Elvin Byde Fuller was born September 21 1942 in Mesa Arizona to Elvin Byron Fuller and Alberta Amanda Millett. He was their 5th child and only son. Byde served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints to the Central States mission. When he came home he married Pam Sherwood in The Mesa Arizona Temple on December 17, 1964. Byde lived a life of service to his family, community and church. Byde and Pam have 6 children, 30 grand Children and 11 Great Grandchildren. Byde is survived by his wife Pam and their children Jennifer (Jeff) Cox, Scott (Shelby) Fuller, Doug (Heather) Fuller, David (Kim) Fuller, Julie (Courtney) Fischbeck, Chris (Myrona) Fuller and his sister Sherrol Horton.
Byde worked for Fotomat, Merritt One, Fox Photo and Kolhase Realty over his career. Doing Commercial real estate for each of these companies. During Byde’s 5 years as Bishop of the 16th Ward in Maricopa Stake he started the tradition of dressing up as Santa on Christmas eve and visiting all the families with Children in his ward. Byde brought each child a candy cane and a roll of Poppits (bubble wrap).
Byde and Pam served a mission in 2013 to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Utah. Byde loved to garden and in his younger years he had a passion for Photography. Byde loved books and especially Church history books. A favorite past time was to go to Deseret Industries and look for treasures. Byde was known for his punctuality. If you are on time you are already 15 minutes late to him. He passed this down to all of his children. Byde will be missed but we are thrilled for him to be free from the Alzheimers that took him from us, and is now reuniting with so many family members who have gone before him.
There will be a visitation for Byde Fuller Friday, April 21, 2023 between 6-8:00 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way Mesa, AZ 85201.
The Funeral will be Saturday April 22, 2023, with a viewing prior to the service starting at 9:00 am, and the service beginning at 10:00 am, at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1455 N Harris Drive (Building North of Brown Rd, South of McKellips), Mesa, AZ 85203. Interment will take place at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201.
The service may be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/live/c_IpSVEcbc0?feature=share
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
Sad to hear of the passing of your dear husband Pam. Our thoughts and prayers of peace be with you and your family.
Dear Pam and family, we are saddened to hear of Byde’s passing. It is surely a blessing for him to be free of his struggle. It is such a blessing to know where he is and that you will be together eternally.
Love and prayers,
Steve and Linda Wright
There was no finer man than Byrd Fuller. He was a man of integrity and honor. He was also a kind, friendly, and gracious person. From experience, we know it is hard to lose a family member, especially to Alzheimer’s, however, we hope that your warm memories will sustain you.
Pam, with great sorrow, I heard of Byde’s passing. The two of you are the best of people and have always had my utmost respect. I have wonderful memories of our time in the 16th Ward and dinners with the two of you. You and your family have been in my prayers and will continue to be. God bless each of you.
Please accept the deepest sympathy from the Kraemer family in the passing of your dear loved one.
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Byde’s passing. We knew he loved us unconditionally. Our thoughts and prayers of love and support are for you and your beloved family.
Pam and family, I am so sad that Byde has passed away but I know he is in a happier place. I pray you are well.
Dear Pam, Paul and I send our love. I am so thankful that “we believe”..❤️👼😥🙏
It is hard to see them go but it is good to know that they are with those that they loved and well ! May you all be comforted with the knowledge of the gospel. Love to all at this time
Dear Pam and family,
We have fond memories of the time we shared serving in the British Zone. I remember Byde setting out the hymn books and preparing the room for our early morning prayer meeting. We are grateful for your example and service.
Our prayers and love are with you.
Uncle Byde was an amazing man and I will forever be grateful for his love and guidance.
So sorry Pam, prayers of comfort and peace sent your way.
I am so very sorry to know you lost Byde to Alzheimer’s. We don’t get to choose when or how we go, but trust the Lord’s timing. I send my love to all of you at this tender time. Pam, you are a special cousin, and I pray you will go forward with peace and comfort in your life.
Just found out about Byde passing. So sorry but relieved that life goes on for him relieved of his struggles. I know you hurt yet know that he lives and waits for you. It’s never easy, but if you need anything please let us help and don’t ever hesitate. You know we love you both.
Pam, So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Sometimes it is peace for them to be released from his condition. So grateful you had such a faithful husband by your side. The Lord will bless you with peace now.
Hi Pam, I’m sorry to hear of Boyd’s passing. I’m glad I got to meet him at your wedding. You made a special couple. Prayers for you and your family.
We loved ♥️serving with you two wonderful people in the temple. 🤗 Both of my parents died with Alzheimer’s…. 😔 So sorry Pam, our thoughts and prayers are with you! 😘🥰
Byde had a wonderful way with people that immediately put you at ease. We loved talking with him because he would frequently leave us with golden gems of wisdom. He will be greatly missed.
Im so sorry Pam.
Brother Fuller was such a good and steady man.
We think the world of you two, Pam and Byde, and have sweet memories of our association in Mesa Central Stake. Byde will certainly be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Pam.