Information for Marvin Eugene Fulcher

23 April, 1920 12 January, 1993

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Marvin Fulcher

    Marvin E. Fulcher, 72, of Nampa, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 1993, in a Boise hospital as the result of progressive heart failure. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1993, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S. Pastor Robert Miller, associate pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Marvin E. Fulcher was born on April 23, 1920, at his parents' home in Meridian, Idaho. He was the first son of Earl and Ethel Fulcher.  He attended Lakeview School and graduated from Nampa High School in 1939.  He attended NNC in Nampa and then graduated from the L.L. Adcock School of Trade in Portland, OR, as an auto body repair specialist.  He met Gladys V. Culp at NNC and they were married on June 6, 1941. Marv then started his fist body shop in Nampa. When WW I1 started Marv signed up for Army Ordnance School and was sent to Salt Lake City to work at Remington Arms Co. making tracer bullets.  From there he was transferred to Minneapolis.  Next he went to Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois to make parts for field artillery.  Circumstances changed and Marv was moved from the Army into the Navy.  He took his basic training at Camp Farragut in northern Idaho and upon completion was assigned as a Gunners Mate aboard the U.S.S. Duluth, a light cruiser in the Pacific.  He was present on the U.S.S. Missouri when the Armistice was signed in 1945.  Marv came back to Nampa after the war and operated the Dobbs Brothers Motor Co. Body Shop for ten years.  In 1955 he and Gladys bought property at 1704 Garrity Blvd. in Nampa and started Marv's Body Shop.  After about fifteen years heart problems forced Marv to semi-retire.  Marv and Gladys were great partners in family, business, scouting and fun until September 1983 when she died suddenly in an auto accident.  They had four sons and an only daughter to their credit.
    Marvin married Amy Brandt in February 1984.  In their life together they were able to travel around the world to places like England, Scotland, Hawaii, Italy, Africa, the U.S.A. and New Zealand.  Amy was a wonderful companion and best friend to Marv over the past ten years.  Marv loved raising saddle bred horses, flying his airplanes, hunting elk fishing and riding snowmobiles.  He enjoyed Idaho like no one else could and loved to teach others in his extended family to do the same. He was active for over forty years in the Boy Scouts of America and received great fulfillment from seeing his four sons and a grandson earn Scouting's highest rank, Eagle.  He was a Wood Badge recipient and had been awarded the honor of Silver Beaver for his contribution.  Marv was an active lifelong member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa.  He served as a Sunday School teacher, a board member, a cook, a Scout master, usher and counselor.  His most often spoken testimony was that, "My personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life."
    Marv is survived by his wife, Amy Brandt Fulcher, Nampa; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Marv Jr. and Jeanie Fulcher, Boise, Leon and Jane Fulcher, Nellington, New Zealand, Dennis and Connie Fulcher, Nampa, and Ed Fulcher, Boise; a daughter and son-in-law, Doenie and Burke Jones, Boise; 2 stepdaughters and their families, Florence and Roger Wolfe, Seattle, WA, and Dorothy and Bill Parr, Nampa; a brother, Glen D. Fulcher, McCall, ID; a sister, Erma Crombie, Portland, . OR; 7 grandchildren that he loved, Sheli and Trent Fulcher, Boise, Mark and Kate Fulcher, Wellington, New Zealand, Arron and Todd Fulcher, Nampa, and Bryant Jones, Boise.
    He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Aaron Fulcher, a sister, Bernice Powell and a grandson, Shawn Fulcher.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    The family suggests memorials in Marvin's name to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #I12 in care of Nampa 1st Nazarene Church, 600 15th Ave. S., Nampa 83651.




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