Alta  Fullmer

Obituary of Alta Fullmer

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Alta Fullmer, of Othello WA passed away on July 4, 2023. She was 82 years old. Alta was born to William (Bill) and Verna Christiansen on February 18, 1941 in Blackfoot Idaho. Alta had 3 siblings, brother Jay and sisters Rhea and Vida. She attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School. Alta was involved in 4-H during her youth, showing and selling prize winning steers at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Alta was married to Max Glenn Fullmer on March 6, 1959 in the Idaho Falls Temple and the couple resided in the Blackfoot area for the next few years, welcoming daughter Brenda and son Bart to the family during that time. Alta then moved with the family in 1965 to Moses Lake Washington where Max worked for American Potato. The family then moved to Kennewick Washington in 1973 when Max took a job managing a new potato processing plant for Rogers Brothers Inc. They then moved to Shelley Idaho in 1977 when Max was transferred to oversee Rogers Brothers operations in Idaho. In 1980 they moved to Othello WA when Max took a job with P.J. Taggares Company, where Alta lived until her passing. Alta occasionally worked in the potato processing plants, but was at most times a stay at home mom. She enjoyed crafting, especially candle making, needlepoint and crocheting. She always had a love for roses and grew them wherever she lived. Alta was an excellent cook and anyone who visited for any length of time was sure to leave well fed. At Christmas time Alta would make chocolates, peanut brittle and other treats for friends, neighbors and Max’s colleagues and no one has yet been able to make a raspberry freezer jam as good as hers. Alta took special joy in visiting the Oregon coast in the summers. Every year for many years she and Brenda would stay there for a couple weeks and enjoy the sound of the ocean and cool breeze. As grandchildren and eventually great grandchildren came along, these trips became whole family affairs and brought us all some of our fondest memories. Alta was a member of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the primary and relief society and was often asked to lead crafting projects for the Relief Society. Alta was always available to provide help or food for weddings and funerals and was always available to feed the missionaries. Alta is predeceased by her mother Verna, father William, husband Max, brother Jay and sister Rhea. She is survived by her daughter Brenda, son Bart, grandson Paul (Stesha), granddaughter Julianne (Ryan) and great grandchildren Paisley, Parker and Blair.
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Graveside Burial

11:00 am
Friday, July 21, 2023
Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens
1915 Cemetery Rd
Othello, Washington, United States
Service will be done at graveside per Alta's request
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Alta  Fullmer

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Alta Fullmer

1941 - 2023

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