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-Thomas Wilson Fullerton-

Thomas Wilson Fullerton peacefully passed away on Sunday morning, May 6, 2012 at the age of 69 years, in Denver Colorado with his wife and four daughters at his side.  Tom was born in Columbus Junction, Iowa, to Corinne and Lavon Fullerton, where he spent his childhood.  He attended New London High School where he was senior class president, homecoming king, and a proud member of the Championship Tigers Football team.  He married Diane Strawhacker May 25, 1963.

Tom graduated with High Honors from Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He worked 35 years for Proctor and Gamble and later for Weyerhaeuser as a Chemical Engineer/manager in their pulp and paper industry.  During his career he moved his family to Cincinnati, Ohio; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada; and Americus, Georgia, making many great friendships along the way.  After retiring, Tom moved with Diane back to New London, Iowa and then to Denver, Colorado.

Tom was known among his family and friends for his strength of character, love of nature, deep interest in learning new things, and especially his love for family.  He loved to hunt and fish, was an accomplished skier and ski instructor, and an all around avid outdoorsman.  As a devoted father, he spent many pleasurable hours watching and coaching his girls in their many activities.  Wherever he lived, he was a familiar sight walking his beloved dogs. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon and Elder. 

Tom is survived by his wife, Diane, his four daughters, Laura (David) Lopez; Christine (Jim) Walsh; Erin (Cameron) Cowpar; Alison Jane Fullerton; two granddaughters, Gracie Lopez and Wren Cowpar; one sister, Julia Kelly Johnson; one brother, E. Richard Fullerton; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The memorial service in celebration of Tom's life has been scheduled for New London, Iowa - his hometown, on June 23rd at Elliott Chapel, 1 Redbud Lane, New London, IA 52645, at 1 pm. There will be a social gathering afterwards at the Filling Station in New London (the old Christian Church on Main). In lieu of flowers, the family set-up two memorials: one for the New London High School and one for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, and may be sent to Elliott Chapel or to his home address - 3771 W 101 Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.

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