July 27, 2023
Beate (Brink) Fuller
July 10, 2023
Beate B'Vere (Brink) Fuller, formerly of Pomeroy, passed away July 10, 2023, in Seattle, Wash.
Beate played the cello during her school years, traveling to lessons with the cello balanced on her bike's handlebars. In later years, she graduated from Drew University in New Jersey with a degree in Anthropology. She met her husband Jack while attending Idaho State University and was married for over 60 years before he passed on.
In her 40's, she lived in a tent in the Catskills one summer while working as a trail guide. She's summited Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental US, three times...all after she turned 40.
In her 50's, she volunteered at the Copper Basin 500 dogsled race in Alaska, holding back the dog teams from running before the start of the race in sub-zero temperatures.
While living in New Jersey, Beate was an active member of the Grange who was known for her winning Northwest Salmon Chowder, and a docent at Fosterfields Farm in Morris Township where she demonstrated woodstove and vintage cooking methods. Continuing her long-standing commitment to volunteerism, she was a quilter with the Linus Project, a Maltby Food Bank volunteer, and a Deacon at the Maltby Congregational Church which welcomed her with open arms when she moved back to Washington in 2014.
She loved animals and spent many happy hours with her grandcat Baxter and her dearest dog-buddy Cody. Beate's commitment to providing excessive treats led both animals to experience broadening at the waist.
She is survived by three children, Karen of Camano Island, Wash., Steven of Chicago, Il., and Kendra of Seattle, Wash., four grandchildren, Alexandra, Gregory, Cameron, and Leah, and a collection of antique butter churns that the family is not sure what to do with.
Beate will be deeply missed by family, friends, and others whose life she enriched with humor, loyalty, and love.