Mary Dodson Fuller was born September 25, 1910 in Bowling Green, Ky. She grew up in Bloomington Indiana, where she and her sisters and brothers graduated from Bloomington High School. She received her Bachelors degree from Indiana University and was always an IU basketball fan during the good years and the not so good years. During World War II, she and her sister Inez moved to the Washington D.C. area. When she first applied for a job in the Federal government, the man who interviewed looked at her and said “Blondie, can you do this job?” Mary looked right back at him and said “I guess we are going to find out”. She rose to become national personnel director for the U.S. Savings Bonds Division of the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1966 she retired, moved back to Bloomington, Indiana, and married John Fuller. They enjoyed many years of retirement with family and friends until his death.
In 1994, she moved to Austin, Texas to be near her beloved nephew, Michael Becker and his wife Heather. She holds the record for the longest resident at Englewood Estates in South Austin. Mary enjoyed seeing the many parts of Texas she had previously read about, such as the streets of Laredo and the Texas Hill Country. She was an avid reader and sports fan, accomplished seamstress and knitter, and played a mean game of Wii bowling.
Mary Fuller is survived by her brother, Morrison Dodson, four nephews and many grand nephews and nieces. She has been blessed by the many friends she has made in Texas and the wonderful staff of Home Instead and of Harbor Hospice who have been so good to her in the last years of her life.
A brief memorial for Mary will be held at Englewood Estates, 2603 Jones Road, on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions be made to The University of Texas School of Nursing Faculty/Staff Scholarship Fund in appreciation for the wonderful nursing care Mary received. (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/utgiving/online/nlogon/?menu1=NUR**)