|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1905|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1997|
Daughter of Ludern Ketchum (buried as Lewis) & Effie Belle Rood Ketchum .
Helen was born in Michigan and following the divorce of her parents, lived for a time in an orphanage in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her grandparents, Wires Ketchum and Louisa Richardson Ketchum took her and her siblings from the orphanage and the children lived for a time on their farm in Ashton, Osceola County, Michigan. Her mother Effie Belle Rood settled in Reed City, Osceola County, Michigan. Her father Ludern worked for the railroad and was living in Utah when he sent for the children. Helen went to Utah, where she met John Delbert Fullmer .
and married him in Feb. 1925. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters. One daughter, Valetta Fullmer Brooks preceded her in death.
Helen often shared stories of Michigan with her children and told of how green everything was, which was in contrast to the landscape in Utah. She told of going to Lake Michigan and how big it was.
Memories of Helen Grace Ketchum Fullmer were shared with me by her son, Owen during one of the times they came to Michigan for a visit.
The obituary that was published for Helen. Deseret News.
Helen Grace Ketchum Fullmer, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend, passed away on November 30, 1997.
Born January 31, 1905 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Ludern and Effie Rood Ketchum, she moved to Utah at the age of 17 where she later met and married John Delbert Fullmer on February 21, 1925. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.Mother was a life long homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother. Her most noble work was with her family. She dearly loved her mother-in-law, Jonena Fullmer who taught her homemaking skills. She felt the Fullmer children were her brothers and sisters. Mother had many friends and was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by two sons, Owen (Joanna) Fullmer, Mapleton; Dean (Marilyn) Fullmer, Springville; a daughter JoAnne (Robert) Johnson, Kaysville; a son-in- law Bill Brooks, Fresno, California; and a sister Virginia Jannenga, Rockford, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert, a daughter Valetta Brooks, sister Ethel Clark, two brothers, Floyd and Russel Ketchum.
John Delbert Fullmer (1903 - 1972)*
Owen Lew Fullmer (1926 - 2014)*
Valetta Fullmer Brooks (1927 - 1967)*
Plot: Sec F Lot 34 Pos 5
Created by: Kathy Londo Barnes
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31633082