Lyle “Jake” Maurice Fulton passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on Oct. 13, 2020.
Jake was born on Oct. 31, 1942, in Powell, to Dorothy “Dode” (Sand) and Bernard “Doc” Fulton. He attended Powell schools and soon after married his high school sweetheart and lifetime love, Sharon Camposan. Jake and Sharon built a loving family, including Kara (Scott) Althoff of Powell, Doree (Brent) Gilbert of Sterling, Colorado, Troy (Diana) Fulton of Powell, Tricia (Dave) Erickson of Powell, Connie (Mike) Benedettini of Tampa, Florida, and John Fabela of Powell.
Jake spent the majority of his life in the Powell Valley working as a gas plant operator for Husky and Marathon Oil. In his retirement, he took great joy in working in maintenance at the Rocky Mountain Manor and the friendships he made there.
Jake had many things he loved to do, including hunting, fishing, camping, carpentry and woodworking. He was a “Jack of all trades” and could fix just about anything! His most treasured times were with his family. Jake loved to tell a good story ... many an hour was spent just sitting and enjoying visiting with family and friends from his favorite chair!
Jake was one of those people who did many quiet acts of kindness, never expecting any recognition or anything in return. He loved his family and will be dearly missed by them.
Jake is survived by his mother Dorothy “Dode” Fulton; brothers Frog (Dorothy) Fulton, Mike Fulton, and Pidge (Cindy) Fulton; and sisters Linda (Dennis) Eden and Janet (Tim) Large. “Grandpa Jake” also was blessed by 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jake was preceded in death by his father Bernard “Doc” Fulton and brother Tucker Fulton.
Services were held on Oct. 17. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Horn Cancer Center or Spirit Mountain Hospice.