Obituary of Arlyn Bea Fuller
Arlyn Bea Fuller, lovingly known as Irish, of Greeley, Colorado was born to Charles
Carleton Foley and Nellie (Gibson) Foley on September 27, 1927, in LaPorte,
Indiana. The family moved to Central City, Nebraska, where she was raised.
She was the eldest of two sisters and two brothers, Ann Johnston, and Lola Baird
both of Lakewood, and Roy and Gary Foley who both preceded her in death. She
was also preceded in death by half-brothers Carl and John Foley and half-sister
She attended Hastings College, studying music and English, and Regis College
where she studied literature.
On April 26, 1948, she married Frank Robert Blush. From this union were born
three children: Frank Karl Blush, who preceded her in death; Tony, a stillborn
daughter, and James Robert Blush of Eaton Colorado.
Irish began working for Sundstrand, a company which manufactured aerospace
and industrial parts in 1958. She supported her two sons during this time on that
On February 4, 1972, she married Richard Fuller. They enjoyed traveling the
world together and only missed the continent of Antarctica. They also supported
son Jim during his collegiate gymnastic career by traveling the country to
wherever he was competing.
One of the highlights of Irish's life was becoming the secretary for the Chief of
Police for Thornton PD in Colorado. This led to many friendships with the officers
in the department. After retiring on September 14, 1989, she volunteered for the
hospitals of St. Anthony's North in Westminster and Northern Colorado Medical
Center in Greeley, Colorado.
The pride and joy of Irish's life was her family. She is survived by son, Jim (Ann) of
Eaton, Colorado; their children Robert C. Blush (Lori) of Worthington, lowa, and
daughter Jamie M. Lombardelli (Daniel) of Windsor, Colorado. She is also
survived by granddaughters Lisa Reeves (Shawn) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, and
Amy Blush, of Yankton, South Dakota. Surviving great-grandchildren are Tyler
Blush (Jenna), Ashley Rigg, Tanner Rigs, Austin Lombardelli, Addison Blush, Brianna Blush, and great-great-grandson Jaxson Daniel Blush who was born on
August 6, 2022. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She passed into Heaven peacefully on Friday morning, August 5, 2022, at Greeley
Village, Greeley, Colorado.
Services for Irish's celebration of Life will be at Adamson's Life Celebration Home,
2000 47th Ave., Greeley, Colorado on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 3 PM. A
reception will follow immediately after. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National
Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude's Hospital or Generations
Church of Greeley, Colorado.
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