Memorial Sunday for Patrick Fullerton
On April 21, with his family and a few friends by his side, Patrick Martin Fullerton peacefully passed away at his home is Arroyo Hondo, N.M. He was 53. A resident of Summit County from 1976-1990, Fullerton lived for much of that time in a one room cabin on Baldy Mountain. He worked for the Summit Recycling Project in its early days and was the vice-president of the Wastenot Mining Corporation, a recycling group that filed a mining claim on the property that contained the Summit County Landfill, effectively forcing the county government to consider the recycling alternative.Fullerton was a pioneer mountain biker, an “animal” on his bike, displaying world- class strength and courage. It was this strength and courage that helped Fullerton and his family face his mortality as he was “climbing the hill to see the other side.”Fullerton was the drummer for several stellar local bands, including the Bald Mountain Bastards, the Avalanche Band, Buckwheat Groats and Southpaw. In New Mexico, he played with Blue Fuse until be became ill.He was remembered by former band mates as “ready, willing and able” to keep his end of the musical deal together, as they recounted the numerous humorous and outrageous occasions, gigs, and shows that filled Fullerton’s life. His high humor was art unto itself. He is survived by his son, Dashel, his loving friend and partner Diane Stone, his brothers Larry, Dan, and John, and his mother and father, Nell and John.There will be a celebration of Pat’s life on Sunday at his home in Arroyo Hondo.
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