Hazel Betty Tanner Fuller, 81, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 10, 2002, at Brigham City, Utah, after suffering a massive stroke Feb. 3.
Visitations will be at Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the Brigham City 19th Ward Chapel, 105 W. Fishburn, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Her funeral will be at this chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Concluding services will be in Baker City Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baker Second Ward, Hughes Lane Chapel, 2625 Hughes Lane. Family will meet friends at the church Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Fuller was born March 31, 1920, at Payson, Utah, the only child of Beswick Moroni Tanner and Annie Caroline Peterson. She married Dennis L. Fuller on May 4, 1946, at Provo, Utah, with a later sealing in the Manti Temple on July 15, 1960.
She graduated from Lincoln High School at Orem, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University for two years. She met her husband of 55 years while working at Fort Douglas, Utah, during World War II.
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While raising her family in Baker City, she served three different times as Relief Society president and in many Sunday School, Young Women, and Primary positions. Her community involvement included 19 years of PTA duties at Churchill Elementary School where all five of her children attended, president of Baker Junior High PTA, membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women’s Association.
She worked for the U.S. Forest Service at the Baker Ranger Station and as secretary to the forest supervisor before retiring with 17 years of service in October 1982.
Upon retirement, she served three full-time temple missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Seattle Temple, the Boise Temple and the London Temple. After moving to Brigham City, Utah, in 1991 she served in different positions in the Relief Society and recently received her eight-year certificate for Danish Extraction.
She had also served in various offices in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Desert Camp and was serving as the 1st vice captain at the time of her death.
Survivors include her husband; her five children and their spouses, James D. and Marilyn Fuller of Brigham City, Utah, Richard T. and Cheryl Fuller of Chandler, Ariz., Christopher C. and Gwen Fuller of Arlington, Va., Keri E. and Richard Hatch of Fort Campbell, Ky. and Katrina J. and Carl Ericson of Nampa, Idaho; and 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor