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Myrtie Caroline King Fuller
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1910
Death: Aug. 10, 2007

Myrtie Caroline King Fuller, of Mesa, left this life on Friday, August 10, 2007 at the age of 97. As promised in a blessing given to her 67 years ago, she "laid down her body in peace, satisfied with life." One of six children born to Simon and Senora (James) King in Duplin County, NC on January 2, 1910, she spent her early years "out in the country." In 1918 Myrtie's family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she was a faithful member all her life. The King family moved to Goldsboro, NC when Myrtie was a teenager and she was employed as a textile worker for Borden Manufacturing Company for 14 years prior to her marriage. On April 6, 1940 she married her sweetheart, Percy Lee Fuller, and they were the parents of three daughters: Lucy Joy (Oscar "Bud") Shuler, Vera Lee (Ronald M.) Naylor and Gloria Ruth (James E.) Johnson, Jr. On July 24, 1947 she and her husband moved their young family to Mesa, Arizona because of his health. She was widowed in 1950. With three young daughters to raise, Myrtie initially worked in Mesa cleaning houses, with her only means of transportation being a bicycle. Later she worked for Tempe Schools as a cafeteria worker and custodian. Myrtie had a very close kinship with the family of O. Sam Fees, former Superintendent of Tempe Schools. Upon the death of his wife, Pauline Emmett Fees, she worked several years for Sam, helping to care for their children, Sam, Jr., Patricia, David and Brian Fees. She is also survived by her daughters, son-in-law, Bud Shuler, sister-in-law, Leona King, and many nieces and nephews. She was the "Best Grandma in the World" to Caroline Naylor, Clara Naylor, Thomas Naylor, Ronald Naylor, and Marcella (Bill) Maher, James E. (Karen) Johnson, III, Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Shuler and her great-grandson, Michael Dumse, Jr. A woman of extraordinary faith, Myrtie served in the LDS church as a
Visiting Teacher and attended the Mesa Temple often. She served in the original Alma Ward Nursery for over 20 years and as a Stake Missionary. She was given a promise that she would "not want for the necessities of life but.assist those in distress and need." Many people can attest to the fulfillment of that promise. Always grateful for her blessings, she never complained about her own challenges, but instead showed constant concern for others. The last twelve years of her life were spent in a wheel chair as a stroke left her paralyzed on the right side. When she could do nothing else, she prayed and fasted for anyone she heard of who was sick or having difficulty. She was never heard to speak ill of anyone. She lived the Lord's Law of Health and, even with the loss of her sight and hearing near the end of her life, was possessed of a sound mind and a compassionate heart. She loved the Lord, her family and her fellowman. It can truly be said of Myrtie Fuller that everyone who knew her loved her. In addition to a joyful reunion on the other side with her husband, those welcoming her to the world of spirits include her parents, brothers and sister, Vera (Bert) Despain; sons-in-law Ronald Naylor and James Johnson, Jr., grandson, Glen Ronald Naylor, and Pauline and David Fees. A visitation will be held at Allen Funeral Home, 1130 S. Horne, Mesa on Monday, August 13th from 6 to 8 PM. A viewing will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 14th prior to a 10 AM funeral service at the LDS Maricopa Stake Center, 611 North Stewart in Mesa. Burial will be beside her husband at the Mesa City Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Simon King (1877 - 1971)
  Senora James King (1879 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Percy Lee Fuller (1914 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lessie Naomi King (1905 - 1908)*
  James Denver King (1908 - 1990)*
  Myrtie Caroline King Fuller (1910 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
City of Mesa Cemetery
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Angel_Heart
Record added: Aug 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20912744
Myrtie Caroline <i>King</i> Fuller
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Myrtie Caroline <i>King</i> Fuller
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Myrtie Caroline <i>King</i> Fuller
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 Added: Apr. 9, 2010

- Deborah Blair
 Added: Apr. 9, 2010
 
 
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