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Polly Fulton

1921 - 2012

Ruby Pauline “Polly” Fulton Hanaford

Polly Fulton, formerly of Payson Ariz., was born Feb. 5, 1921 in Murray, Ky. She died March 16, 2012.
She married Woodrow “Woody” Hanaford from Detroit, Mich. in 1936 and was happily married for 69 years until Woody’s death in 2005.
Polly and Woody had three children, Penny, Dennis and Connie (deceased 2006).
Polly moved back to Kentucky and bought a small farm and farmhouse (with no running water) when the Navy, in World War II, drafted Woody. For two years she cared for her three kids, which were under the age of 4, by growing and canning her own food.
Mrs. Hanaford was an extremely resourceful, strong, and hard-working woman. In Michigan, she worked for Burroughs (which later became Unisys) testing adding machines and computers.
Polly and Woody built two homes, including their dream retirement home on Lake Huron near Greenbush Mich.
Mrs. Hanaford was a wonderful mom and loving grandmother to 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She loved to cook and made the best apple pie, cookies, and chicken and biscuits. She also was an avid quilter, hand sewing over 70 quilts. She enjoyed keeping current with politics and really cared about the future of our country for her grandchildren and others that were less fortunate than her and her family.
Her family writes, “Those of us who were lucky enough to be in her life will cherish the wonderful memories of her spirit, kindness, and generosity. We will miss you so much Grandma Polly!”