Dorothy M. Fuller, long-time resident of Elmhurst and former resident of Glen Ellyn, passed away March 9, 2020, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Fuller for 61 years, until he passed away in 2012. They spent most of their married life in Elmhurst, where they raised two daughters, Cynthia Fuller and Pamela (Andy) Spencer.  She was a loving and involved grandmother of five:  Laura Perout (Ryan) Sandahl, David (Elizabeth) Perout, Dan (Jessica) Perout, Kayla Spencer, and Nolan Spencer. She had six great-grandchildren. Dorothy believed strongly in the value of education. She was valedictorian of her graduating class from Glenbard West, and she was one of five women graduates from the Northwestern School of Commerce in 1950. She participated for more than 30 years in P.E.O., an international philanthropic educational organization for women. She loved music and taught piano to her daughters, grandchildren, and others for many years. She also played the organ and sang in church choirs and other groups most of her life. She had wonderful long-time friendships, some going back to her childhood. She loved to travel, enjoyed bridge, rarely missed a day of swimming, was a skilled seamstress, and spent countless hours attending her grandchildren’s many activities. She leaves a legacy of an appreciation for the beauty of nature, the love of music, the importance of helping others, the value of hard work, and dedication to family and friends.  The memorial service will take place at a future date due to current precautionary measures. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to P.E.O. Executive Office, Treasurer’s Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50312, or to Christ Church of Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook, IL  60523. Arrangements provided by the family.

 

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