Darlene Fuller

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Darlene Fuller

Darlene Bonnie Fuller, 67, of Mountain Home, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at a Boise hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Darlene was born on March 19, 1942, in Santa Monica, Calif., the daughter of George and Bonnie Kidd. Her father's nickname for her was "Termite" because she was so tiny. At the age of 11, she had a friend named Frank that was hurt in an accident, so she took over his early morning paper delivery. She loved trains more than dolls. She was her parents' little boy. Her father bought her a shotgun at the age of 14 and she wanted to kill a bear. She was a dead shot, but her father said she couldn't hunt until she was an adult.

Her father also taught her how to box ­ don't get her mad!

She was attending Catholic school and she told the sister that the family had a skunk named "Airwick." No one at school believed her, so her mother had to take the skunk to school to show she was telling the truth. Darlene attended Catholic school during elementary grades, followed by attendance to North High in Torrance and El Camino Community College.

Darlene met Bill at high school and they were married four years later, on Aug. 15, 1963. They were blessed with three lovely daughters - Bonnie Lee, Barbara Gene and Brandie Marie.

Since Bill was in the Air Force, the family had to move several times, including a five-year tour in Spain. In 1974, Bill was reassigned to Mountain Home AFB and they got a permanent home.

Darlenešs hobbies were family and her pets. She loved doing craftwork and friends were very important to her. She never knew a stranger.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Fuller of Mountain Home, her daughters, Bonnie Lee Fuller of Boise, Barbara and her husband, Gary Christiansen, of Mountain Home, Brandie and her husband, Daniel Kramer, of Nampa, six grandchildren, Garrett Wells, Breann, Courtney, and Nicole

Christiansen, Denyel Elliott and Kaylie Kramer plus a great-grandchild expected in a few months. She is also survived by her parents, George and Bonnie Kidd, of California, her sister, Juggie, and her husband, Larry Imsland, of California.

Memorials can be made in Darlene's memory to the Mountain Home Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 10, Mountain Home, ID 83647.