Mrs. Arlene M. (Dern) Fulton, 92, of Baker City peacefully passed away at her home on September 3, 2019. Her memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Gray's West & Company Pioneer Chapel in Baker City. Darl Hagey will officiate. Following the service, the family will host a reception at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place Street, Baker City.
Arlene was born January 7, 1927 in Reedsport, Oregon. She was the first child born to John R. and Irene (Rapp) Dern. While still a small child, the family moved to Baker, Oregon where Arlene completed grades 1 through 12 graduating in 1944.
In 1946 Arlene married Robert J. "Bob" Fulton and together they raised three daughters. Bob preceded Arlene in death passing away in March of 1985.
The majority of Arlene's life was spent living in Baker City where she was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and part-time employee at the S & H Green Stamp store.
Arlene's fondest memories include growing up around the Dern and Rapp families who were her close relatives. She could tell many stories about the Pendleton Round-up and the big family gatherings at this annual event. As time went by and her children moved away, Arlene and Bob spent time traveling to visit their children and grandchildren in various states. She was a deeply loved family member, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Annette Hagey (Darl) of Baker City; Suzie Cherry (Dave) of Baker City; Joyce Mallory (Bruce) of Gresham; brother-in-law Bill Fulton of Baker City; sister-in-law Lena Samson of Dodge Center, MN; six grandchildren, Shane Hagey; Jayson Hagey; Kurtis Cherry ; Brandy Cherry; Maranda Wagner; and Stacy Mallory; great grandchildren, Logan; Connor; Rachel; Kimberly; Jayden; Brandon; Skyler; Makayla; Ellie; Lilia; Jackson; Amara and Rylee; and great-great grandchild, Eleana.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John R. Dern; sister Mrs. Delores Kissire; and her spouse, Robert J. Fulton.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heart ‘N’ Home Hospice or Best Friends of Baker through Gray’s West & Company at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.
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