Sitka Employee and UAS Graduate Rita Fuller
Rita Marie Fuller, 52, Sitka, AK, passed away November 27, 2009, at her parents' home in Liberty, MO.
Rita Marie Fuller, 52, Sitka, AK, passed away November 27, 2009, at her parents' home in Liberty, MO. A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel in Liberty, MO. Rita was born May 23, 1957, in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Antioch Middle School & Oak Park High School. Afterwards she moved west living in the states of California, Washington & Oregon before settling in Alaska. She had lived in Sitka for the past sixteen years. Rita was a computer technician for the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. She was employed by UAS for the past twelve years & earned two degrees. Rita ran a successful restaurant, was a member of the Elks Lodge, was an artist, an accomplished pool player, and she was an adventurer, traveling in her younger years, even obtaining first mate on a commercial fishing vessel. Survivors include her daughter, Marita C. Fuller, Sitka, AK; son, Chris C. Fuller, Anchorage, AK; parents, Tom & Rita Fuller, Liberty, MO; brothers, Tom Fuller & wife, Judy, Lawson, MO, Bob Fuller & wife, Melissa, Smithville, MO, & Tim Fuller, Gladstone, MO; sister, Peggy Pursley & husband, Norman, Kansas City, MO; 2 best friends, Sandra Burgess, Sitka, AK & Angelique Pursell, Liberty, MO; & numerous nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rita's name to the University of Alaska Southeast Marine Mammal Fund, ID# 20752, UAS Development Office, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801 or (907-796-6566).