Rula Jean (Isaacson) Thomas


Rula Jean (Isaacson) Thomas passed away peacefully at her home after an extended illness on March 27,2009. Rula,as she was affectionately known by everyone was born December 2, 1936. She was the last of seven children born to Joseph Martin and Jetta (Ipsen)) Isaacson in Malad, Idaho. Her father called her his little angel, a name that she lived up to for the rest of her busy life.
Rula was preceded in death by her two sons Shane and Kelly. Two brothers Carl and Stanley, her sisters Margaret and Marie, and her parents Joseph and Jetta Isaacson.
Rula grew up in the family home at Pleasant View where she was loved by immediate family and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She attended school for her first four years in the yellow school house across the street from the Pleasant View church. After the Plesant View school was consolidated with the Malad School district she attended the Malad Schools where she graduated from Malad High in 1955.
Rula married Dale Arnold Fuhriman on 20 jan 1956 in the Logan Temple. To that union was born four Children: Kathy Jean Schwartz, Dale Kelly, Shane and Joseph Bart. They lived in Canada in the Peace River country until 11 Dec., 1967 when Rula and Dale divorced and Rula and children moved back to Malad. As a single mom in a smaill town Rula tried a multitude of endeavors to make a living for her family. Among those endeavors were operating restaurants, building homes, making candles, pictures, and jewlery,  cooking at restaurants and most recently selling real estate. She started with the Sweeten Agency, then went to Vanderwood Reality, and most recently for Exit Real Estate. She was noted for her knowlege of the Malad area and her honesty and integrity.
On 20 Feb, 1969 she married Darrel Thomas whom later divorced in 20 March, 1978. With the death of her two sons Shane in 1997 and Kelly in 2001,Rula devoted her talents, time,and energy to the community she loved .
She is survived by two children Kathy Schwartz (Kevin) of Gillette, WY; Joseph Bart Fuhriman of Lander, WY, two Brothers Isaac Dale Isaacson (Helen) of San Jones, CA and Joseph Lynn Isaacson(Christina) of Weiser, ID, and eight grandchildren. As the family has mingled in the community we have been overwhelmed by the love shown by its members for Rula, by their acts of kindness and by their willingness to help in any way. We as her family Deeply appreciate this and it has made her passing much easier.

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