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Larry Mason Fuller: 1937-2024


Larry Mason Fuller, 86, died February 9, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born September 2, 1937, to Mason and Ethel (Jones) Fuller in Crosby, Minnesota. He had one sister, Ann. His early childhood was spent in Aitkin, where they lived in a home built by his father. When he was nine, the family moved to a farm in Deerwood where he participated in 4-H.

At age 14, Larry’s family moved to Duluth. Over the next few years, he learned to develop photos and used 8 mm movie cameras to preserve family history. He graduated from East High School in 1955. Larry had a passion for photography that remained constant throughout his life.

In 1957, he graduated as an X-ray technician from the Duluth Clinic School of X-ray and Medical Photography. After moving to Seattle, he began his career with Puget Sound Radiologists as an X-ray tech. Larry worked at Stevens Memorial, Morton General, Longview, and Northwest hospitals before he retired in 2004.

Larry attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle with his sister Ann from 1958 until 1960. There he made lifelong friends and met his wife, Karen Peterson.

In 1964, Larry and Karen, with their children Joy and Jeffrey, moved to Ecuador, South America, as missionaries under World Mission Prayer League. After they returned to the United States, they had three more children: Julie, James, and Janelle.

Larry went on many mission trips in his later years to Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, India, Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia, and Cameroon. He was drawn to these countries and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Larry will be remembered as a loving and faithful father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend. He loved the Lord and his family and prayed for them daily. He commonly struck up conversations with people he encountered and told them, “Jesus loves you!”

Larry is survived by his four children: Joy (Dale) Hayward, Julie Lancaster, James Fuller, and Janelle (Mark) Drees; his nine grandchildren, Lauren (Jason) Schaefer, Deanna (Churchill) Hotaling, Brad (Sarah) Berryman, Brittany Lancaster, Kaelisa VanDyke, Katiana (Ryan) Henderson, Caleb Drees, Nathan Drees, and Sophia Drees; his six great-grandchildren, Sydney, Hudson, Hailey, Bowie, Grant, and Ryker; and his former spouse Karen Fuller.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, and son, Jeffrey Jon Fuller.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 5- 7 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A private burial will be held separately at Floral Hills Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Northlake Christian Church, Bothell, at 11 a.m.

The family asks in lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.