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Norma Marie Maxvold Fuller

by Ida Menge

Norma Marie Maxvold Fuller, 73, died Sept. 7 [1994] at Bassett Army Hospital at Fort Wainwright. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2:30 pm today at Gospel Outreach Church in Fairbanks. A reception will follow at American Legion Hall Post 11.

Mrs. Fuller was born Aug. 8, 1921 on a farm outside DeSmet S.D. She grew up in Huron, S.D., and moved to Long Beach Calif., in 1941. She worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II. In 1946 she married Rothel Hoyl "Tommy" Fuller. They spent 20 years traveling while he served in the U.S. Air Force.

In 1964 the family moved to Alaska. The Fullers co-owned and operated many bars in Alaska, including the Hunter Bar in Anchorage and Persian and Savoy bars in Fairbanks. she had lived in Fairbanks since 1965. Mrs. Fuller was active in various organizations and was a member of the Elks Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3629. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Her family said: "Norma is remembered as a woman of high integrity, a generous and caring person with an honest sense of humor. She was well loved and will be missed by family and friends, especially her children, grandchildren and the many young relatives and friends to whom she was like a second mother."

Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Tommy; parents, Lawrence and Bertha; and brothers, Elmer and Everett Maxvold. She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Sue Maxvold of Fairbanks and Donald and Luella Maxvold of South Dakota; sister, Iona Burroughs of Long Beach; children Rocky of Anchorage, Larry Fuller, Diane Fuller and Sue Smithson and her husband Chuck; grand daughters Becky Fuller of Anchorage, Angie and Michelle Martin, Stephanie, Tiffany and Sunny Smithson; and many other relatives and loved ones.

Memorial donations may be sent to Via Vita Health Projects, 600 Third St. Graehl, Fairbanks; or to VFW 3629, Voice of Democracy Scholarship, Box 73061 Fairbanks 99707.




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