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Ona Fuller

April 14, 1942 — March 4, 2022

Ona Darlene Fuller was joyfully reunited with her husband, George, on March 4, 2022. Darlene was born on April 14, 1942, in Ontario, Oregon to Woodrow Callahan and Ona Hawks Callahan. She grew up in Utah and Moses Lake, Washington. At the age of 17, she married George D. Fuller on September 19, 1959. Together they had seven children and a "bonus" daughter (Rosalie), who they lovingly claimed as one of their own.

George, a carpenter by trade, helped construct many of the dams in the Pacific Northwest. Darlene and the children followed him wherever his work took them. Camping, fishing, and hunting were favorite family activities. George moved the family from Moses Lake to Harpster, Idaho in 1984 to be closer to good hunting and fishing. Their Idaho mountain property was home to Darlene and George for the rest of their lives.

Darlene was a wonderful wife, mother, and most of all, grandmother. It wasn't uncommon to see her around town or at the movie theater with several of her grandchildren in tow. She always said that "If she knew grandkids were so much fun, she would have had them first!"

Darlene was well known for being a hard worker. She was a great homemaker and always had a tidy house, delicious meals ready for a crowd, and an impressive yard and garden (which she loved to work in). She could often be found canning, quilting, crocheting, or processing her husband's and sons' "catch of the day." She could bottle 90 quarts of peaches in a day and could cut and wrap wild game faster than anyone else around! She taught her children and grandchildren to work hard and love fiercely.

As a woman of strong faith, Darlene loved Jesus Christ and spent her life in service to others. During 2003-2004 she served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Charlotte, North Carolina. She loved the people there. Darlene welcomed many into her home including several foster children. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Darlene was preceded in death by her husband George, daughter Karla, her parents, sisters Carolyn, Merry, and Beverly, and brothers Woodrow and Noel. She is survived by her children Julie (Bob) Christensen, George, Kary (Cheryl), Tony (Ashley), Kevin (Amy), Steven (Rachel), Rosalie Caimi, 34 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren, her sister, Lorraine Moose, and brother, Wayne Callahan.

A celebration of life will be held on Darlene's birthday, April 14, 2022, at the Harpster, Idaho Grange.
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Celebration of Ona's Life

Thursday, April 14, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 pm (Mountain time)

Harpster Schoolhouse

, Kooskia, ID 83539

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