Omer Fuls, 90 years of age, passed away on June 17, 2008, at the home of his granddaughter, Barbara Anne Patriarchias, in Chaparral, N.M. He had moved there from Meadview within the past few months as his health declined.
Omer was born in Perry Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, on Nov. 11, 1917. He worked as a cabinet maker and was a retired tool and die maker, having lived and worked in Ohio, Arizona, California and Oregon. He had been employed in California by Rocketdyne and Raytheon, and in Arizona at Hughes Aircraft, making parts for experimental space and aircraft.
In June of 1970, he married Velma Hortense Boitz of Stayton, Ore. He and Hortense lived in Bend, Ore., from 1970 to 1991, when they retired and moved to Meadview.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Hortense Fuls of Meadview; and his brother, Ralph Fuls of Dayton, Ohio.
Omer is survived by his sister, Opal Thornton of Clearwater, Fla.; daughter, Joanna Fuls of Dayton; sons, David Fuls and wife Janet of Cottonwood, Calif., and Charles Thomas Fuls and wife Jackie of Heiskell, Tenn.; stepsons Michael Rush, Gary Boitz, Keith Boitz, and Wayne Boitz; grandchildren, Barbara Anne Patriarchias, Carol Gutierrez, Jerry Fuls, Donna Castillo, Brian Fuls, Jennifer Fuls and Clifford Fuls, as well as 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.