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Baker City, Oregon
Jay Fullerton Jr., 83, died Nov. 29, 2004 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise due to injuries sustained after a fall.
A graveside inurnment was today at Mount Hope Cemetery. Truscott Irby of the American Legion officiated.
There was a reception afterward at the family’s home.
Jay was born on Oct. 11, 1921, at Springbrook to Jay and Mae Fullerton. In his early years, Jay attended school at Newberg and Pendleton. He went to work laying asphalt airstrips in Baker City, where he met his wife of 62 beautiful years, Louise McCarthy. Louise and Jay were married July 6, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash.
During World War II, Jay served in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at Bonneville and Longview guarding the loading of bombs on to ships. After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard in October 1945, Jay began a 45-year career as a painting contractor and interior decorator with his father-in-law Walter L. Perry.
Jay had the pleasure of working in Baker County with the best general contractors. They came to be his lifetime friends: Sid and Nancy Johnson, Cliff and Bea Welter, Don and Jake at Artcraft and Dickie Hindman.
Jay was preceded in death by his son Ronald J. Fullerton, who died in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Louise of Baker City; daughter, Marsha Corley of Dallas, Texas; son, Dennis and Merry Fullerton of Caldwell, Idaho; grandchildren, Shannon Corley of Dallas, Texas, Rhonda Fullerton of Meridian, Idaho, and her mother, Colleen Fullerton of Baker City; Jason Fullerton and Chelsea Fullerton, both of Caldwell, Idaho; and one great-grandchild, Amerah Corley of Dallas, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 3, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor