Information for Marvin Eugene Fulcher
23 April, 1920 – 12 January, 1993
From the Idaho
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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
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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