Kyle Chambers Fulton Dies; Longtime Resident was 67

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Created on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 15:53
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Kyle Chambers Fulton

 

Kyle Chambers Fulton, a longtime Sitka resident, passed away on July 6, 2020. She was 67 years old.

Kyle was born September 4, 1952, in Sylmar, California, to Colin and Betty Chambers, and was raised alongside her three brothers, Kerry, Colin and Scott.

She was irresistibly drawn to the natural beauty of the last frontier and moved to Alaska in 1973. Her hardiness of spirit carried her through many demanding jobs and ports in the commercial fishing industry, including Kodiak, Craig and Sitka. Kyle’s tenacity kept her on the water, even after surviving the sinking of two fishing vessels.

Kyle was known among many for her kindness, resiliency, passion and boldness.

“She had a kind of balance, it seemed,” wrote Cathy Cuenin, a longtime friend, “with grace under stress and a sense of adventure.”

As a young woman, that sense of adventure led her around the world, to Scotland, Mexico and Costa Rica, among others. In 1993, it led her yet again, this time along the path of motherhood when she adopted her daughter, Kaitlin. 

Too often in life, the light that burns brightest is the light that burns shortest. A few years after the adoption of her daughter, Kyle began to feel the symptoms of Huntington’s Disease, a genetic neurological illness. True to her nature, she did not let her diagnosis define her, but chose to live life the fullest in spite of it. Her wit, compassion for others, and courage never faltered, and she has left an impression upon the hearts of many that will not easily be forgotten.

Kyle was preceded in death by her parents, Colin and Betty Chambers, and her brothers, Kerry, Colin and Scott. 

She is survived by her daughter Kaitlin Humphrey; sister-by-heart Judi Bixby; the father of her child, Timothy Fulton; nephews Lucas and Sebastian Chambers; niece Maya Chambers; and countless time-honored friends who are as closely regarded as family.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services, education, advocacy and research to those affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families.