TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Mary Ellen Fullmer, 92, will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 14, 2017) at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Mary Ellen died June 8, 2017, at Goshen Healthcare Community.
Visitation was Tuesday. The casket will be open briefly following services. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com and memorials may be given to the Goshen Healthcare Community Activities Department.
Mary Ellen was born March 3, 1925, at her home in Veteran, the daughter of Dr. George and Edith (Arnold) Haas. She attended school, grades 1-12 in Veteran and graduated from Veteran High School in 1943.
She married Leeland Fuller Dec. 4, 1943. The first two years of their marriage, Leeland was in the US Navy and stationed overseas.
Upon his return they lived and farmed in Veteran. They welcomed four children during this time. In 1968 they moved to Laramie, where she worked in retail. They moved to Worland in 1983, where she worked for J.C. Penney.
After 10 years in Worland, they returned to Goshen County to retire. She worked at several stores in Torrington, Laramie, and Worland for 26 years. She also worked as a seamstress, doing alterations for the stores and out of her home for family, friends and the community.
Mary Ellen loved gardening, canning, sewing, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, cooking, was an animal lover and loved spending time with her family. She had been a 4-H Leader and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #56, the Triple G Club and the Extension Club.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Torrington.
Mary Ellen is survived by sons Jim (Lidia) Fullmer of Modesto, Calif., and Russell (Debbie) Fullmer of Sheridan; daughter Patricia Fullmer of Denver, Colo.; daughters-in-law Boni (Jim) Fanning of Windsor, Colo., and Peggy Fullmer of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith Haas; husband Leeland Fullmer; son Rodney Fullmer; brothers Leslie, Hubert, Bernard and Howard; and sisters Helen Booth, Emma Jean Terrill and