Obituary: Barbara J. Fullam (Aug. 23, 1925 – Feb. 9, 2013)

By Submitted February 18, 2013 03:16 pm

Barbara J. Fullam
Barbara J. Fullam
Barbara J. Fullam, 87, of Smith River, passed away peacefully on Sat. Feb 9, 2013.

Barbara was born in Bellingham, Wash., on August 23, 1925; attended school in Riverside, Calif., and worked in San Francisco, where she met husband Malcolm while enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They transferred to Texas and later to San Diego, where Barbara worked for many years for General Dynamics/Convair. When Mal retired from the Navy, they relocated to his hometown of Springfield, Vt.  Barbara worked and retired from Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt., and they relocated back to Barbara’s California ancestral home on the Smith River Rancheria.

Barbara was employed by the rancheria for 14 years, until she retired at age 80.

Her favorite interests were cooking, summer barbeques with family, crocheting, baking and cake decorating; she was a talented seamstress and was very creative with arts and crafts, including beadwork. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by many.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of more than 48 years, Malcolm W. Fullam, her mother, Bertha Stewart and two younger sisters Betty Myers and Sylvia White, all of Smith River.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Denyce Thomas of Henderson, Nev., and Linda Harris of Smith River; grandsons, Gregory Blodgett (Jessica) of Smith River and Michael Fullam of Montana; granddaughter, Amber Kubla of Texas; great-grandsons, Gregory Blodgett, Jr., Evan Fullam; great-granddaughters Makayla and Sierra Fullam, and multi-generations of nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.