WESTFIELD - Ernestine Leona (Ricker) Fulton went to her heavenly home Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. She was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Houlton, along with her twin brother Ernest, to Mary (Stockford) and Ralph Ricker.
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She attended Littleton Elementary School and Ricker Classical Academy, Houlton. "Teen" married Rutherford Fulton in November 1951 and moved to Westfield, where they made a home, farmed and raised a family. Along with her being Rutherford's right man on the farm, as she always called it, she drove school bus for SAD 1 Presque Isle, she loved it and loved the kids. She would make a special effort to show the children at Westfield Elementary School a little bit about life on a farm, like how to make butter. She always dressed up for the different holidays to have fun with the kids and staff because Christmas was her favorite holiday, which she made special for her family. "Teen" attended Full Gospel Assembly, Mars Hill, all her married life and taught Sunday school and was very active in the church. She started a club called the Golden Girls for Senior Women of all denominations, where they would meet and fellowship together. Her family was the most important thing to her; she loved getting together, which always included good food and lots of laughter.
She is survived by two sisters, Gondola "Dolie" Heath and husband, the Rev. Chester Heath, of Pennsylvania and Ardela "Delie" Bennett and husband, Eldon, of Houlton; four children, Rodney and wife, Susan, of Westfield, Clinton and wife, Sandra, of Mars Hill, Karen Willenbring of Virginia and Randy Sr. and wife, Sue, of Mars Hill; grandchildren, Nicole, Holly, Julie, Eric, Chelsie, Randy Jr. and Dylan; great-grandchildren, Mark, Liberty, Joshua, Jamison, Amelia, Ethan and Lily; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. "Teen" was predeceased by her mother and father; also her twin brother, Ernie; and sisters, Patricia and Jacquelyn.
Family and friends may call noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Duncan Funeral Home. 8 Main St., Mars Hill, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. with Pastor Falloon and Pastor Carter officiating. Spring interment will be at Marshall Cemetery, Westfield. Donations may be made in her memory to Full Gospel Assembly, P.O. Box 437, Mars Hill, ME 04758. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
Duncan Graves Funeral Home
30 Church Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 1, 2013