Lea Ann Fulton

Lea Ann Fulton, 67, of Amarillo, TX, passed away at her home Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Funeral Services for Lea Ann Fulton will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating.  Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis, Oklahoma, at 3:00 P.M. under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Lea Ann was born September 4, 1952, in Hollis, Oklahoma, to Robert Leon and Rosa Maxine (Hollis) Fulton. She was active in band during her junior high and high school years and was a twirler for three years.  Lea Ann was President of FHA her junior and senior years and was an officer for the class of 1970, from which she graduated at Hollis High School.  Lea Ann then graduated from SWOSU in Weatherford, Oklahoma, in 1974 with a teaching degree in Home Economics.  She moved to Amarillo after graduation where she went to work for AAA Travel.  Lea Ann loved her job, having worked for the company her entire adult life. Forty-five years of dedicated service took her on many journeys through life. During her early years at AAA Travel, Lea Ann took many groups all over the world in her role as travel guide. She achieved many awards for outstanding work and moved up to Branch Manager in the Amarillo office. For several years, she taught part-time at West Texas State.  Not only was she dedicated to her job, but Lea Ann was devoted to her family and community. She was a volunteer at numerous charities and was always willing to lend a hand.  She was a longtime member of the Soroptimist Club and Rotary Club and could always be counted on to do her part. She had served as president of Soroptimist Club and served as president of the South-Central Region for Soroptimist International. Casa (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Points of Life were organizations that were special to Lea Ann and where she had served as a past president.

Lea Ann’s co-workers were so special to her. They were an extension of her family and a proud part of her life. She loved showing them off when her own family came to visit.

The best part of Lea Ann’s life was her role as “Auntie Lea.” Her great-nieces and nephews always looked forward to her visits. She had a Soroptimist meeting last week and made sure to fit in the time for an “Auntie Lea” visit.  What a precious last gift…she gave those kids her time!

Lea Ann is survived by one brother, Rodney Fulton and wife Karlene, of McKinney, TX; a cousin (who is like a sister), Linda Moore and husband Jim, of Hollis, OK; her niece, Shannon Kardokus and husband Merl, of Oklahoma City; two nephews, Ryan Fulton and wife Kate, of Plano, TX, and Robert Fulton and wife Jamae, of Newcastle, OK; great-nieces and great-nephews, Eliza, Claire, Annie, and Mack Fulton, Carson, Cooper, and Creed Kardokus, and Finley and Daelyn Fulton; and  additional family members, Jamalyn and Steve Szynal and their daughters Madelyn and Averi, and Justin and Kelli Moore and their daughters Lexi and Lydi, Jason, Tammi, and Nixa Blevins, Lise, Tim, and Hayden Inman, and MiShell Garver.

Lea Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Maxine Fulton, one brother, David Fulton, a cousin, Barbara Berry, and her partner of over 30 years, Jim Trapp, who passed away April 30, 2019.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Rotary Club of Amarillo, 301 S. Polk, Suite 640N, Amarillo, Texas, or the Soroptimist Club, P.O. Box 9201, Amarillo, Texas 79105.

13 Replies to “Lea Ann Fulton”

  1. So many fun times, tears and laughter. We worked together, played together and conspired together. Now my tears are because I can’t believe you are gone. However, you are celebrating and free. We will all gather together one day as we shed these earthly bonds and we will rejoice together at the feet of Jesus.

  2. On behalf of the AAA Texas Branch management team, all employees, and our executive staff please accept our condolences on the passing of LeaAnn! LeaAnn was a member of our AAA family for over 45 years so she’ll be deeply missed by all our employees and members. Her contributions to our organization and her service to our members set a high standard and is very much appreciated by all! Our thoughts are with her and her family at this time!

  3. It is with deepest sympathy that I learn of the passing of Lea Ann! She and Tom Higley suggested me for the AAA TEXAS Advisory Board where I served for five years, enjoying every moment. She was one of the kindest, most organized person and will be missed greatly!

  4. Lea Ann was a very kind person – You just knew that in talking to her and how she managed the office – her coworkers were her friends and extended family – I know there will be a void in the office . I am so sorry for your loss and my heartfelt prayers go out to the family .

  5. Deepest condolences to the family of Lea Ann. She was a friend to my late husband and thus became a friend of mine. Lea Ann was quick to smile and loved to laugh. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers go out to her entire family and friends.

  6. Our hearts and prayers go out to Rodney and all of the extended family members. Lea Ann was such a caring and giving individual.

  7. So sorry to hear that Lea Ann had passed. She was such a great person. Always said hello and asked how I was doing. She will be missed.

  8. I worked with Lea Ann for many years. She was a great Girl! Always willing to do the extra, had the best smile, she will be greatly missed in this world!

  9. Linda and I came to know Lee Ann because of our travels. She would organize our vacations and in the process became a good friend. We love you and will miss you Lee Ann. ❤️

  10. I came to know LeaAnn when we served together on The Light of Hope Board. She was delightful. Always smiling and doing good for others. She had a wonderful life adventure. I hope her family will be comforted by all their sweet memories of her.

  11. My deepest condolences to your family in this time of loss. I feel like I have know her my entire adult like. She was a best friend to my sister, Ray Lynn, who worked for her many years. She will be missed by all of us who loved her dearly.

  12. Lea Ann was a special lady! She was always so kind and sweet. Will always remember going with her to see Gramma Fulton when I about 5-6 yrs old. Always admired her so much. Our hearts n prayers are with you all.

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