A Pennsylvania woman who died in a traffic accident Oct. 10 in San Simeon will be memorialized Sunday.
Family members of Joan Fuller, 63, have decided not to hold a traditional memorial service. Instead, they are coordinating a candle-lighting moment for people to join together in spirit at 6:30 p.m. PST Sunday.
Her husband, Peter Fuller, 61, remains in serious but stable condition at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
“He’s doing better every day,” daughter Nicole Fuller of Santa Barbara said in a phone interview Wednesday. “He’s alert more often. He’s able to look around more, turn his head. I definitely see much more animation.”
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For Sunday’s observance, participants are asked to light two candles, one for Joan Fuller and one for Peter Fuller, and then honor the couple with a personal action dedicated to them. More about the memorial is on the family’s blog site, www.caringbridge.org/visit/joanfuller.
Jeffrey Lachance, 55, of Paso Robles faces a charge of vehicular homicide with gross negligence for attempting, the CHP said, an unsafe pass that led to the accident. He is free on bail.