Obituary: Edward Gary Fultz
March 3, 1954- October 24, 2019
Craig resident, E. Gary Fultz, died on Thursday, October 24, 2019, surrounded by his family at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 65. A memorial service celebrating his life was held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the First Christian Church. Edward Gary Fultz was born the son of Edward and Lenore (Wilhelm) Fultz on March 3, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan. He spent his childhood in Monroe until he was six years old when his family moved to Modesto, California. He attended public schools in Modesto and graduated high school there with the class of 1972. Gary furthered his education at Modesto Junior College. On September 24, 1972, Gary married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl McMenimen at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto. To this union, a son and two daughters were born. To support his family, Gary started his career at Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District in Modesto. He retired as captain of the fire department with over 30 years of service. Gary had made several hunting trips to Northwest Colorado over the years. He loved the area so much that he and Cheryl moved to Craig 14 years ago. Gary would spend the remainder of his retirement enjoying the outdoors whether he was hunting, fishing or camping. Above all, Gary was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who cherished his family. Gary is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cheryl Fultz of Craig; two daughters, Lorraine (Rob) Counts and Heather (David) Brumblow both of Craig; and one sister, Debra (John) Anglin of Harrogate, TN. He is further survived by five grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his son, Edward James Fultz; and his parents.