A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 7, for Robert Oliver Fuller. For more information about the memorial gathering, please call 478-1328. Mr. Fuller passed away the morning of May 27, following heart surgery. He was 68.
Mr. Fuller was born Jan. 24, 1939, to Mary Louise Payne and John C.J. Fuller, in Houston, Texas. His father worked in oil exploration in Central and South America when he was a young boy, and, as a result, Mr. Fuller became fluent in Spanish. He spent some of his young years in Houston, Texas, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Mr. Fuller graduated from the California Maritime Academy and carried the close relationships he made there throughout his life. He also attended the American School of International Management, in Phoenix, Ariz., where he continued his study of the Spanish language. He carried his love of the Spanish language with him throughout his life and used it, as well as his accounting skills, in his careers as an international banker in Central America and Texas, as an international business consultant and as a forensic accountant.
Mr. Fuller and Ms. Wina Simpson moved to Nevada County from Spokane, Wash., in 1999. Mr. Fuller spent many happy days on the golf course and playing poker with friends. A large part of his last year he spent working as a founding members of the Wolf Creek Lodge CoHousing project, where he and Wina planned to move upon its completion. He had a memorable, lighthearted sense of humor and the right joke for the right occasion.
He loved golf, his books, his friends, and most of all, his study of esoteric things. Many people sought his wisdom and guidance while joining him on his spiritual path of teaching the importance of love’s magnitude and its presence in our lives. Knowing that he was much more than a physical body was a great comfort to him during the last months of his life.
Mr. Fuller is survived by his devoted life partner, Wina Simpson; daughters and sons-in-law Sandra Higdon and Dan of The Woodlands, Texas, and Sharon Spicer and Bobby of Waxahachie, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Fuller Jr. and Sheri of Houston, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, John Michael Fuller and Brenda of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; grandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, Megan, Sean, Taylor, Justin, Logan, Abby and Bobby; nieces and nephews; and Jennie Longmire and her husband, Sam, and Jeff Simpson and his wife, Jane, and their four children, Ben, Sam, Evan and Jordan.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the High Noon Senior Nutrition, Adopt a Senior Program, P.O. 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
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