Iola Fae Brown Fultz
On February 8, 2023 surrounded by her family, Fae took a ride on an eagle into the sky. Now her and Lasagna are watching over all of us with a smile on their face.
Iola Fae Brown Fultz was born January 29, 1942, minutes after her twin sister Viola Mae.
She was the 5th child of Enoch LeRoy and Marrian Nola Brown. She grew up on Broadway in Tooele, Utah. She went to school in Tooele.
Fae had her best friend from the day she entered this world; her twin sister Mae. Together, they made life interesting and full of fun. If they had a chance to confuse you, they would. If you saw one of them in the store, usually not far behind was the other one.
In 1962, Fae married John E. Fultz; 25 years later they divorced. They had 5 children that they raised together (Johnette, Eddie, Tom, Trish, Jackie) not far from Faes’ childhood home.
In the years of raising her children, she spent countless hours in the spring evenings and weekends on the bleachers of Elton Park, keeping score for her son’s baseball team. Later when her daughters began playing softball, she coached them. She coached two teams to 1st and 2nd place. Fae never complained how busy she was with her children’s sports or hobbies, she always managed to get them where they needed to go without missing a beat. She spent many weekends and holidays camping in Skull Valley with her family and close friends, where she learned to ride a motorcycle and watch her children learn to ride motorcycles. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to follow their dreams, and told them they could do anything they put their minds to.
Fae liked to go to Wendover with her partner in crime, Chester, and play the penny slots. Her and Chester would take day trips around the state. She enjoyed their travels. After Chester passed, she would ride the fun bus out with her sister Mae, and childhood friends.
Fae work at Harland Clarke for several years. She enjoyed her work there and the friends she made.
Fae never hesitated to help family when she could, in her later years she baby sat several of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. When you would stop by to visit, she would talk about them all with a smile on her face. She was called “Grams” by her grandkids. She loved showing the pictures on her wall of her grandkids and great grandkids. She got an extra special delivery of twin great granddaughters.
Fae survived by her twin sister, Mae Spires; sister, Evelyn Gray; brother, Ralph Brown;
children: Johnette (Steve) Coe, Edward (Tammy) Fultz, Thomas (Christine) Fultz, Tricia Proctor, and Jaclyn Steenbergen (Jake). Also, survived by14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Fae was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Marion; brothers: Melvin, Robert, and George Brown; sister, Marie Frank; and her partner in crime, Chester Weber; as well as a great granddaughter, Jane Brooke Hodges.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Rocky Mountain Care - Willow Springs with the help in the last few hours of Fae’s life.
Per Fae's request, a graveside service will be held at Tooele Cemetery on February 24th 2023 @ 11:00 am.