This coal miners daughter, Doris Sue Scott Fuller was the second child born to Judson Conley Scott (deceased) and Maude Helen Hanley Scott (deceased) on January 26, 1942. Doris Sue was born at her grandmother's home on Pleasant Valley Road and was raised 1 mile from her birth house.
When Doris was 19 years old she moved to California and went to work for General Motors. When sister Betty graduated from high school she went to California to live with Doris Sue. Then in 1966 they decided they were too far from home and family so they loaded up and moved to Oklahoma City where Doris continued to work for General Motors. Then when sister Linda graduated from high school she came to Oklahoma City to live with Doris Sue and Betty.
Doris decided to take square dance lessons and there she met Billy Wayne Fuller (deceased) and they became dance partners. They danced their way into marriage on June 30, 1967. They were married for 43 years before Bill's death in 2009. Their first child Scotty James was born in Oklahoma City on September 30, 1968, then daughter Tamara Sue (deceased) was born in Tulsa on May 19, 1971.
In May 1974 the Fuller's moved to Parker Mountain near Moyers, Oklahoma. This was a very peaceful and happy time in Doris Sue's life even with Bill continuing to work in the Tulsa area 4 days a week. She liked taking care of her children, sewing, gardening, canning, and cooking. She was active in Extension Homemakers group which she joined and was active until 2013. She was active in all Moyers school activities and was a 4-H leader.
In 1982 after the death of Tamara Doris Sue went to work at the Antlers Nursing Home as a secretary. In 1986 she attended the classes at OU and obtained her Nursing Home Administrator License. She remained at the Antlers Nursing Home for 21 years before retiring. There she opened the first skilled nursing unit in the area. She also obtained her preceptor license to train other administrators. Her success as an Administrator was noted by many families, residents, and the owners who awarded her with her first cruise and also a trip to Cancun Mexico, both of which she shared with employees.
After retiring, never one to do nothing, Sue took up the hobby of quilting. Quilting was her pastime for the last years of her life and she gave away countless quilts to family, friends, cancer patients, children, veterans, and fund raisers. She was always happy to share her knowledge and patterns with anyone.
In 1991 Scott married Deborah Parks and they blessed Doris Sue with 2 grandsons, Tyler and Taylor. Tyler married Ambri King and they blessed her with 2 great granddaughters Brealee and Tamara Jane and one great grandson Bowen Wayne.
Doris didn't really like to fly but boarded the planes twice to go to Cancun Mexico twice to Hawaii once to Canada, California, and Illinois. She liked to take car trips on back roads and liked to go on cruises which she took 10. She loved the old real country music and took her Mother and Aunt Betty to Brandon, MO at least 15 years because that was their favorite place to go and saw lots of country music stars there. She traveled to NAshville once and was at the end of taping one of the HeeHaw episodes. She loved taking Tyler and Taylor on vacations when they were young and it was always a funny story to tell about their adventures. Thus they got the Griswold name with her sister Linda.
Doris Sue loved to play cards and friends came to her home and played frequently. She liked to cook and usually had a meal or at least dessert and coffee for all the card players. She also had a monthly Bunco Bunch at her home. She always strived to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in her house.
Family was very important to Doris. Her love and respect for her parents was unsurpassed.
She credited her Dad with teaching her to do the best that you can and be fair to people. She credits her mom with teaching all her children not to be lazy but to work hard and be honest (don't lie). Doris Sue tried to live by these teachings but in the end she always did things her way and if she did it wrong not whine about the consequences.
She felt very fortunate that she was at Bill, Tamara, her Dad, and her Mom's side during their final hours before they passed from this life.
She had a strong LOVE and belief in God and always kept that love in her heart. She lived her life to the fullest and sometimes she would pray, so thank you Lord for letting her live out her life her way. James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Even now that her life has ended the memories that she created with you will remain in your heart, thus she lives on with you as long as there is a memory. Do not grieve her death instead rejoice that she had a small or large part in your life.
Doris Sue Fuller lost her battle with cancer and other health problems and left this life peacefully in her home on February 13, 2023.
Preceding her in death was her father and mother Judson and Helen Scott, her husband Bill Fuller, her daughter Tamara Sue and one sister Betty Coburn.
Surviving her is son Scott Fuller and wife Deborah, 2 grandsons: Tyler Fuller and wife Ambri , and Taylor Fuller; three great grandchildren: Brealee King, Tamara Jane, and Bowen Wayne Fuller; two sisters: Joann Thompson of Norman, OK and Linda True of Chandler, AZ; and one brother: Bill Scott of Poteau, OK; Several nephews, one niece, and a host of cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. Judes childrens hospital or to Shriners childrens hospital in her memory.
There will be no formal funeral or family or family night instead there will be a come and go celebration of life from 4-6PM Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the Serenity Funeral Service Chapel in Antlers, OK.
Burial will be private at the Fuller Family Cemetery on the ranch.
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