Obituary: Raymond Franklin Fulkerson

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2001

Raymond Franklin Fulkerson, 79, died Aug. 23, 2001, in Washington.

He was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Washington to Frank M. and Ethel L. Fulkerson. Having been raised in Washington, Fulkerson went to work for the Boeing Company at the outset of World War II. In the summer of 1943, he entered in the U.S. Army Air Force and was sent to England. Fulkerson moved to Juneau in 1952 and worked for Alaska Coastal Airlines. Later, he started his own flying school and flying service in Juneau.

After setting up a maintenance program servicing planes for the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and a maintenance shop at the Orville, Wash., airport, Fulkerson moved to Anacortes, Wash., where he rebuilt airframes and engines at his shop.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles for more than 50 years.

Services and burial were held in Washington. The family can be contacted at Box 35212, Juneau, AK 99803.

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