Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, A. Fullmer Allred, 84, passed away at home on Sunday, August 2, 1998.
He was born on October 2, 1913, in Lehi, Utah, to Aaron Allred and Ada Elva Fullmer Allred. Due to the death of his mother when he was 5 years old, he was raised by his father and stepmother, Myrtle Jones. He graduated from Lehi High School in 1931 and attended BYU from 1932-33. After serving an LDS mission in California, he received his B.S. degree from BYU and an M.S. degree from Utah State University.He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Peterson, On September 8, 1937, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Fullmer began his career at an Indian reservation in Northern Utah where his wife and he served a mission for six and one-half years in an agricultural program. Following the Indian program, he spent 30 years with the Utah State University Extension Service which included 16 years in Box Elder County and eight years as a specialist in plant science. He served as chairman of the governor's committee in landscape and beautification retiring in 1978 as state ornamental horticulturist.
Fullmer was always active in the LDS Church and community affairs. He faithfully served as a bishop, on two high councils, as a member of the Brigham City stake presidency, and as a temple ordinance worker.
He never lost his zest for learning and found personal satisfaction and success in all his endeavors. Few things gave him as much fulfillment as the wisdom gained from reading, traveling, or visiting with family, friends, and colleagues. He was proud of his personal history, "Hearth and Home", a testament to his posterity of the importance of a strong family legacy. Both gregarious and reflective, his sense of humor demanded human association, but he also found renewal and solace at the dry farm.
A strong, genetic heritage, lifelong habits of regular exercise and abundant nourishment of body, mind, and spirit resulted in a well lived life. Fullmer touched countless lives for good and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years and four children: Meg (Paul) Munns, Elwood, UT; Keith A. (Cheryl), South Ogden, UT; Clyde (LaDean), South Jordan, UT; and James F. (Lori), Murray, UT. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by a sister, Maurine (Jay) Bell, Sandy, UT; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Markland and Sterling, and an infant son, Kent Fullmer.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 5, 1998, at the South Cottonwood Ward Chapel, 5606 South Vine Street (800 East), Murray at 12 noon. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, August 4, 1998, from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray and from 11 a.m.-12 noon at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah.
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