Doris Fuller died peacefully at Mercy medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon on Monday January 6, 2014. At the very end of her journey, Doris spoke directly to her mother and her husband saying she was ready to go. Her family takes great joy in knowing they were there to greet her and help her transition away from the physical earth.
Doris leaves behind her daughters Donna and Diann, and two sons Danny and David. Doris also has seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Roy Fuller, originally from Pierre, South Dakota and her son Doug Fuller of Compton, California. Her sister Elaine (Sorensen) Clark still resides in Sundance, Wyoming.
Doris was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, when her father was working to build the Hoover Dam. She spent the majority of her life in and around Sundance. Her children and grandchildren fondly remember the story she told of riding a horse to school every day with her brother Robert and sister Elaine when family lived in the countryside. They moved into town after her parents Robert and Sara Sorensen, built a home in Sundance. Doris maintained a life-long love of horses and was an accomplished barrel racer in her youth. She met her husband while attending one such competition at a local rodeo.
Doris and Don Fuller married on December 17, 1949, shortly before completed high school. In the early 1950s they relocated to Baldwin Park, California, but returned to Wyoming and South Dakota every summer to visit family and friends. In their years together, Doris and Don lived in Compton. Following Don’s death in 2005, Doris moved to Roseburg, Oregon, to live with her daughter Donna. Shortly after her move to Oregon, her son David relocated from California to the same area, which gave Doris the opportunity to have homes with both Donna and David.
Doris greatly enjoyed watching old western movies, especially Gunsmoke. Although she preferred to spend most of her time at home, she regularly has her hair done and even allowed her family to treat her to regular pedicures. Her last three months of life were happily spent enjoying the holidays and time with her immediate family. Doris will be greatly missed by numerous family relations and friends throughout Wyoming, South Dakota, California, Oregon and elsewhere.