Patricia Ann Moulton "Pat" Fulks
Chandler - Age 90, passed away Dec 15 2020 in Chandler, AZ. Born 1930 in Montana to Norman D. and Anna (Brend) Moulton. Beginning at a very young age, she was imbued with a pioneering spirit that lasted all of her life. As a child, Pat rode horseback to one-room schools in Montana and Idaho but lived to see amazing discoveries and technological advancements. The family moved to Glendale Arizona in 1944.
Pat graduated from Glendale High School, married, started a family then attended Arizona State University graduating with honors. A teacher for several years, in 1969, she changed careers and went to work for Bashas' Markets as an insurance clerk, ultimately retiring after 30 years as the Vice President of Labor Relations. Of the many highlights of her years with Bashas' she was very proud of assisting Mr. Eddie Basha with the development and opening of the several Bashas' stores, (now Dine' Markets) on the Navajo Nation.
After retiring in 1999, she was active in her community as a board member of the Chandler Heights Irrigation District and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She traveled around the US, to Europe and Australia to visit her far-flung children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. But Pat best loved Arizona, enjoying her cabin at Christopher Creek, her home and orange grove in Chandler Heights.
Living her life with honesty, gusto and a genuine interest in others, Pat will be missed for her compassionate heart, quick wit and welcoming hospitality. Greeting all with a smile, a cup of coffee, (maybe some pie), and kindness. Pat never quit thinking of others and how she could help them. She touched so many people's lives throughout the years and in turn, her life was equally inspired and enriched.
She is survived by her children, Larry Fulks, Paula (Fulks) Dickinson (John), Brenda (Fulks) Dossey, three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Also survived by her sister Sharon Adams (Ken) and brother Bill Moulton (Ann). Pre-deceased by sisters Beverly McGaffic, Sandra Hilbink and brothers, Walt and Dan Moulton.
She will be remembered as a trusted, loyal and generous friend, big sister, loving parent and grandparent and 'Aunt Pat' to so many nieces and nephews, extended family and multitude of friends. Pat was truly 'one of a kind' who leaves a void in the hearts of the many who loved her.
The family hopes to be able to have a memorial (or two) in the spring when her beloved orange trees are in bloom.
She would want you to never stop reading and learning, always remember the importance of family, to persevere in your endeavors, be kind to animals and above all, be kind to one another.
"For they say you are leaving this valley, we will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile.
For you take with you all of the sunshine that has brightened our pathway a while"
(Red River Valley)
Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2021.