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Lyle Fulton (#47092509)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo My late wife and I were first introduced to Find A Grave in 2009 after her sister had become a member. It wasn't long before we also became quite involved, especially after deciding to become photo volunteers. We soon became aware of one great benefit that we had not expected. We began to make many new friends from all parts of the country and we discovered a great many relatives, both living and deceased, that we didn't even know existed. During the first three years of our membership, it was our pleasure to visit a great many cemeteries in north Texas and southern Oklahoma, the area known as "Texoma", where we fulfilled as many photo requests as possible. We also photographed a great many other grave markers and applied them to memorials that lacked a photograph and in many cases we created memorials and did as much research as possible to honor that person. We also photographed and researched many cemeteries from other parts of the country during our retirement years when we had the opportunity to travel.

My wife, Phyllis Elaine, passed away in March, 2012. Since that time, I have continued my various activities with Find A Grave. I still enjoy doing volunteer photos for folks requesting them and do this mostly in the "Texoma" area where I live.

I created a Find A Grave memorial for my late wife and if there are folks who would care to view it, go to my list of virtual cemeteries at the right side of the page and click on the one bearing her name. Her biography tells the story of the life that we shared and of the wonderful wife and mother that she was to those of us who will always love her and cherish her memory.

Update: November 2015
During the past year or so, it has become increasingly difficult for me to fulfill photo requests, which often require a great deal of walking while searching for specific grave markers. I still very much enjoy doing this and will continue to do so in a limited way until my old back and legs force me to stop completely.

My age and physical limitations have caused me to feel some concern regarding the many Find A Grave memorials under my management. In order to assure that these memorials and any future memorials that I may create continue to be properly managed after my own incapacitation or death, I am arranging for them to be transferred to new management by a very capable Find A Grave member and genealogist.

Beginning October 6, 2015, I began transferring memorials to my good friend Richard K. Thompson of Fairfield, Iowa, member #46900770. Richard is a long time genealogist and has assisted me with my own genealogy efforts for several years. He has readily agreed to accept edits, photos, etc. for any of the memorials transfered into his care.

I intend to continue being active with Find A Grave for as long as I can. The years that I have engaged in these activities have been very enjoyable and rewarding. Although we almost never meet in person, I am thankful for "meeting" thousands of friends and relatives while engaged in these Find A Grave activities. My profile page will remain here just as it always has and I invite anyone interested to visit any of my Virtual Cemeteries. They will continue to be active. All memorials formerly under my care that have been transferred to Richard Thompson can still be seen in my "Transferred to Others" virtual cemetery.

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Messages left for Lyle Fulton (403)[Leave Message]
Richard K Thompson
Karl R Nichols memorial update
A just got a message from another contributor that the memorial you originally entered (see: for Karl noted only one date on the inscription, and that you thought perhaps he was a stillborn infant.

As it turns out, Karl is still living (as far as we know), and the inscription was for his DOB, the whole headstone thus being actually a pre-need.

I'm keeping the memorial in place, but have updated the bio and linked him to his parents. It is a pre-need inscription, but since you entered it in good faith I think it should remain as a memorial since the inscription is visible in the cemetery and someone else could come along and enter a "new" memorial on the possibility that it was a still born infant.

There is a link to the father's 2004 obituary on my message from "Familyhunt" that you can access if you are interested.

Added by Richard K Thompson on Apr 24, 2017 8:43 AM
Tori Marie
Thank you!
Hello Lyle, I located your name on the memorial of my Grandfather, Walter Sallman. I then read the beautiful tribute to your wife. It appears the two of you have contributed greatly to this site. Great to see someone who knew my grandparents Walter and Esther! Take care!
Added by Tori Marie on Jan 02, 2017 11:04 AM
RE: Rainbow, Your Public Name
I sent you a personal email some time ago. Did you ever receive it? Maybe went to your spam?
Added by Rainbow on Nov 21, 2016 11:48 PM
RE: Rainbow, Your Public Name
I sent you an email but wondered if it went to your spam as I have not heard from you.
Added by Rainbow on Nov 15, 2016 9:46 PM
Dominique Potier
RE: My Europeon Friends
still awake ;-))))

Yes we are

Added by Dominique Potier on Oct 20, 2016 1:09 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: My Europeon Friends
Funny because Andy and I are friend on facebook ;-))))
My wife and I have adopted b17 crew members .

Added by Dominique Potier on Oct 20, 2016 12:28 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: TSgt Fred A. Rich
Hello Lyle,

I didn't know abouth the pictures ... I took one off now .... These graves pictures are just one way to show my love to US and to the greatest generation ... I also adopt some grave and I drive US vet and family here in Belgium . A tru honor for me .

God Bless America

Added by Dominique Potier on Oct 19, 2016 12:21 AM
William Gorman
Betty June Robardy
Lyle, thank you for your most appreciated reply to my inquiry. I was able to find her Woodrow Wilson HS Yearbook photo and post is to her memorial. I am still hoping that by leaving enough "tracks" on the internet, someone who knew her will discover one and respond.
Added by William Gorman on Oct 11, 2016 4:39 AM
RE: Wynona Franks #52670133
Thank you so much! Your bio touched my heart. Blessings to you! Terry
Added by Terry on Oct 09, 2016 2:13 PM
Wynona Franks #52670133
She is my 3rd cousin 1x removed. May I use her gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit. Thank you, Terry
Added by Terry on Oct 09, 2016 12:08 PM
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