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Keith Joseph Fuller – Oct. 2, 1975 – Feb. 28, 2020

Keith Joseph Fuller – Oct. 2, 1975 – Feb. 28, 2020

Keith Joseph Fuller, 44, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away Feb. 28, 2020 from a rare form of anaplastic thyroid cancer.
He was born to Tony E. and LaVonne (Dobson) Fuller Oct. 2, 1975 in Cottage Grove. Keith graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1993, and then attended Lane Community College and Eastern Oregon University.
He was an OSHA certified safety manager for Belfor, a multinational fire, flood and natural disaster restoration company.
Keith was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Colville Indian Reservation. He taught many of his family tribal traditions from his mother LaVonne Fuller and his Aunties and Uncles.
Keith and Laela loved spending time outside. On the shores of the lake, on the beach and especially in the mountains. ”The mountains always called to him,” Laela would say.
Keith and Laela would spend their free time traveling and camping across the state and as far as Yellowstone National Park. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
An avid hunter, Keith loved taking his kids, dad, brothers, cousins, and family friends to the hills during hunting season. He would take annual hunting trips throughout the Pacific Northwest to hunt deer and elk and in 2017 filled a once in a lifetime bighorn sheep tag on the Hellsgate Refuge on the Colville Reservation in Washington.
Keith enjoyed four-
wheeling and driving across the state to play in the snow, mud or sand. He was also a well-known and talented mechanic. He was known to have multiple mechanic projects and was able to restore and rebuild various styles of vehicles.
Keith married Laela McCready on Aug. 22, 2015 at Clary Creek Campground outside Mapleton, Ore. He was survived by his wife, Laela; parents, Tony E. Fuller; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Susan McCready of Cottage Grove; son, Bryce (Zoey) Cothran; granddaughter, Logan Grace; daughter, Chloe Cothran; brother, Kurtis (Cheri) Fuller, of Cottage Grove; brother, Tony Aaron Fuller, of Washington, D.C.; brother, Tyler (Pattie) McCready, of Eugene; and brother, Blake Fuller of Stringer, Miss.
Keith is preceded in death by his mother, LaVonne Fay Fuller.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Elks Lodge, 755 N. River Road, Cottage Grove.
Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.



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