Robin Melinda Sherman Fuller


Surrounded by her beloved family, Robin Melinda Sherman Fuller died in the comfort of her home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at age 62, following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Robin is survived by her husband of 13 years, Jeffrey Alan Fuller, of Show Low, Ariz., and their five children and their families: Rachel and Conrad Oliver, of Denver; Zachary Fuller and his fiancé, Kathy Ramirez, of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; Kelci Fuller, of Portland, Ore.; Anna and Kirby Elkins, of Phoenix, Ariz. (who are expecting the family’s first grandchild, Keldon Elkins, due in June); and Emma Fuller, of Flagstaff, Ariz.
She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Charles Wynkoop, of Mansfield, Texas, and her ex-husband of 22 years, Patrick Sherman, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Robin was born on Dec. 5, 1955, at Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga, Philippines, to her parents, the late Col. Bob Roy and Martha Christine (Montgomery) Frisby.
Through growing up in the Air Force, Robin had the opportunity to travel to, and live, all over the world. Some of her favorite homes were in Germany; Vacaville, Calif.; and Mascoutah, Ill., where she graduated from Mascoutah High School in 1974.
Robin graduated with her bachelor’s degree in special education from University of Texas in Austin in 1977, and later earned her master’s degree in professional counseling from Argosy University in 2003.
Robin married Patrick Sherman on Dec. 31, 1980, and then over their 22 years of marriage, had daughters Rachel and Anna. They lived in Corsicana, Texas, from 1980-89, and Pagosa Springs, Colo., from 1989-92, when they moved to Show Low, Ariz.
In Corsicana, Robin was very involved in community musical theater, as well as women’s Bible studies. Robin taught special education in all three cities, as well as taught music in Pagosa Springs, and after earning her master’s degree in professional counseling, worked as a counselor at the Women’s Hope Pregnancy Center in Show Low, as well as volunteered her time offering pastoral and personal counseling. She had a passion for helping people find healing and freedom through counseling and prayer ministry, especially young women. Robin made a huge impact in the community — everywhere from counseling, fostering babies, inviting people into her home and constantly being a mother to the motherless.
In April of 2004, Robin married Jeff Fuller and gained three self-proclaimed “bonus kids” —Zach, Kelci and Emma, whom she loved dearly as her own. Over the past 13 years, Jeff and Robin served on their church worship teams, traveled and adventured together, loved kayaking and camping, and created a loving, warm home for not only their family, but for friends and anyone who needed a safe haven.
Robin loved music, reading, bird-watching, cooking, hosting, worshipping, studying the Bible, women’s ministry, sunsets and soaking up God’s beauty in nature. She said that her most prized job in life was being a wife and mother, and sharing the hope and love of Jesus — both of which she did incredibly well, and will always be remembered for her selfless, Jesus-centered love.
Robin’s family are incredibly thankful for all of the prayers and support they have received during this difficult time.