Mary Jane (Midge) Fuller, 73, passed away on March 13, 2018 in Kaiser Hospital, Fremont, California. She was born on June 13, 1944, in Oakland, California, to Harry and Mary (Anthony) Woodward.
Midge grew up in San Lorenzo, California. She graduated from San Lorenzo High School in San Lorenzo, California in 1962. After high school she:
• Attended Chabot College and then California State University, both in Hayward, California, where she received a BA in Psychology and her California Teaching Credentials.
• Began work for the Association for Retarded Citizens, teaching preschoolers with special needs.
• Worked for the Alameda County Office of Education teaching special education at June Whiteford School in Newark, California. She continued teaching in special education with the Newark Unified School District. She eventually went on to teach in grades K-3 and specialized in teaching reading until her retirement in June 2006.
Midge married James Fuller in Newark, California on April 2, 1977. They were happily married for almost 41 years. Midge was a member of the California Retired Teachers Association, Division 91. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, gardening, shopping, cooking, gardening, and travel. Oh, did we mention gardening? She had a great sense of humor and love of life. She was honored to receive the Newark Unified School District Teacher of the Year award.
Midge was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Woodward and brother-in-law, John Hasselkuss (Susan Hasselkuss spouse).
Midge is survived by her spouse James (Jim) Fuller of Fremont, California; her daughter Marci Ann Fuller of Fremont, California; her sisters Virginia (and James) Pinkerton of Los Gatos, CA, Susan Hasselkuss of San Leandro, CA, and Ann (and Bill) Britton of Livermore, CA. Also, sister-in-law Susan Sanders (and Michael), sister-in-law Barbara Clark, and her nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch Street, Hayward, CA on June 9, 2018 at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to CalRTA Division #91, CalRTA #91, PO Box 643, Fremont, CA 94537-0643.