Public service dominated Haynes's life. From 1949 until recently, he was the Eden Irrigation Company Secretary. Haynes was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1986 and served through 1994. He was an instrumental advocate of the State's acquisition of the Middle Fork Wildlife area. He was elected by his legislative peers to serve as the Minority Party Manager. Haynes served as an appointed member of the Weber County Planning Commission for 27 years. He was appointed by the Clinton Administration to the Federal Farm Service Agency and appointed by Governor Matheson to the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. Haynes was the past President of the Weber County Watershed Protective Corporation. This entity acquired substantial land areas for the purpose of preserving critical watershed areas. He had also been a Soil Conservation Association member.
Haynes was a true patriot and proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was an active member of the American Legion and one of the founding members of Post 129 in Huntsville, serving in various capacities including Post Commander. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, baptized in Pineview Reservoir.
Haynes was preceded in death by his parents Robert E. Fuller and Mattie Ritter Fuller; sister Phoebe F. and Dean Sigman, and brother R. Gale Fuller. In lieu of flowers, Haynes would request that you make a donation to the educational or political organization of your choice. The family would like to thank all friends, family, the community, and caregivers who offered comfort and companionship to Haynes.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Huntsville Stake Center, 1900 N. 6450 E., in Eden, followed by an open-house and opportunity to visit with friends and family to celebrate Haynes's life. Haynes was known for his philosophical quips. One of his favorite Robert G. Ingersoll quotes was "The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is by making others so."
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 3 to May 4, 2013