Friday, May 14, 2021

Sharon Starr Fulmer, 70

| May 4, 2021 7:00 AM

Sharon Starr Fulmer, 70, known to friends and family as Starr, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 2, 2021, in Libby. She fought long and hard, and was tougher than most.

Starr was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Hardin, the fifth of seven children, to Herbert and Marlys Zimmer. She married her high school sweetheart, Joey Caton, on Feb. 25, 1968. Together, they had four sons: JD, Ryan, Brad and Isaac Joel. She lived in St. Xavier for many years while working at the Caton Family Store.

She returned to Libby and worked at the Caboose Steak House, Ron’s Mobile and Libby Job Service. She relocated to Ashland in 1983, where she enjoyed her career as food service director at St. Labre Indian School for 33 years.

It was during her time in Ashland that she married the love of her life, Gary Fulmer. On Jan. 1, 1994, she not only became Gary’s better half, but also gained two sons, Kyle and Cameron, that she raised and loved as her own.

She was forced to retire early due to health complications from asbestosis.

Starr is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Marlys; sisters, Carol and Corliss; nieces, Michelle and Rhonda; sons, Ryan (1996) and Isaac (1979); husband, Gary; and parents in heart, David and Mary Caton.

Starr is survived by her sons, JD (Sandy) Caton, Brad (Eryn) Caton, Kyle (Khristina) Fulmer and Cameron (Brooke) Fulmer. Starr’s grandchildren were her heart and joy: Hunter, Colter, Elaina, Colin, Olivia, Isabel, Evan, Pierce, Audrey, Remington, Ryder, Alex and Zoe.

She is further survived by Shelley (Jackie) Coversup, who she loved as a daughter as well as her family (as grandkids): Tave, Tiara, Trevor, and Tatyana and their families.

Of course, nobody could forget Pete and Shane, who Starr loved as her sons as well. Surviving siblings include Linda Zimmer, Eugene (Linda) Zimmer, David (Toni) Zimmer and Lori (John) McBride as well as special cousins who were like siblings — Penny, Alan, Cheryl and Pam — along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Although she is gone, we know she is completely healthy and whole in Heaven. She loved the Lord and lived each day to follow Him and loved others with everything in her.

Private services will be held in Libby in July 2021. A public service is being planned for a later date in Ashland.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at