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 Cleo LaVerne <I>Fullmer</I> Welch

Cleo LaVerne Fullmer Welch

Mount Emmons, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Death 31 Dec 1957 (aged 41)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Sec. B Lot 213 Pos. 3 Walk
Memorial ID 63228 · View Source
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Springville Woman Dies In Salt Lake

SPRINGVILLE — LaVern Fullmer Welch, 41, died Tuesday in a Salt Lake Hospital following surgery. She was born Sept. 5, 1916, at Mt. Edmunds, Utah, a daughter of John P. and Mary Ann Hardy Fullmer. She received her education in Mt. Edmunds and Springville schools. She married Don Welch whom she later divorced.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. 0. M. Olsen of Longview, Wash.; Mrs.Claude Thacker of Kamas; Mrs Lee Groesbeck of Pocatello, Ida.; Elmer Fullmer of Springville; Leo Fullmer of Burley, Ida.; Lamar Fullmer of Logan; Mrs. Wayne Moncur of Nyssa, Ore.; Oral Fullmer of Hansen, Ida.; Fred Fullmer of Idaho Falls, Ida. and Mrs. Cline Johnson of Clinton, Mont.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in Wheeler Mortuary in Springville. Friends may call Friday evening 7 to 9 p. m. and Saturday prior to services at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

-Provo Daily Herald, Jan. 1958, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
LaVern missed a lot of school on account of Rheumatic sickness that she had as a child. At the time she was out of school with the aches and pains her parent neither one knew what is was that was causing it. . . After getting through school she went to Springville and did housework for years and finally went to Idaho. There she met and married Don Welch.

Then the war came and and he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. Previous to this LaVern and her sister Eugenia went to Pocatello, Idaho. It was while there they started going to the University of Idaho. They both took up machinist work. With their new skills they went to Vancouver, Washington to seek employment in the Kaiser Shipyards. She worked there the whole time Don was in the Army.

After the war she returned to Burley, Idaho to wait for Don's return. They moved to Ontario, Canada. It was there that their infant son was born and buried. After that Don and LaVern began to drift farther and farther apart until they finally separated. She says her life has been one of sadness and loneliness. Her health was gone and she had a hard time getting around due to her heart condition. She died December 31, 1957 in Salt Lake City during heart surgery.

- The Thacker and Fullmer book by Mary Lou Spaulding

Bio by: Rhonda

Gravesite Details Cause of Death: Lingering illness




  • Maintained by: Rose Wright
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63228
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cleo LaVerne Fullmer Welch (5 Sep 1916–31 Dec 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63228, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rose Wright (contributor 46889763) .