Jan. 25, 1966 — May 4, 2013
Timothy R. Fuller went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on May 4, 2013, after a six-year, hard-fought battle with cancer.
Tim was born in Grand Forks, B.C., on Jan. 25, 1966, to Rodney and Shirley Fuller. He was salutatorian of the 1985 graduating class at Curlew High School, in Curlew, Wash. Not only was he a good student but an accomplished athlete. Tim scored over 1,000 points in his high school basketball career. He also played semi-pro baseball in Canada for three years. Tim graduated from college in Spokane with a degree in forestry. He then began his career with Washington State Parks as a park aide at Curlew Lake State Park in June 1985. He returned every season until April of 1991, when he became a seasonal park ranger at Sun Lakes. He worked at Bridgeport, Lake Chelan, and was then promoted to a full-time park ranger 2 in 1996 at Nolte State Park. Tim then transferred to Camp Wooten in July 1996 and was promoted to a park ranger 3 in December of 1999. “Ranger Tim” always provided a special experience to the groups who came to his park and labored endlessly to improve on this.
Tim set an example of living life to the fullest and gave thanks to God daily for being blessed with another day with family and friends. He was an inspiration to everyone he touched. Positive, motivating, courageous, passionate about his faith, quick-witted, a friend to everyone he met, a devoted husband, adoring father, cherished son and loving brother. Tim was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved all sports, and was a Zags fan through and through. These are just a few of many qualities that describe who Tim was.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly; daughters, Courtney and Kinsey; step-daughter, Kayla Lockhart (Paul Lockhart); and grandson, Carson; parents, Rodney and Shirley Fuller; brother, Curt Fuller; grandfather, John Moberg; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Dayton High School Gymnasium at 609 S. Second St., Dayton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Banner Bank to “Tim Fuller Family Fund” or “Fuller Girls College Account”. Additionally, Hubbard-Rogg, 111 S. Second St., Dayton, WA 99328, will accept donations.