Johnie Bernice Fuller, 78, of Brookings, died April 16, 2002, at her home following a long illness.

Mrs. Fuller was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Stephens County, Texas, to Clarence and Leona Robertson.

She was raised in Brawley, Calif. and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1941.

Following high school, she was employed at Security First National Bank in Brawley. It was there she met her husband, Ned O. Fuller. They were married Sept. 13, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz. They lived in Southern California, including 22 years in Fullerton.

While the children were still young, Mrs. Fuller returned to work as a medical assistant in 1952. She was employed by various physicians until her retirement in 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller retired to Brookings, where they have lived since.

She was a gracious hostess, and welcomed many friends to her home and table over the years. She attended and led many Bible studies throughout her adult life. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 14 years, and the Brookings Church of the Nazarene for the last six years.

She volunteered her time to do church work wherever needed. She was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. Mrs. Fuller also volunteered her time at the senior center as a receptionist, and delivered Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her husband of Brookings; sons, Gary Lee Fuller of Los Angeles; Kenneth Dell Fuller of Fremont, Calif.; sister, Ella Mildred Conn of Fullerton, Calif.; and brother, C. Alton Robertson of Redlands, Calif.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and son Stan, who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Memorials are suggested to Curry County Hospice, 800 Chetco Ave., Brookings, OR 97415.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Brookings Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Rick Green will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.