On the morning of Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, our sweet Derek Dale Fullmer slipped peacefully away.
Derek was born on June 21, 2002. We admire the patience and faith he demonstrated as he dealt with the limitations of his mortal body. Although non-verbal, Derek was the greatest of listeners. He had big, blue eyes and long lashes that made his sisters jealous. Being around him with all his squeals and snorts left you feeling uplifted and happy, and a lucky few even got to hear him laugh! Derek had a smile that would light up any room. It began in his eyes and lit up his whole face before his lips even began to turn up.
Derek had a special love for his siblings. He loved the chaos and noise of the Fullmer home. He attended years of his sibling’s soccer games, track meets, and basketball games, gaining new friends at every turn. Derek loved school, especially 3rd grade, which he attended six times. All of his friends had a special place in his heart. He loved all the books read to him, the rides around the playground, the get-well cards, and the sweet morning greetings.
Derek loved music; Primary songs, big band, and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ being among his favorites.
We look forward to the day when we will again be reunited and see our handsome son standing before us, returning our hugs and words of love.
Derek is survived by his parents Doug and Amy Fullmer, his siblings Kelsie (Ryan) Christofferson, Kerri (Avery) Rivera, Dee, Lucy, Lily and Kayzen. By his brothers-in-law Ryan and Avery and his niece Beth Christofferson.
Derek is preceded in Death by his grandpa Bliss Fullmer, his uncles Brent Fullmer and Jerry Jensen and his Cousin Jenny Fullmer.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 8th, 10:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center, 900 Avenue E, Ely, Nevada, followed by funeral services at 11:00am.