Genevieve L. (Trent) FullerAug 6, 2013 Staff
Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. She was 100 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the First United Methodist Church of Lander, 262 N. Third St. A visitation will be 45 minutes before the funeral, and graveside services will follow.
Genevieve Lorraine Trent was born March 19, 1913, in Bottineau, N.D. She was the youngest of 13 children born to Henry Marshall Trent and Clara Mae (Askew) Trent.
She graduated from high school in Bottineau at the age of 16. At the age of 19 she went to live with her sister in Kewanee, Ill., where she attended nursing school, helped her sister with her children and worked as a registered nurse. In 1943 she moved to Lander to be near another of her sisters, and she went to work at Bishop Randall Hospital.
In 1948 she eloped with Lander resident Raymond Fuller, who worked at the post office. Mrs. Fuller continued her nursing career until 1950 when the first of the couple's two children were born. She became a "stay at home mom" until 1964 when she again entered the field of nursing. She worked at the local hospital until her retirement in 1977.
In her retirement years, her family said she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She donated countless hours to the Methodist Thrift Shop where she enjoyed the company of old and new friends. She cared for animals, especially cats, and entertained visiting family and relatives every summer. She remained an avid crossword puzzle fan and Scrabble player until the end.
She is survived by her two children, Patricia Anderson and David Fuller and his wife Jill; grandchildren Ben Anderson, Amy McGregor, Chris Fuller, Corrie Pankow and Nick Fuller; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 2009.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lander United Methodist Church for the kitchen remodel or to the Lander Children's Museum.