Rosemary Ruth Fulghum died on March 17, 2016 at the age of 87 years in Meridian, ID. Although she lived all over the United States, she had been a longtime resident of the Denver metropolitan area.
She was born to Carrie and Richard Shetler on July 30, 1928 in Cave-in Rock (Hardin County), IL. She was the middle child and had two brothers: George Gary Shetler and Robin “Bob” Wayne Shetler. She attended grade school and high school in nearby Rosiclare, IL.
In her early years, she worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Joe Scott, and then at Abbot Laboratories in Chicago, IL.
She was married to Weldon Franklin Fulghum of Rosiclare. With his career as a mining engineer, they lived in many U. S. states.
She enjoyed hunting, competitive trapshooting, fishing, and life in the American Southwest. She was a homemaker, devoted mother, and wife.
Her husband preceded her in death on May 17, 1987.
After a long hiatus from professional employment, Rosemary quickly established herself as a polished executive assistant in the U. S. Treasury Department where she continued to work until she was nearly 81 years old. She enjoyed her career and was the recipient of many prestigious awards for her service to the U.S. government. She was adept at computer technology, proofreading and English grammar, as well as managing a busy professional office and work load.
Rosemary is survived by her three sons: Richard Weldon Fulghum (spouse Michael Hodges), Gregory Weldon Fulghum, and Patrick Weldon Fulghum (spouse Tammee Kay Fulghum). She had three grandchildren: Marissa Lehman, Jonathan Patrick Fulghum, and Jessica Lynn Fulghum. She had two adoring pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Kasmir and Shalimar.
She will be much missed by the Shetlers, Fulghums, Chandlers, and countless others who loved her.
Per her wishes, Rosemary’s ashes are being brought back to Rosiclare where they will be interred next to her husband Weldon’s grave. A graveside service will be held at the Fluorine Cemetery at noon April 16, 2016.