Philip Marion FULTON

Born: Tue., Jun. 12, 1945
Died: Wed., Sep. 11, 2013

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Phil Fulton's Obituary
Philip Marion Fulton passed away September 11, 2013 at North Suburban Medical Center, Thornton, CO after a 10 month battle with several serious health issues. He was born June 12, 1945 to Richard Fulton and Grace Hudspeth Fulton Merrifield in Las Anamas, CO. He is survived by his wife Judy Murphy, two sons, Daren (Barb) Fulton, Justin (Julie) Fulton and four grandchildren, Collin, Emma, Jillian and Jace Fulton. He also leaves a stepson, Matt (MaryKaye) Podschweit, a stepdaughter, Rhoni (David) Hirst and four step-granddaughters, Aubrey and Emily Podschwiet and Alex and Kennedy Hirst. Also two brothers, Joe of Virginia and Ron of Texas, his stepmother Betty Fulton of Texas as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and Shelia Fulton of Fort Collins, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Pam.
He attended school in Swink, Colorado, where he lettered in all the sports they offered - baseball, football, basketball, wrestling and track. He played trumpet in the school and town dance bands, as well as raising pigs for 4H. He graduated in 1963 as the Class Salutatorian.
Phil worked at NIBCO copper fitting plant in LaJunta for two years while taking engineering classes at Otero Junior College. He married Sheila Norris in 1965, earned his Journeyman Electrical License and moved to Windsor in 1967. He moved to Ft. Collins in 1969 where he worked for Michaud Electric (later H & H Electric) as a master Electrician for many years. In the 1990's he started his own business, "Showz," building and managing trade shows. He later worked as a building contractor, constructing and remodeling houses around northern Colorado.
Phil lived in Idaho Springs for the last 11 years, marrying Judy Murphy in 2009. He played trumpet in The Original Cow Boy Band, was on the board of the United Center, played in the combined bell choir and was very active at Zion Lutheran church. Before his retirement he worked on the Pro Desk at Home Depot in El Rancho.
A memorial service will be offered by Pastor Don Marxhausen at Zion Lutheran Church, 1921 Virginia Street, Idaho Springs, CO on Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 am. Donations to the Septon Girls Education Fund or Lutheran Disaster Relief will be gratefully accepted through Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 2089, Idaho Springs, CO 80452.
He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Service Details

Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 11:00am, Zion Lutheran Church

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