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Peggy Gene Fuller went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Peggy was born March 4, 1931, in Roswell to Andy Edmond (Ed) and Daisy Bell Long. She was the youngest of a large family of two brothers, Tom and Cody, and two sisters, Fay and Bettyjo. Peggy was only 4 months old when her father passed away and she moved with the family around southeast New Mexico until she met Loyd "Red" Fuller while living in Hagerman.
Peggy and Loyd were married in Sherman, Texas, on May 30, 1949. They began their life together at their first home in Roswell, with Loyd's two children from a previous marriage, Edward and Ramona. Their son Tommy Fuller was born to them there in 1952.
Loyd and Peggy moved to Alamogordo in 1953, where she lived until her passing.
Peggy raised her children while working as a clerk at the Desert Air News Stand, Motts 5 & 10 and later at the 7-11 convenience stores where she started as the doughnut lady and worked her way up to assistant manager of the Indian Wells store.
Although she worked hard to add to the family income, she still found time for fun and recreation by playing and coaching in a women's softball league, or fishing in Mexico, Elephant Butte and lakes throughout southeast Oklahoma and east Texas with her husband of 60 years.
Peggy took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, never missing an opportunity to spoil them. She made a point of displaying every photograph ever given to her of her kids as her refrigerator, mantel and every flat service of her house was adorned with images of babies, toddlers, soldiers and Marines whom she loved equally. That included nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
As a member of First Baptist Church in Alamogordo, Peggy enjoyed studying the Bible with Sunday school friends until her illness forced her to stop attending. Nonetheless, her knowledge and love for the Lord was evident in the way she treated others with respect and dignity.
Peggy always had a kind word to say. Despite her long battle with rheumatoid arthritis that left her in constant pain, she seldom complained and refused to give in to her medical condition. Hospital and home care givers knew her as a sweet, caring person who thought of others before herself.
It was her dedication for taking care of her elderly mother, Daisy Long, that sparked her interest in establishing a nursing home facility in Alamogordo. After working with others in the community to see the Betty Dare Good Samaritan Home built, Peggy joined the Sunshine Auxiliary, contributing her labor and financial resources to facility improvements such as a rose garden and several trees on the facility grounds. She was named the auxiliary's volunteer of the year in 1979.
Peggy is survived by her son Tommy Fuller and his wife, Kathy, of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, stepson Loyd Edward Fuller and stepdaughter Ramona Daves.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Taken presiding. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. for friends and acquaintances.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Fuller, Rick Daves, Stacy Daves, Robert Daves, Ed Fuller and Tom Fuller.
The Fuller family has entrusted the care of their loved one to Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 4 to Feb. 4, 2011
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