Richard Kent “Dick” Fulwyler
Aug. 9, 1941~ Oct. 19, 2018
Richard Kent “Dick” Fulwyler passed away Friday, Oct. 19, while at home in West Salem, OR surrounded by family. The fourth son of Osvald Doak Fulwyler and Esther Upton Fulwyler, Dick was born August 9, 1941, in Nampa, Idaho. He attended elementary and high schools in Vale, Oregon, where he excelled in football and made many life-long friends. He attended OSU in Corvallis for two years, then transferred to the College of Idaho in Caldwell from which he graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in Education. Subsequently, in 1967 he was awarded a Master’s in Education from the University of Oregon.
While at the College of Idaho he met Virginia Montgomery and they were married Dec. 22, 1963. They had two daughters, Erin born in July 1966 and Maisie born in October 1969. During Dick’s career he was an elementary and secondary teacher, football and wrestling coach, athletic director and principal in various Oregon school districts including: Albany, Gold Beach, Crook County, Winston-Dillard and Roseburg. He loved coaching wrestling and was very proud of all his wrestlers, from the smallest “99-pounder” to the largest heavyweight. Following his retirement from education, he became a Realtor in Roseburg, adding to his numerous collection of friends.
In addition to his wife of nearly 55 years, Dick is survived by Erin (Mark) Dunmire of Monmouth, Oregon and Maisie (Saul) Kienle of Boring, Oregon; grandsons Dean and Keegan Dunmire; granddaughters Jocelyn Dunmire, and Hannah and Lydia Kienle. Also surviving is his brother Robert (Patricia) Fulwyler of Boise, Idaho, and sisters-in-law Norma of Vale, Faye of Bakersfield, Calif., and Vera Kunkel of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 27, at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence, Oregon. Any remembrances may be forwarded to Curry Anadromous Fishermen, PO Box 903, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444. Memories and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.
• Alma Jean Haas, 92, of Ontario, died Oct. 14 at a Fruitland care facility. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario.
Della Lea Franklin, 90, of Nyssa, died Oct. 17 at an Emmett care facility. Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa.
Dr. Lester W. Scott, 96, of Ontario, died Oct. 18 at a local care facility. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario.
• Marilyn R. Helm, 64, of Vale, died October 23 at her home in Vale. Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.
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