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Former Florence, Aulne pastor turns 90

The Rev. Curtis Fulton of Salina will celebrate his 90th birthday with family on Monday.

He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Talmage to Harry and Elizabeth Fulton. He graduated from high school in 1939 and farmed with his father. He enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in 1942 and received training in Iowa City, Iowa; St. Louis, Mo.; and Pensacola, Fla. He was honorably discharged in 1943, and returned to the farm where he remained until 1966.

At that time, he and his wife, Helen, entered the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Their first appointment was with Florence United Methodist Church and Aulne United Methodist Church. They were later appointed to the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church of Salina. They retired from full-time ministry in 1987. Part-time appointments after retirement included Kanopolis, Carnerio, and Brookville.

They spent 10 years as “Winter Texans” in the Rio Grande Valley, spending winters in Donna, Texas. In 2010, they sold their recreational vehicle in Texas and their home in Salina and moved to the Eaglecrest Retirement Center in Salina. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in November.

The Fultons will celebrate Curtis’s birthday with their son, Dennis and his wife, Janette, of Jetmore; daughter, Jeanna and her husband Dale of El Dorado; grandchildren, and great-grandsons.

Cards may be sent to Fulton at 1501 E. Magnolia Road, Apartment 230, Salina, KS, 67401.

Last modified Dec. 21, 2011

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