Bud A. Fulleton
Bud A. Fulleton, 69, of Boise passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 while surrounded by family.
Bud was born in Boise on September 23, 1949 to Lidia and Leonard Fulleton. He grew up in the Treasure Valley where he attended Hawthorn Elementary, South Junior High, Borah High and Boise State University before later going on to pursue his graduate studies at the University of Washington and University of California, Davis.
Bud joined the Marine Corps in 1968 and fought in the Vietnam War. He served his country admirably during the conflict, subsequently earning a number of distinguished medals to include a Purple Heart. Despite his loyalty to The Corps, Bud opposed the war itself and joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War after he returned from his tour of duty.
Once back in the States, Bud rekindled his relationship with his high school sweetheart and true love, Pearl Hogard. The two became inseparable from that point forward and have been life-long partners for the past 47 years.
Bud was a very private individual who loved his family and the great outdoors. He was more comfortable outside than in and enjoyed hiking, camping and working with his hands - a trait he learned from his father. These skills were put to use as a member of Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue and as a health inspector for the State of Idaho.
Bud is preceded in death by his father Leonard Fulleton, mother Lidia McFarland and sister Charlotte McCormick. He is survived by the love of his life Pearl and his siblings Mary Howard (George), Jimmy Woodward (Bobbie), Johnny Woodward (Vicki) and Anna Coy, along with multiple nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Bowman Funeral Parlor in Garden City. Burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery. The family invites all of Bud’s friends to come and celebrate his life with them and asks that instead of flowers, a donation be made in his name to the American Cancer Society of Idaho.