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Janet Rose Fullmer Obituary

 

Obituary for Janet Rose Fullmer

Janet Rose Fullmer, 76, passed away on July 4, 2019 with her devoted sweetheart, Verlan, by her side. 

Janet was born in Brigham City, Utah in 1943. She was the fifth of six children, growing up on a dairy farm in Tremonton where values of hard work, faith and exploration fueled her life. She was an educator, traveler, artist, cook, backseat driver, and unapologetic crier. 
 

Janet attended Weber State on scholarship then graduated from Utah State in Art Education. She worked summers at the Old Faithful commissary in Yellowstone National Park, nights serving at a bar in Logan, and as a research assistant for faculty. 

Janet met Verlan Fullmer while she was his student-teacher at Bear River Jr. High. What might be a scandal today turned out to be a romance and an island-hopping adventure. Janet and Verlan married on a Friday, the 13th of August 1965. The two artistic souls honeymooned in Montana ghost towns and camped through Yellowstone. They enjoyed gathering native plants, making natural paints and dyes to use in their art. 

Janet and Verlan moved to the Tongan Islands where she was principal of the Liahona Elementary School and taught PE at the high school. She illustrated the closed-circuit television program broadcast to all of the elementary schools. Janet and Verlan organized the first art exhibit in Tonga which was opened by the king and queen in a white-glove ceremony. 

Janet and Verlan then lived on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands for 15 years. She taught art and sixth grade and was the school librarian. She also taught art techniques to elementary school teachers at the University of Micronesia. She retired from teaching after 19 years with the Granite School District in Utah.

Janet’s many talents included drawing, pastels, weaving, pottery and soft sculpture. She enjoyed cooking, photography, genealogy, listening to music, and playing the piano and viola. 

She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – serving in many roles along with a two- and half-year mission at the Family History Library at BYU. 

Janet will be dearly missed by her family: husband Verlan, sons Justin (Shannon) and Nathan, and daughter Arikka (Matthew). She has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Diane, and brothers Steven (Loyann) and Theron (Ronda). Janet is preceded in death by her parents H. Smith and Jeanetta Rose, sister Linda, and brother Norman. 

Viewings will be held Friday, July 12, 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 13, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., and a service on Saturday July 13 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deer Creek chapel at 1102 South Center Street, Midway, Utah.

2019 ICE CREAM SOCIAL

AUGUST 10 IS GETTING CLOSER.  SEVERAL  CLASSMATES HAVE ALREADY RSVP'D THEIR PLANS REGARDING THE SUMMER PARTY.

IN ORDER TO FINALIZE OUR PLANNING, WE NEED EVERYONE TO RSVP.  

Please call/text or even better click on the "Contact Us" tab of this WebPage and send a message to let us know whether or not you intend to attend the party.

THANKS

Your 60th Reunion Committee:

Paul Pali, Chairman (435-230-1325)

Jay Peck, Vice Chairman (801-723-8450)

Porter Heusser, WebMaster (801-721-4979)

 

2019 BEAR RIVER CLASS OF 61

2nd ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY

 

WHAT:  ICE CREAM SOCIAL

WHEN:  SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019

TIME:  2:00 PM UNTIL ???????

WHERE:  BOWERY @TREMONTON SOUTH STAKE CENTER:  1150 SO TREMONT ST--TREMONTON

You and your spouse, or friend, are invited to attend our second annual summer party.  Last year’s party was a great success and we hope 2019 will be even better.

Come and join us for an afternoon of socializing and renewing old friendships.

These parties are not supported by our class reunion funds.  In 2018, a few of our classmates donated all the food and drink.  For 2019 Paul Pali and Jay Peck have agreed to furnish the ice cream and fixings. 

 

 

 

WITH HELP WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CLASSMATES THAT NEED TO BE CONTACTED FROM 34 TO 29

STILL NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE REMAINING 29

THANKS

 

 

      Thanks to all of you who have registered for the BRHS Class of 61 Web Page and for those who are using it to communicate with other class members. The Web Page was created on November 22, 2016.  Since that time there have been over 16,000 home page visitors.  

      As of this date, we have 106 members, but we still have approximately 34 who have not registered.  We need your help in contacting the remaining 34 to inform them of this useful tool and to urge them to register.

      Please see the list below of those classmates who have not registered.  We have addresses, last known phone numbers and email addresses for many of them. Some we have contacted, and those need to be re-contacted and encouraged to join.  For some we do not have current contact information.

PLEASE REVIEW THIS LIST AND LET US KNOW IF THERE IS SOMEONE YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO CONTACT AND DISCUSS WITH THEM THE VALUE OF THIS WEB PAGE.

 

PLEASE CONTACT PORTER HEUSSER BY PERSONAL EMAIL (porterheusser@comcast.net) or CELL PHONE(801-721-4979) AND LET ME KNOW WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT AND I WILL FURNISH YOU WITH THE C0NTACT INFORMATION WE ALREADY HAVE.

KATHY ABEL                        BOYD HAWS     

JAMES ANDERSON                 PAT MONTGOMERY                             

                                                 KATHRYN NAPOLI                           

LORRAINE BURTON                DONNA NEAL                      

                                                  HAROLD NELSON                               

VICKI ANN COOMBS               SHERREL NIELSON

CECILLE DEARDORFF            NOREEN NISH                             

MICHAEL DOUTRE                 JAY OYLER                            

                                                VALGENE PAYNE                 

ROSALIE EICHEL                   JO ANN PETERSEN

ILA RAE ESTEP                      KENT RAMPTON

CAROLE FREDRICKSON      VICKIE ROCHE

GAYLE GARDNER                  JANET ROSE

                                                JACK SHERMAN

SALLY GERMER                     DONNA JEAN WATSON

CAROL HANSEN                    LESLIE WEBSTER

LUCILLE HANSEN

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

 

 

 

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                             DO YOU REMEMBER?

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE THREE GIRLS ARE?

DO YOU REMEMBER HANGING OUT AT STEED'S DAIRY BAR?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dear Friends and Classmates:

Our class website is becoming used more every day.  What a wonderful tool we have to keep in touch, congratulate, offer condolences and share.

 As we age we are losing more and more of our dear friends.  How special it is for those of us that would not otherwise know that one of our classmates has departed this life to be able to be informed and express our sympathy to friends and family.  From their comments we see that such expressions are deeply appreciated.

In the same vein, birthdays become more precious and the website affords us the chance to greet each other on those special days.

We have made good progress in getting everyone registered on the site, but we have a way to go yet.  We are sensitive to the fact that high school was a difficult time for many of us.  As a result some may be reluctant to join us.  It is our sincere wish that time has helped to heal the pain and hurt feelings that some have had to endure.  Age is nature’s way of leveling.  No longer are we good looking or ambitious.  Our possessions or lack thereof have little meaning any more.  All are basically all old, wrinkled and retired.  We sincerely reach out to each one of you to come and join us on the website.  In doing so we invite you to reach out to others and extend the hand of fellowship to your fellow classmates.

We did a little trial run for a summer picnic this year.  It was great.  We would like to do it again.  With good email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers we can invite more of you to attend. We can get input on a good time to hold such an event this coming summer.

We plan to start posting some pictures of the good old days on the website and we invite you to share pictures that you think the rest of us will enjoy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the ’61 Bears out there!

Best wishes

Paul Pali Reunion Chair

Porter Heusser Webmaster

Jay Peck Secretary