Judith June Bates Fulton, 68

Judith June Bates Fulton, 68, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Mary Greeley Medical Center, in Ames IA. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October, 1, 2016, at Union Community Church, in Union, IA. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., until the time of the services at the church. The Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements. Inurnment will be at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Public Library Foundation. Online condolences for the family may be offered online at www.andersonfhs.com

Judy was born December 19, 1947, to Lloyd and Rosajune (Robinson) Bates, in Ames. She graduated from Union Whitten High School in 1966 and went on to earn a degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970. Judy was united in marriage to Craig Fulton on June 18, 1977, in Union. She worked as a kindergarten teacher for seven years in Atlantic, IA. Judy moved with her husband to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she had her two children. Judy remained in Ottawa for 35 years and was busy with her two children and numerous volunteer activities such as her work at the Laurentian High School. Judy also taught Sunday School for a number of years at the City View United Church. She had a strong interest in children and always enjoyed being with them. She was very interested in both American and Canadian history. Judy was an avid reader and enjoyed musicals and plays. In 2012, Judy, Craig and their son John returned to Iowa, settling in Ames. Iowa was close to Judy’s heart, she annually returned home and enjoyed keeping strong ties in the community.

Judy is lovingly remembered by her husband, Craig Fulton; a daughter, Jane; a son, John and a sister, Beth (Stephen) Gaul.

Judy is preceded in death by her mother and father, and a brother, David Bates.