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Feb 22, 2012 - Staff
Funeral services for Fremont County native, Joyce Fuller, 87, of Buffalo, are at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. The Rev. Connie Cranston officiates. A private family interment follows.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, and from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, preceding the funeral service.
Mrs. Fuller died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo.
Ellen Joyce Day was born June 29, 1924, in Lander, to Herald and Esther Day. She grew up on the Day Ranch of a pioneer family that homesteaded near Lysite in 1884.
She went to rural schools in the Lysite area for the first eight years and then to Lander where she did the first two years of high school. She then moved to Casper where she finished high school and graduated with the class of 1942.
While in high school, she worked for the Casper Chamber of Commerce. After high school, she attended the University of Wyoming and received a year of office training. During World War II, she moved to Denver and worked on an airbase as an aircraft dispatcher. She was was a librarian for the Fremont County Library in Shoshoni and also worked for the school district as a librarian. She moved to Lander where she was the bookkeeper for the Fremont County Library.
She married George Fuller in June 1978 in Buffalo, and they made their home on the T6 Ranch outside Shoshoni.
Mr. Fuller died in the fall of 1990, and in the spring of 1991, Mrs. Fuller moved to Buffalo where she was active in the community. She volunteered at the Jim Gatchell Museum, the Johnson County Library, the Buffalo Senior Center and was a Grey Lady at the Johnson County Health Care Center and Amie Holt Care Center. She was also involved with the Buffalo Cancer Support Group and delivered for meals on wheels. Mrs. Fuller received an award for "People who make a difference" in Buffalo.
Her family said she was an avid reader and loved maps and spending time with her family and her kittens.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Wagner and her husband Doug of Buffalo; two grandsons, Shawn Wagner of Casper and Cory Wagner and his wife Aubrey of Houston; one great-granddaughter, Tayln Wagner also of Casper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, one son and one grandson.
Donations in Mrs. Fuller's memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams, Buffalo, WY 82834.