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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Launa Hope Fuller ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Launa "Flutie" Hope Fuller
MAIDEN NAME: Watson AKA 1: Sherman AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 2 Oct 1933 DIED: 1 Nov 2012 BURIED: 
BIRTH PLACE:  Quinton, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma
DEATH PLACE: Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington
Name of father Joe Watson
Name of mother Zadie [unknown]
1940 OK CENSUS - Launa [indexed as Lavern] Watson, age 7, b. Oklahoma, is enumerated with Joe, age 33, occupation electrician (oil company), b. Oklahoma, and Sadie, age 32, b. Oklahoma, along with Tommie Jean, age 12, b. Oklahoma, Ramona, age 11, b. Oklahoma, Delores, age 9, b. Oklahoma, and Landon, age 3, b. Oklahoma.
1st MARRIAGE - to Harold Eugene Sherman 30 Jan 1954 in Marion Co., Oregon [divorced]
2nd MARRIAGE - to Carlton Fuller [died 27 Aug 2010 in Vancouver, Washington]
Launa Hope "Flutie" (Watson) Sherman, Fuller October 2, 1933 - November 1, 2010 
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Flutie, as she was known to all who loved her, and that was all who knew her, left this world Nov. 1, 2010, after a long, courageous bout with cancer. She passed away in her Vancouver, Washington home, attended by daughters, Mary and Cathy Sherman. 
She was born Oct. 2, 1933, the fourth of six children, to Joe and Zadie Watson, in Quinton, Oklahoma. In the summer of 1945, the family moved to Oregon, settling in the tiny village of Aumsville, southeast of Salem. She attended Aumsville schools and graduated from Cascade Union High School in 1952. In 1951, an automobile accident left her with a badly mangled right leg. At a Salem hospital, Harold Sherman, a young X-Ray tech was helping with the repair. He of course fell in love with her and continued a correspondence until in 1953, when they were married. She bore him four children, Steve, Mary, Cathy and Greg, all who survive. As the world turned, she and Harold divorced. She busied herself in raising her children, doing office work in the local school system, running a business, swapping shoes and clothes with her sisters and sister-in-law and charming all whom she met. One of those was Carlton Fuller, a retired Navy Sea-bee who fell overboard and married her. They enjoyed traveling, being grandparents, volunteering, making their house a home and seeing each other through their final days. He preceded her in death by just weeks. Members of her immediate family preceding her in death were her father, Joe; mother, Zadie; stepmother, Lessie; brother, Lynn; sister, Tommie; and stepbrother, Jim McCoy. She is survived by sisters, Ramona and Dolores; stepsister-in-law, Marlene McCoy; and brother, Charles. Her beauty and subtle charm will be missed but the flowers in her yard took careful lessons and will be there for us should we ever forget.
Statesman Journal 10 Nov 2012
SPC Authorization for Burial
1930 OK CENSUS (Haskell Co., Beaver, ED 31-2, sheet 4-5B)
Oregon Marriage Index (
SJ 10 Nov 2012

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