Buren ‘Bud’ Keith Fulton
Buren “Bud” Keith Fulton was born Aug. 27, 1933, to William and Dorette (Crow) Fulton of Guide Rock, Neb. He died March 5, 2018, at Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke, Colo., at the age of 84.
Bud attended school in Guide Rock, graduating from Guide Rock High School in 1951. He attended Kansas State College for two years before serving in the United States Army Reserve in Fort McArthur, Calif.
In 1955, he was united in marriage to Gayle Fuller. Four children were born to this union: Dan, Dawn, Michelle and James.
On Feb. 5, 1977, he was united in marriage to Patricia Olson in Holdrege.
He owned Chase County Tire Company in Imperial for several years. He later worked for U.S. West Cellular in Fort Collins, Colo., receiving many awards for outstanding performance with the company before retiring in 1992.
After retiring, he and Pat enjoyed running a flea market together for many years. They also enjoyed camping and fishing at the Glen Echo Resort in the Poudre Canyon and at Lake Ogallala. Bud also loved lawn care, gardening and football — especially the Denver Broncos and Nebraska Huskers.
He resided at Regent Park the past two years, where he received excellent care and enjoyed his relationships with all the staff members and residents. He loved joking and making them laugh.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; brother Byron Fulton; brothers-in-law Jim McDowell and Ted Trambly.
Survivors include his wife, Pat of Holyoke; children Dan (Pam) Fulton of Imperial, Dawn May of Alexandria, Michelle (Hector) Olmeda of Kearney and Jim Fulton of Mankato, Kan.; stepchildren Teresa and Dave Opfer and Mike and Laurie Horn, all of Holdrege; grandchildren Shannon and Aaron Mueller of Lincoln, Lindsey and Matt Teply of Imperial, Emma Fulton of Ogallala, Cody Lammers of Kearney, Jeri Dawn Dennis of Kearney, Aaron and Megan Dunlop of Addison, Texas, Emily and Marcus Witter of Kearney, Ashley Dunlop of Holdrege, Anna Dunlop of Holdrege, Brandon and Kate Horn of Altadena, Calif. and Breann and Dustin Hershberger of Kearney; and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Tom (Sharon) Fulton of Grand Island, sisters Margie Trambly of Gibbon and Beverly McDowel of Tucson, Ariz.; brother-in-law C.L. (Sandra) Wimer of Hastings; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service was held March 9 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, with Pastor Al Strauss and Pastor C.L. Wimer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Regent Park Nursing and Rehabilitation.