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Obituary: Mary Ellen Fuller

Mary Ellen Fuller

Mary Ellen Fuller

Mary Ellen Fuller, 91, died May 23, 2014, in Cottonwood. She was born July 6, 1922, in Pecola, Oklahoma, the daughter of William Arthur and Mary Ethel Bretz.

Mary was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is remembered for being a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She lived for many years on a ranch in Cornville where she raised her three daughters, and returned to the Verde Valley after being widowed in 1997.

Mary was an excellent cook and a faithful visiting teacher for the church. Most of all, she had a great love for all children - accepting foster grandchildren, children to which she served as a caregiver, and others as her own.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Alfred William Fuller, by her daughter Wanda May Fuller, and by two grandchildren: Debra Sue Russell and William Wade Russell. She is survived by three daughters: Carolyn Sue Russell of Clarkdale, Mary Eleanore McCoy of Payson, and Alice Anne Standerfer of Litchfield Park. She is also survived by her son-in-law Leslie Dale Standerfer, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning at 11 a.m. A viewing will precede the service at 10 a.m.

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