Thirty-two year Alaska resident, Kenneth Fredrick Fulford, of Anderson, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Fairbanks. He was 68.
Friends and family will gather at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clear Sky Lodge to remember Mr. Fulford and to toast his life. His ashes will be scattered in the Nenana River during a private family ceremony.
Mr. Fulford was born in 1932 in Southbend, Ind. He moved to Alaska in 1969. He joined the Navy and served from 1951 to 1959. In the 1960s, he served in support of NASA during Apollo missions. He was employed at Clear Air Force Base as an electrical technician from 1969 through his retirement in 1992. He also retired as a member of Teamsters Local 959. He also was a longtime member of the Anderson Lions Club in his hometown.
"Ken was a very generous man and always willing to help anyone in need," his family said. "He loved intelligent conversation, and he will be dearly missed by family and friends."
Mr. Fulford was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Juanita Fulford, and uncle, Robert Fulford.
He is survived by his sons Christopher Fulford, of Fairbanks, and Kyle Fulford, of Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Tina Fulford; daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Arne Tikka, of Soldotna; brother Joe Fulford of Ovid, Mich.; sister and brother-in-law, Berdyne and Walter Williams, of Vero Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Heather Fulford, David Fulford and Jon Kyle Logsdon, all of Fairbanks, Nathan, Roy, Lindy and G. Cody Tikka, all of Soldotna; and many nieces and nephews.
At his request, donations are to be made to the next person the donor sees in need.
Arrangements were made by Northern Lights Mortuary in Fairbanks.
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