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updated: Mar 23, 2012, 8:29 PM
By the Fuller Family
Ron Fuller, born in Chicago, IL on May 11, 1932 to George and May Fuller, graduated from St. Phillip's High School on June 12, 1950. The very next day he boarded a train for San Francisco. Awestruck by California's climate and coastline, he traveled south and discovered his "Paradise on Earth." Santa Barbara became his beloved home for the next sixty- one years.
On March 2, 2012, after
a long and courageously fought battle against Lymphoma, Ron slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.
His long career as a Residential Builder-Developer began in the Isla Vista of the mid-50's. By 1980, he had invented and patented a modular building system, established a factory in Santa Paula and, using his unique system, manufactured apartments and condominiums. In all, he provided homes for more than three hundred families.
In 1957, Ron asked a girl named Mary Williams ("Mimi") to dance. In 2011, having danced at their 1961 wedding and around the world over the next five decades, Ron and Mimi celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. This loving union of inseparable best friends produced a daughter and four sons: Maria Fuller Keith (John), Andrew Fuller (Stephanie), Tom Fuller, Vincent Fuller and Arick Fuller (Kelly.) Their grandchildren are Jordan Fuller, Haley Fuller, Evan Fuller, Nathan Fuller, Jeremy Fuller, Adam Fuller, Sam Fuller, Michelle Keith and Matthew Keith. Nephews are Chris Fuller, Gary Fuller, John Fuller, Anthony Williams, Mark Williams, Joe Williams and Robin Williams. The entire family will forever cherish the memory of Ron as a wise mentor who greeted everyone with a smile and his stock, "Life is Good!"
We wish to express our deep gratitude to Oncologist Daniel Greenwald, M.D., the entire staff of Cottage Hospital's 6C, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Barbara Fuller, and to beloved and constant friends, Mr. and Mrs. Berwin Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Compogiannis.
The life of Ron Fuller will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Old Mission Santa Barbara on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10 am.
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