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Obituary: Helen Fullmer Grange

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1926 ~ 2003

Helen Fullmer Grange, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully from natural causes on September 14, 2003 in Boise, Idaho.

She was born October 9, 1926 in Abraham, Utah to Elmer L. and Gladys A. Fullmer. She attended Delta High School and Brigham Young University. It was at BYU that she met her future husband, Russell D. Grange. They married June 2, 1947, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have four children: Mayrene Stewart (Romney M.), Sandy, UT, Russell D. Grange II (Sabey Jane), Anchorage, AK, Kelly F. Grange (Heather), Boise, ID, Karen Hodgson (Daniel H.), Salt Lake City, UT. Helen has 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Helen was drum majorette in High School. She was also a skilled typist and won many local competitions. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Helen was a gifted seamstress, spending many hours designing and sewing for her family. Her hobbies included: camping, traveling, and fishing. Helen was an accomplished musician, where she sang in the Melodian Chorus as well as accompanying the singing group in their concerts and playing for musical productions. She also had a rich, beautiful alto singing voice and lended her talents to many trios and quartets.

Helen supported her husband in his many civic duties as Commissioner and Mayor of Provo City. She was President of the League of Women Voters, President of the Women's Chamber of Commerce, President of BYU Women's Society and President of the Melodian Chorus. Helen loved her job at Brigham Young University where she worked at the Information Desk in the Administration Building for 17 years. She enjoyed her association there with staff and students.

Helen was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in many leadership positions i.e.: Counselor in the Provo Stake Relief Society Presidency, BYU Stake Relief Society Presidency, Provo 13th Ward Relief Society Presidency, Activities Chair, worked in the Young Women's Organization, and was the Ward Organist. Helen and her husband served a Public Relations mission for the Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

She is survived by her four children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and brothers, Kenn Fullmer, Collins Fullmer (Connie Jean), sister, Nedra Jackson (Lon). Deceased loved-ones include: brother Glen Fullmer, sister, Ila Fullmer, parents and husband.

We will miss you Mom and your great banana cream pie, foot and head rubs, and loving ways.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 12 p.m. at the Provo 13th Ward Building at 965 North Locust Lane, in Provo, Utah. The family will receive friends at a viewing on Friday evening, September 19, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the Provo 13th Ward Building from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.