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Mary Ann Singleton Fullmer Groesbeck
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1884
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1953
Bannock County
Idaho, USA

Mary Ann Singleton was the daughter of Cynthia Julia Fredricks and John James Singleton.

Mary Ann was a shy, good-looking young lady. She had long black hair, grey-green eyes, 5' 6" tall and a slender build. Her father had talked of sending her away to school but instead she met John Price Fullmer, and after a two-week courtship they were married on April 6, 1901 in Orangeville, Utah. Mary was seventeen years old and John was thirty.

After their marriage they moved to Tintic in Juab County, where John's father worked in the silver mines, and they lived there a year. Mary Ann, for the first time in her life, had the luxury of new dresses and pretty things.

They were happy, they had many friends, but they also had their challenges and sorrows. They had fifteen children, including two sets of twins. They lost three babies, the last one was stillborn.

John died June 8, 1930 leaving Mary Ann to raise eight unmarried children, six under the age of fourteen. After John had been dead twelve years Mary Ann married Squire Groesbeck June 16, 1942.

When daughter Irene died February 7, 1953 Mary Ann took her death hard. Irene had been ill most of her life and had a special place in Mary Ann's heart.

Mary Ann's life was frought with worries and strain over the years of World War II. At one time she had four sons over seas in the service. Three of her daughters worked in shipyards on the coast. None of Mary Ann's children were lost in the war.

Mary Ann was the most kind, patient and lovable person, She worked hard all her life. But she lived only for her family for she loved them dearly.
Mary Ann Groesbeck

Mary Ann Fullmer Groesbeck, 69, died here Tuesday following a short illness.

Mrs. Groesbeck was born July 3, 1884 in St. George. Utah, the daughter of John and Cynthia Fredrick Singleton. She was married to John P. Fullmer April 6, 1901, in Orangevllle. Utah. This marriage wns later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple in 1904. Mr. Fullmer preceded her in death in 1930.

She married Mr. Squire B. Groesbeck on June 19, I942, in Rupert.

She is survived by her husband and the following sons and daughters: Julia Olson, Longview, Washington; Hilda Thacker, Kamas, Utah; Arvella Groesbeck, Pocatello; Elmer Fullmer, Springllle, Utah; Leo Fullmer, Lavern Welch and Oral Fullmer, all of Burley; LaMar Fullmer, Logan, Utah: Viola Moncur, Nyssa, Oregon; Eugenia Johnson, Troul Creek Montana; Fred Fullmer, serving in the Navy at San Diego, Calif.

She is also survived hy three stepsons, Lee Groesbeck, Pocatello and Woods and Roe Groesbeck, both of Burley. Thirty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Friday in the Burley LDS Fourth Ward Chapel with Bishops Counselor Alma Clark officiating. Burial was in the Springville, Utah Cemetery yesterday.

-Idaho State Journal, July 12, 1953, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Children not listed below: Arvella Fullmer Groesbeck, Ettie Fulklmer, Nettie Fullmer, Leo Fullmer 
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  John Price Fullmer (1871 - 1930)
  Squire B. Groesbeck (1879 - 1963)
  Julia Mary Fullmer Olsen (1903 - 1979)*
  Irene Cynthia Fullmer Lister (1904 - 1953)*
  Hilda Grace Fullmer Thacker (1906 - 1997)*
  John "Elmer" Fullmer (1910 - 1966)*
  Cleo LaVerne Fullmer Welch (1916 - 1957)*
  Oral D Fullmer (1921 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Sec. B Lot 213 Pos. 4 walkway
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Sep 18, 2007
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Mary Ann <i>Singleton</i> Fullmer Groesbeck
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Mary Ann <i>Singleton</i> Fullmer Groesbeck
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Mary Ann <i>Singleton</i> Fullmer Groesbeck
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I do not know you personally but know that there is a beautiful place on the other side for our brothers & sisters who go through so many trials here.
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