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John 11 (11) ... Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. (14) Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. (21) Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. (25) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? (27) She saith unto Him, Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. (38) Jesus ... cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. (39) ... he [Lazarus] hath been dead four days. (41) Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. ... (43) ... He [Jesus] cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. (44) And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: ... (45) Then many of the Jews which ... had seen these things which Jesus did, believed on Him. KJV

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Time fades memories and generations change with time: as one generation and each individual is a link to the last, they are also a link to the next. This Family Album is dedicated to preserving the memory of those who have been a part of the Bullis family so that those of the next generations might understand the heritage, times, and people of the previous generations. The Family Album is divided into Index Sections (Families, Descendants, Gazetteer, Obituaries) in which the family of William Bullers & Elizabeth Blake, their descendants & spouses, are listed by family relationship of individuals in birth order within generations. The Obituaries Index retains the family and relational context of the individuals whose memorials, photographs, and gravestones are presented here. May the memory of those held dear be kept to give comfort in their loss, to remember in their accomplishments, to share in their heritage, and to declare their testimonies of God's grace and salvation. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

~ Summary of Surnames ~















PRITTIE (Pretty/Pritty)


SOWLES [souls]




In Remembrance of those who have gone before ...

The Family of William BULLIS & Elizabeth BLAKE

gravestone: William Bullis

To the Memory of
native of Staffordshire
died Sept 26, 1871
aged 79 years
9 months

William Bullis

b. 1791 Dec 26 Mon [unverified]
d. 1871 Sep 26 Tue (79y.9m)
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island.Frontenac
b. 1871 Sep 30 Sat
Trinity Anglican Cemetery
Marysville.Wolfe Island
CAN-ON.Frontenac Co
o. laborer (ENG) farmer (CAN)

Elizabeth Blake

BULLIS.Elizabeth Blake
b. 1792 (before July)
c. 1792 Jul 01 Sun
d. 1870 Mar 09 Wed (78 yrs)
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island.Frontenac
b. 1870 Mar 11 Fri
Trinity Anglican Cemetery
Marysville.Wolfe Island
CAN-ON.Frontenac Co
o. housewife & farmer

gravestone: Elizabeth Blake

To the Memory of
native of Leicestershire
and wife of
died March 9, 1870
aged 78 years

The Family of Matthias DAVIS & Hannah BAEES

b. c1799
d. 1857 Mar 09 (58 yrs)
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island.Frontenac
b. Trinity Anglican Cemetery
Marysville.Wolfe Island
CAN-ON.Frontenac Co

DAVIS.Hannah Baees/Breeze
b. c1803
d. 1836 Apr 28 Thu (32 yrs)
b. unkn

Note: The Bullis Family Bible
written by William John Bullis
Grandpa Davis died 1857
age 63 years [born c1794]
Granny Davis died 1835
age 32 years [born c1803]

(courtesy of Shirley Butters Aston)

Matthias/Matthew DAVIS

Father of Elizabeth Davis King Bullis

Matthias Davis was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales, in 1799, joined the Independents [Methodists] at age 20, and got married, at age 24 [c1822-23], to Hannah Breeze of the same church. In 1825, he emigrated to America with his wife and 1 child, settling in New York. Five years later, he moved to Oneida County, where he joined the Whitfield Methodists, and subsequently to Steuben Twp, where his wife died of consumption, April 28, 1836. In 1847, he came to Wolfe Island, with 5 of his children, and joined the ME [Methodist Episcopal] Church. He died on Wolfe Island, March 9, 1857. (Reference is made to his youngest son and wife, also a daughter at his death bed [Elizabeth Bullis]).

Published in the Methodist Papers ~ April 1st, 1857
Reprinted 1986 "More Notices from Methodist Papers 1830-1857 Vol 3"
Section: Deaths-Obituaries pg 228. Compiled by Rev Donald A McKenzie
Archives of Ontario ~ History Collection ~ Kingston Ontario Canada

gravestone: Matthew Davis

To the Memory of
who died
Mar 9, 1857
[stone broken]

Trinity Anglican Cemetery
Marysville.Wolfe Island

gravestone: Matthew Davis

Part of the fascination in one generation searching to know of past generations is the finding, clue by clue, piece by piece of the puzzles. In July 2007, sister Anne Marie & brother Brian of Wolfe Island generations visited the Trinity Cemetery to photograph this aging, broken gravestone. A year later, brother Brian found the obituary in a collection at the Ontario Archives and passed along specifics! The Boise ID Library obtained copies of the transcribed notices from the Spokane WA Library ... those who left information to be found and all contributors in the finding are greatly appreciated for the part they shared in providing these pieces of the puzzle for this portrait.

(courtesy of Brian MacDonald : ON Wolfe Island & Anne Marie Benson : ON Toronto)

B: William & Elizabeth Blake BULLIS

Family: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 2

B1: obit
Sarah (Sally)





B3: age 3y
Joseph [1]

B4: age 1y


Mary Ann

Joseph [2]






B9: obit

B9(S): obit


B10 ... unkn

B11 ... unkn


PRITTY.Sarah Bullis Wenborne
Sally ~ age: 35y.8m...
b. 1816 Sep
c. 1816 Oct 12 Sat
St Botolphs Parish Church
d. 1852 May 17 Mon
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island
b. no stone or transcript
Trinity Anglican Cemetery
(Marysville-Kingston Ferry)
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island

The Islands: Trinity Cemetery



PRETTY, Mrs Sarah died, 17th inst, on Wolfe Island; age, 35 years, 8 months. She was buried in the church yard near the Ferry.

Published in the Methodist Papers ~ May 26th, 1852
Reprinted 1986 "More Notices from Methodist Papers 1830-1857 Vol 3"
Section: Deaths-Obituaries pg 94. Compiled by Rev Donald A McKenzie

(courtesy of Brian MacDonald & Anne Marie Benson)

Note: variations of surnames
- 2nd marriage - PRETTY.PRITTY.PRITTIE

c1908 John Bullis

John ~ age: 83y.4m.4d
b. 1831 Dec 05 Mon
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island
c. 1837 Feb 21 Tue
St Georges Cathedral
d. 1915 Apr 09 Fri
b. 1915 Apr 11 Sun
Lot 179 grave 1 NE
Emerson Cemetery

gravestone: John Bullis



The Late John Bullis ~ Emerson, Manitoba
[Friday] April 16, 1915

The death last Friday morning, April 9th, of John Bullis, another old-time resident of the Emerson district, was not unlooked for, as he had been gradually failing in health for a long time owing to a general breakdown. His age was 83 years, 4 months, and 4 days.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and a large representation of the district followed the remains to Emerson cemetery. Rev A W Mayse was the officiating cleryman, and during the service an appropriate solo was rendered by Mr Phillips. Four sons - Joseph, Wm J, Jno J and B T - acted as pallbearers at the house. Deceased had been an ardent Odd Fellow of more than 30 years standing, having joined the local lodge on October 30th, 1883, and in 1908 he was the recipient of a Veteran's Jewel, signifying his 25th year in the Order, which token he prized very highly. Brethren joined the cortege en route to the cemetery and performed the last sad rites to a departed brother. Five sons are now members of the IOOF.

Mr Bullis was born on Wolfe Island, in the St Lawrence, Dec 5th, 1831. In early life he served his apprenticeship at the carpenter trade, which he followed for a number of years. He was married in 1858 to Elizabeth King Davis [Davis King]. In 1881 he came west to Emerson, settling in the Red River district. He moved into town with his family in 1901 and was a resident in Emerson for ten years. At the time of his death he was living with his son Joseph, where he and his now bereft partner had resided for the past four years.

Besides his widow, he is survived by six sons and two daughters, namely, Mrs H H Abbott and Robert, of Richard, Sask; Joseph, Bidwell T and Miss Gertrude, of Emerson; Wm J, of Weyburn, Sask; Matthew, of Sandstone, Minn, and Jno J, of St Paul.

(original clipping courtesy of Robert G Bullis : WA Spokane)

A Family Album ~ B9.BULLIS & DAVIS-KING

c1908 Elizabeth Bullis

BULLIS.Elizabeth Davis King
Elizabeth ~ age: 87y.3m.9d
b. 1830 Jun 23 Wed
d. 1917 Nov 01 Thu
b. 1917 Nov 04 Sun
Lot 179 grave 2 SE
Emerson Cemetery

gravestone: Elizabeth Bullis



The Death of Mrs J Bullis ~ Emerson, Manitoba
[no date-probably November 9, 1917 Friday]

On Thursday, Nov 1, the death of Mrs John Bullis occurred at the residence of her son, Mr Joseph Bullis. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon last at 2 o'clock. She had lived to the ripe old age of 87, having been born in the year 1830 at Steuben, New York. She was of Welsh descent and during her last days her speech was largely in the language of her childhood. Much of her life was lived at Wolf Island near Kingston, Ont, at which place she was married to John Bullis sixty-four years ago, coming to Emerson in 1882 and has since that date lived in the town and district. Eight children, six boys and two girls, mourn her loss. Mrs Abbott and Robert, of Oldbury, Sask; John, of St Paul; Matthew, of Sandstone, Minn; William, of Weyburn, Sask; Joseph, Gertrude, and Bidwell, of Emerson.

The six sons were the pall bearers. This was the first time for nine years that the whole family had met together, and 14 years ago there was a family re-union when the parents celebrated their golden wedding. The service was conducted by the Rev G F Kaye at her late residence. By special request Mr Phillips rendered a solo entitled "Thy will be done," and Miss L Tandy officiated at the organ. Interment was made at the Emerson cemetery (*1). The deceased lady was a sister of Capt R [Robert] Davis, this city (*2).

Notes: John & Elizabeth were married in 1858, 59 yrs earlier, not 64 yrs. The Golden Wedding was 9 yrs earlier in 1908. The Bullis Family Reunion and the photograph was 14 yrs earlier in 1903. Recorded by Ruth Bullis Thayer in 1965 ~ Her last words were, "Dwy yn barod" (I am ready)

(*1) original clipping (courtesy of Robert G Bullis : WA Spokane)
(*2) The Daily British Whig Kingston Ontario Nov 27 1917 page 6
transcript posted on TheIslands (courtesy of AM Benson : ON Toronto)

B9: John & Elizabeth Davis King BULLIS

Family: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 3

K1: need obit
Williamena Elizabeth
KING (Minnie)

B91: obit

B92: obit
William John

B93: obit

B94: obit

B95: obit
John Jay

B96: obit
Gertrude Blanche Emily

B97: need obit
Bidwell Hugh Thaddeus

K1(S): need obit
Hugh Harrison

B92(S): obit
SCOTT (Ellen)

B93(S): obit
Sarah Evelyn

B94(S): need obit
Adella Medora
MOSIER (Della)

B95(S): need obit
Celestia Ann

B97(S): need obit
Mary Clotilda

William John Bullis

BULLIS.William John
Will ~ age: 71y.8m.13d
b. 1862 Feb 03 Mon
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island.Frontenac
d. 1933 Oct 16 Mon (midnight)
official certificate - Oct 17 Tue
CAN-SK.Weyburn.Southeast Region
b. 1933 Oct 19 Thu
Sect 035-017 (map)
Hillcrest Cemetery

1888 William & Ellen Bullis
1888 Will Bullis & Ellen Scott
(courtesy of Carol Sanders East)

Family of William & Ellen Bullis
(back) William Bullis, Mena, Syd
(front) Eveline, Ellen, Bessie, Ellen
(courtesy of Shirley & Doug Aston)

William John BULLIS


W J Bullis, Well Known Weyburn Resident, Dies
Succumbed On Monday to Lingering Illness - Came To West From Ontario Over Fifty Years Ago

The death occurred at his home in Weyburn at midnight Monday of William John Bullis, who, born in Ontario, had been a resident of Manitoba and Saskatchewan for more than fifty years. His demise followed a protracted illness from which he suffered a great deal.

The funeral service is being held this afternoon in Grace United Church, commencing at 2:30 o'clock. Rev W A Cameron, BA, will conduct the service, C E Cleland & Son having charge of the funeral arrangements. Interment will be made in Hillcrest cemetery at Weyburn. Masonic funeral rites will be carried out by Weyburn Lodge No 30, AF and AM at the graveside.

Born on Wolf Island, Thousand Isles, near Kingston, Ont, on February 3, 1862, the son of the late John Bullis and Elizabeth Bullis, the late Mr Bullis came west in 1881, settling at West Lynne (now West Emerson) Man. His first job in the west was transporting rails across the international boundary. Later he worked on the construction of the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway between Winnipeg and Brandon. He started farming for himself later and in 1888 married Helen Scott, daughter of Thomas [Scott] and Jean Cuthbertson of Emerson. On June 5 of this year Mr and Mrs Bullis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in Weyburn.

The deceased came to Weyburn in 1906 and homesteaded two miles north-west of Weyburn, later taking up residence in Weyburn with his family. He was bookeeper at Harvey & Porter's coal office and later worked in the same capacity for the old electric light company until the city took over this utility. He was the first secretary-treasurer of Weyburn RM No 67, a position which he held for eleven years. Some years later he developed diabetes, from which he suffered until his death.

He was an elder of Knox Presbyterian Church for a number of years and also treasurer for several years, serving also as secretary of the Sunday school. He helped, during his stay in Weyburn, to organize six rural telephone companies and served each as secretary-treasurer, being also secretary-treasurer of three rural school districts. Latterly he has served as secretary-treasurer of the Weyburn Municipal Cemetery board. He joined the United Church of Canada following church union. He was a member of the Masonic, IOOF and COF fraternal orders.

In 1923 the late Mr Bullis, together with his wife, went to London, Ont, to reside, but they returned to Weyburn in 1925 and have since lived here. Joseph Bullis and Miss Gertrude Bullis of Emerson, Man, visited their brother, William J Bullis, in Weyburn for several days prior to his death Monday night.

The late Mr Bullis is survived by his wife, one son, Sidney E Eullis of London, Ont, and four daughters, Mrs E Sanders of Midale, Mont, Mrs T R Williamson of Colgate, Mrs H Butters of Weyburn, and Mrs A McRae [MacRae] of Success. One sister, Miss Gertrude Bullis of Emerson, and four brothers, Joseph Bullis of Emerson, Matthew Bullis of Sandstone, Minn, John J Bullis of St Paul, Minn, and Bidwell T Bullis of Rio Hondo, Texas. Another brother, Robert, died a month ago at Richard, Sask, and another sister predeceased him two years ago. Ten grandchildren also survive him.

Published : Weyburn Review : 1933 Oct 19 Thu : SK Weyburn
(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)

gravestone: William & Ellen Bullis
(courtesy of Val Thomas-photographer : SK Weyburn)
Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project

Ellen Bullis

BULLIS.Ellen [Hellen] Scott
Ellen ~ age: 67y.3m.13d
b. 1868 Sep 13 Sun
d. 1935 Dec 25 Wed
b. 1935 Dec 28 Sat
Sect 035-016 (map)
Hillcrest Cemetery



Christmas Day Death of Weyburn Pioneer
A Resident of Weyburn Since 1906, Mrs W J Bullis Passes - Survived by Son and Four Daughters

The Yuletide was saddened for the members of the Bullis family in Weyburn and elsewhere through the death in Weyburn on Christmas Day of Mrs Ellen Bullis, widow of the late William John Bullis.

A resident of Weyburn since 1906, Mrs Bullis had not been in very good health since the death of her husband a little less than two years ago. She died from a paralytic stroke.

The funeral service was held in Grace United Church at 1:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, many relatives and friends of the family being in attendance. Rev H S Cobb officiated at the service. O E Cleland & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements, interment being made in the family plot in Hillcrest cemetery. The pallbearers were W J Carey, J Dougherty, J G Gibson, R J Ellison, G Thomas and J M Walker.

Mrs Bullis was born at Ayr, Ont, on September 13, 1868, and had reached the age of sixty-seven years. She came to Emerson, Man, with her parents when but eight years of age, and there she was married on June 5, 1888, to Mr Bullis. She came to Weyburn with her husband and family on June 30, 1906, and had resided here since excepting for a brief residence in Ontario several years ago, following which she and her husband returned to Weyburn.

The casket was covered with beautiful floral tributes sent by the following: The Sorrowing Family; Mr and Mrs J W Johnston, Winnipeg; Mr and Mrs R A Carlisle; Mr and Mrs H McGowan; Mr and Mrs G Jackson, Winnipeg; Mr and Mrs R Spence, Winnipeg; Mr and Mrs J E Powers; Mr and Mrs G Murray and Isobel; Mr and Mrs R J Ellison; Mr and Mrs G Fraser and family; Mr and Mrs Bradshaw, Winnipeg; Cleland Family.

Four daughters survive their mother. They are Mrs Eugene Saunders of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs Thomas R Williamson of Colgate, Sask; Mrs Harry C Butters of Weyburn, Sask; and Mrs Allan MacRae of Kincaid, Sask; and one son, Sydney E Bullis of St Catharines, Ont. [clipping] Mrs A McCrae of Kincaid, attended the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs W J Bullis, in Weyburn on Saturday.

Published : Weyburn Review : no date : SK Weyburn
(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)

Mathew Bullis

Mat.M ~ age: 78y.1d
b. 1864 Apr 10 Sun
CAN-ON.Wolfe Island.Frontenac
d. 1942 Apr 11 Sat
b. 1942 Apr 14 Tue
Spring Park Cemetery

gravestone: Mathew Bullis

1939 Mathew & Sarah Bullis
1939 Golden Wedding : Mat & Sarah Bullis



Retired Banker Dies Saturday

Mathew Bullis, retired banker who since 1940 has made his home here with his daugther, Mrs Ray Harding, died Saturday morning in a local hospital. Born April 10, 1878 [1864] in Ontario, Can, Mr Bullis resided 55 years in Sandstone, Minn, before coming here. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; five daughters, Mrs Arthur Martin and Mrs Albert Jonson of Sandstone, Mrs A E Forstrom, Mrs Harding, both of Superior and Mrs Millard Garrison, Washington DC; two sons, Elmer, of Minneapolis, and Adrian of North Branch, Minn; a brother, Joseph, of Canada and another, T Bullis, of Rio Hondo Tex; a sister, Gertrude, of Canada. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Downs funeral home.

M Bullis Is Laid to Rest Here Tuesday

Mathew Bullis, one of Pine county's oldest pioneers, passed away last Saturday in St Joseph's hospital in Superior, Wisconsin. For the past two years, he had suffered from a heart ailment, but up to his last illness he was enjoying fairly good health and only a few weeks ago visited his children at Sandstone and North Branch. Easter Sunday he became ill and two days later he was taken to St Joseph's hospital for treatment.

Mr Bullis was born April 10, 1864, on Wolfe Island, Lake Ontario, Canada. He was united in marriage to Sarah E Rennix in Superior, Wis, on July 18, 1889, and shortly thereafter settled in Sandstone, where they made their home for over fifty years. About two years ago they left Sandstone and went to live with a daughter, Mrs R E Harding in Superior, where they were living at the time of his death last Saturday.

Mr Bullis became the first railway agent for the Eastern Minnesota Railway in the Quarry City shortly before that railroad became a part of the Great Northern system. On September 1, 1894, he and his family went through the great Hinckley fire and after getting running orders to Superior for the No 3 passenger train on the Eastern Minnesota, he and his family, together with many others, were rescued from the Kettle river.

After the fire danger had passed, Mr Bullis returned to Sandstone where he held his job until 1902, when he and Fred L Dennie organized the Quarryman's State Bank as the first bank in Pine county. He served the institution as cashier until 1915. Later he was interested in several other banks in the county.

Mr Bullis served as a member of the school board for six years, during which time the large stone school was remodeled and rebuilt. He was trearsuer in the Town of Sandstone for 11 years and was member of the village council several years; four years as recorder and was also one of the trustees of said council. In a larger political field Mr Bullis had the honor of serving as county commissioner from 1910 to 1914.

Mr Bullis was a charter member of the Presbyterian church and was always one of its most ardent supporters. He was held in the very highest respect by all who knew him and all were very sorry to hear of his passing.

Mr & Mrs Bullis celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on July 18, 1939, when all of the family and many others assembled to do them honor.

He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife, and seven children: Mrs Albert Johnson and Mrs Arthur Martin, both of Sandstone; Mrs Raymond Harding and Mrs A E Forstrom, both of Superior; Mrs Millard M Garrison of Washington, DC; Elmer Bullis of Minneapolis and Adrian Bullis of North Branch; three brothers, John J Bullis of St Paul, Joseph Bullis of Emerson, Manitoba, Canada, Thad Bullis of Rio Hondo, Texas, and a sister, Gertrude Bullis, of Emerson, Canada; seven grandchildren, Gayle, Sandra and Deedree Bullis, Marilyn and Audrey Forstrom; Millard Garrision III and Betty Lou Martin.

Funeral services were held at the Down's Funeral Home in Superior, Wis, Tuesday morning at 10:30, Rev Allen R Fredine officiating, after which services were held at the Congregational church at Sandstone at 2:30 pm, Rev Glenn R Albro officiating. Pall-bearers were Alex Kelly, John Forstrom, Dr H P Dredge, Jos H Klein, G K Feyma and James Tyre. Interment was made in the Spring Park Cemetery. The many friends of the family extend condolences in their bereavement.

1st Published : The Daily Telegram : no date - Sunday? : WI Superior
2nd Published : The Pine County Courier : 1942 Apr 16 Thu : MN Sandstone

(two original clippings courtesy of Lucie Bullis Forstrom : TX Plano)
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

Sarah Rennix Bullis

BULLIS.Sarah Evelyn Rennix
Sarah.S E ~ age: 92y.3m.23d
b. 1861 Dec 02 Mon
d. 1954 Mar 25 Thu
b. 1954 Mar 28 Sun
Spring Park Cemetery

gravestone: Sarah Bullis

1889 Mathew & Sarah Bullis

1889 Wedding : Mathew & Sarah

Sarah Evelyn Rennix BULLIS


Last Rites Held Sunday for Mrs Matthew Bullis

Mrs Matthew Bullis passed away Thursday, March 25, 1954, at her old home in Sandstone, which is now the residence of her daughter, Madaline, and her husband, Albert Johnson. Mrs Bullis was confined to her bed only a few days, but had been very feeble for several months. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of her death. She was 92 years, 3 months and 23 days of age.

Sarah Evelyn Rennix was born in Lurgan, County Down, Ireland, on December 2, 1861. She went to Emerson, Manitoba, to live with her sister, Mrs Spence, and there met Matthew Bullis, whom she married on July 18, 1889. They took up residence in Sandstone and went through the Hinckley Fire. They lived here until 1940, at which time Mr Bullis took ill, and they sold their home and went to live with their daughter, Grace, and her husband, Ray Harding, in Superior, Wis, where he passed away April 11, 1942. Mrs Bullis remained there until July, 1953, since which time she lived with her daughters, Mrs Albert Johnson and Mrs Arthur Martin, in Sandstone.

Mrs Bullis was very modest and retiring and always could find something good to say about everybody. Those who knew her, loved her.

Mrs Bullis is survived by two sons, Elmer of Minneapolis and Adrian of North Branch; five daughters, Daisy (Mrs Arthur Martin) and Madaline (Mrs Albert Johnson) of Sandstone; Lucie (Mrs Adrian Forstrom) of Key Largo, Florida; Grace (Mrs Raymond Harding) of Superior and Lessie (Mrs M M Garrison) of Washington DC; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, as well as other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs Bullis were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Congregational church with Rev Donald Sterling officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs James Best, accompanied by Mrs Arthur Larson. Pallbearers were: James Tyre, Earl Jones, Douglas Lynds, Carl Pearson, John Forstrom and Herbert Gjertson. Interment was made in Sandstone Spring Park cemetery.

Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mr and Mrs J J Bullis, Mr and Mrs O J Johnson, Mrs Nick Perkins, Mr and Mrs Elmer Tillquist and daughter, Janet, and Mrs Aaron Nyquist of St Paul; Mr and Mrs Elmer Bullis, Mr and Mrs Art Gjertson, Mrs Art Hale, Dr and Mrs Thos Dredge, Ethel Dredge of Minneapolis; Ray Harding, Mr and Mrs Ray Dhooge, Fred Odell, John Berg, Mrs Buck, Donald Buck, Violet LaLonde, Mrs Hugh Kerman, Miss Josephine Daley, Miss Colette McKinnon, Mr and Mrs Clarence Shaw and Miss Pauline Woods of Superior, Wis; Robert Burrows and I Johnson of Duluth; Judge and Mrs A M Bullis and Sandra and Deedree [Bullis] and Lucile Nordgren of North Branch; Mr and Mrs Albert Stark of Harris; Dr James Slaven of Pine City and Mrs Lackore and Miss Nellie Sloan of Chisago City.

Son-in-law Dies Same Day

Just a few minutes before the death of Mrs Bullis, word was received that Lessie's husband Millard Garrison, 49 years of age, had died very suddenly of a heart attack, and Mrs Ray Harding and son, Rickey, left immediately to be with Lessie and her two sons. Mr Garrison, a former Navy Captain, was buried in Arlington Cemetery on Monday afternoon, March 29th.

Published : The Pine County Courier : 1954 Apr 01 Thu : MN Sandstone

(original clipping courtesy of Lucie Bullis Forstrom : TX Plano)
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

B92: William John & Ellen Scott BULLIS

Family: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 4

B921: obit
Caroline Eveline
BULLIS (Eveline)

B922: obit
Williamena Thompson

B923: obit
Sydney Elkin

B924: obit
Bessie Noble

B925: obit
Ellen Cuthbertson

B921(S): obit

B922(S): obit
Thomas Roy

B923(S): need obit
Ilah Ann

B924(S): obit
Harry Clifford

B925(S): obit

1918 CE & Eugene Sanders
B921: 1918 Eveline & Eugene

SANDERS.Caroline Eveline Bullis
Eveline ~ age: 70y.4m.2d
b. 1890 Feb 14 Fri
d. 1960 June 16 Thu
b. 1960 Jun 20 Mon
Emmett Riverside Cemetery
o. Homemaker

Caroline Eveline BULLIS SANDERS


Mrs C E Sanders Dies in Oregon; Rites in Emmett

Emmett Idaho - Services for Mrs Caroline E Sanders, 70, who died at Hermiston Ore, June 16, were conducted at the United Presbyterian church here Monday afternoon with the Rev Raymond Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Emmett cemetery.

Mrs Sanders was born in Emerson, Manitoba, Canada, February 14, 1890. She moved to Emmett from Montana in 1934, and resided here until 1956 when she moved to Spokane, where she had since resided.

She was active in the Eastern Star, Rebekahs, American Legion and Disabled Veterans auxiliaries and the Presbyterian Church during her residence here. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Emmett and the Methodist Church at Spokane.

Survivors include three sons, William of Stanfield Ore, Joseph of Carlsbad Calif, Maynard of Spokane; two daughters, Mrs Mary White of The Dalles Ore, Mrs Bessie Bennett of Soap Lake Wash; two sisters, Mrs Bessie Butters of Weyburn, Sask, Canada; Mrs Ellen MacRae of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; one brother, Sydney Bullis of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, and 14 grandchildren.

Published : The Emmett Index : 1960 Jun 23 Thu : ID Emmett
(courtesy of the Idaho Genealogical Library : ID Boise)

gravestone: Eveline & Eugene Sanders


rank unkn ~ US Military (WWI)
Eugene ~ age: 59y.6m.26d
b. 1886 Jul 13 Tue
d. 1946 Feb 08 Fri
b. 1946 Feb 14 Thu
Emmett Riverside Cemetery
o. Military - WWI
MT.Homestead Rancher
ID.Salesman-McNess Co

Emmett ID Riverside Cemetery
2007 Riverside Cemetery



Eugene Sanders Dies at Middleton

- Emmett Idaho - Eugene Sanders died suddenly in his sleep at the home of Mr and Mrs J K Robinson in Middleton early Friday morning, February 8. Mr Sanders had recently taken a route as a salesman for the McNess company and was staying with the Robinsons at the time of his death.

Eugene Sanders was born at Emington, Illinois, July 13, 1886 [eldest son of Howard E Sandes and Mary Hamilton Duff Sanders - excerpt : The Emmett Messenger]. At the age of 20 he moved with his parents to Saskatchewan, Canada, where he engaged in the garage business. He married Caroline Eveline Bullis September 25, 1918, at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Can.

Mr Sanders served in World War I after which he settled in Montana and resided there until the fall of 1935, when he moved his family to the Emmett valley, where they still reside.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church here. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, of which he was a past commander of the local chapter, and was serving his eighth year as historian of the state D A V Organization. He was a member of the local post of the American Legion. His earnest desire was to help in every way he could, disabled veterans, and especially during the past year his help and advise to these men has been a very fine service.

He is survived by his wife, Eveline; three sons, William Howard of Caldwell, recently discharged from the army; Joseph Sydney, and Maynard Beecher, both serving in the Marine Corps; two daughters, Mary Ellen and Bessie Jane, both at home; one grandson, James Maynard; one brother, Joseph D Sanders of Vancouver, BC; one sister, Mrs Jennie Richie of Campus, Ill, and a legion of friends throughout the United States and Canada. His parents and one sister, Mabel, died several years ago. All of his immediate family and his brother will be in attendance at the funeral. Mrs Richie is unable to be present because of illness.

The Rev J E S Laham, assisted by the Rev A E Gilbert, will officiate at the funeral Thursday at 2:30 pm at the Buchnum chapel. At Riverside cemetary the state officials of the Disable American Veterans will have charge of the graveside service and the military salute will be fired by the American Legion firing squad. Burial will be in the Legion plot of Riverside cemetery.

Published : The Emmett Index & The Emmett Messenger : 1946 Feb 14 Thu : ID Emmett
(courtesy of the Idaho Genealogical Library : ID Boise)
cemetery photos by Cherie Branch Wheless


Thompson Bullis

Mena ~ age: 66y.7m.1d
b. 1892 Oct 24 Mon
d. 1959 May 25 Mon
b. 1959 May 28 Thu
Sect 18L-02-B
Riverside Memorial Cemetery

Williamena Thompson Bullis WILLIAMSON


In Memory of Mrs Mena Williamson

WILLIAMSON - On Monday, May 25, 1959, Williamena T Williamson passed away at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by her husband Mr Thomas Roy Williamson in Jan 1955. The late Mrs Williamson is survived by one brother Sidney E Bullis of Beamsville, Ont, and 3 sisters, Mrs Evelyn Sanders, Spokane, Washington, Mrs Bessie Butters, Weyburn, Mrs Ellen MacRae, Medicine Hat, Alta. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the Weyburn Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28th at 1:30 pm. Rev Ivan Carroll officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot, Riverside Memorial cemetery, Regina at four pm. Rev G C Darby, conducting graveside service. No flowers. Donations to the CNIR [Center for Neural Injury and Recovery].

(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)


Tom ~ age: 84y.8m.11d
b. 1870 Apr 28 Thu
CAN-NB.Saint John
d. 1955 Jan 08 Sat
b. 1955 Jan 10 Mon
Sect 18L-02-C
Riverside Memorial Cemetery
o. Farming Instructor.Farmer



T R Williamson dies Saturday

A resident of Saskatchewan for 52 years, Thomas Roy Williamson, 84, of 1374 Cornwall Street, died Saturday in a Regina hospital. Funeral service was at Bremner's funeral chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev George Struthers officiating. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park.

Born at Saint John, NB, Mr Williamson came to Qu'Appelle, Sask, in 1903 to be farming instructor on an Indian reserve. In 1922 he started farming for himself at Verwood, switched to Viceroy three years later, then began again at Weyburn where he farmed until the early 40's.

He came to Regina in 1946 and was employed as a caretaker until he retired five years ago. Mr Williamson was a member of the Oddfellows lodge and was a member of the Masons at Weyburn.

He is survived by his wife, the former Williamena Bullis, and two sisters, Mrs Emma Telvick, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs May Baldwin, Allston, Mass.

(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)


BULLIS.Sydney Elkin
Syd ~ age: 86y.8m.18d
b. 1896 Jul 05 Sun
d. 1983 Mar 23 Wed
Linhaven Home for Aged
CAN-ON.St Catharines
b. 1983 Mar 28 Mon
Sect Q-L9 #3 SE #4
Queens Lawn Cemetery
o. Repairman-rural
telephone systems

Sydney Elkin BULLIS


District Obituary : Sidney Elkin Bullis

Sidney Elkin Bullis, 86, of St Catharines, Ont, who lived in and near Weyburn from 1905 to 1922, died March 23 in St Catharines. Mr Bullis moved as a child with his family from Emerson to Weyburn in 1905. After finishing school here he attended Moose Jaw Boy's College for a short period of time, then returned to farm north of Weyburn. In 1922 he married Ilah Brown of London, Ont, and moved to London. In 1935 they moved to St Catharines.

Mr Bullis was a member of Temple Lodge No 296 AF and AM in St Catharines, the Scottish Rite in Hamilton, Ont, and Ismailia Shrine Temple in Buffalo, New York. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of St Catharines and the United Commercial Travellers. Prior to moving to Ontario Mr Bullis pumped the Knox Presbyterian Church organ and later sang in the Knox Church Choir. He was a member of the volunteer fire department and a repairman for the rural telephone systems.

Mr Bullis was pre-deceased by his wife in 1965. He is survived by daughter, Beth Truhlar of Woodbridge, Ont, one sister, Ellen MacRae of Medicine Hat, Alta, and two grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, March 26 in the chapel of Tallman Funeral Home in Beamsville, Ont. Interment was in Queen's Lawn Cemetery in Grimsby, Ont.

BULLIS, Sydney E - At Linhaven, St Catharines, on Wednesday, March 23, 1983, Sydney Elkin Bullis, aged 86 years, husband of the late Ilah A Brown (1965), dear father of Beth (Mrs E J Truhlar) of Woodbridge and loving grandfather of Joan and Anne; also survived by one sister, Ellen (Mrs A MacRae) of Medicine Hat. Predeceased by three sisters, Mrs Eveline Sanders, Mrs Mena Williamson and Mrs Bessie Butters.

Mr Bullis is at the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 21 King St E, Beamsville where visiting hours are today, 2-4 and 7-9. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 2 pm. Interment Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. Temple Lodge No 296 AF & AM memorial service this evening at 7:30 at the funeral home.

(Published : obit-SK Weyburn.death notice-ON St Catharines) [assumed-copies without info]
Note: Beamsville, then Grimsby, are located west of St Catharines along Lake Ontario

Bessie Bullis Butters

BUTTERS.Bessie Noble Bullis
Bessie ~ age: 78y.8m.28d
b. 1899 May 29 Mon
d. 1978 Feb 26 Sun
b. 1978 Feb 28 Tue
Sect 127-023 (map)
Hillcrest Cemetery
o. Doctor's Receptionist

Bessie Noble Bullis BUTTERS


In Memory of Mrs Bessie N Butters

Funeral services for Mrs Bessie Noble Butters, 78, of Weyburn, who passed away Feb 26 were held Tuesday, Feb 28 from Grace United Church with Rev Ross McMurtry officiating.

Mrs Butters was born May 29, 1899 at Emmerson [Emerson], Man, the daughter of William and Ellen Bullis. She came to Weyburn with her parents in 1906 where her father served as the Secretary for the RM [Rural Municipality] of Weyburn. She received her education in Weyburn, attending the Old Stone School, Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate. Following her schooling she was employed by Dr McGillivray, Dr Eaglesham, Dr Good as receptionist. On Dec 26, 1925 at her parent's residence she was united in marriage to the late Harry Butters. Following their marriage they farmed in the Riverview district up until the death of Mr Butters on March 23, 1955. In 1956 she moved into Weyburn where she was again employed by Dr McGillivray and Dr Eaglesham. In October of 1968 she retired from the doctors' offices.

In the early years Mrs Butters had sang in the Knox Presbyterian Church Choir. In 1925 she joined the United Church and had served for many years on the official board of the Church. She was a member of the Allie Griffin Unit of the United Church women, was a 24 year member of the Alexandra Rebekah Lodge and a member of the St Andrews Ladies Aid.

Predeceased by her husband, Mrs Butters is survived by four daughters, Lorraine Boyle, Colgate, Isabelle Butters, Weyburn, Wilma Oliver, Winnipeg, Man, Shirley Aston, Lloydminster, Alta, a brother, Sydney Bullis, St Catherines, Ont, a sister, Ellen MacRae of Medicine Hat, Alta, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Harry Bowditch, Mrs Dolly Stutt, Mrs Edna Mitchell, Willis Bennett, Mrs Winnie Hawton, Mrs Lillian Kronberg. Active pallbearers were Ferris Lawrence, Bill Loftus, Dick Jackson, Allan Beach, Alex Sidloski, Cliff Sterling. Interment followed in the family plot in the Hillcrest Cemetery with the Weyburn Funeral Home in charge.

Published : Weyburn Review : 1978 Mar 9 Thu
(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)

gravestone: Harry & Bessie Butters
(courtesy of Val Thomas-photographer : SK Weyburn)
Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project


BUTTERS.Harry Clifford
Harry ~ age: 62y.4m.23d
b. 1892 Oct 31 Mon
CAN-ON.Cramahe Twp
d. 1955 Mar 23 Wed
CAN-SK.Weyburn Farm
b. 1955 Mar 26 Sat
Sect 127-024 (map)
Hillcrest Cemetery
o. Farmer

Harry Clifford BUTTERS


S Weyburn Farms Dies Suddenly

Harry C Butters, farmer in the South Weyburn district, died suddenly yesterday morning while at work in his barn. Funeral services for Harry Clifford Butters, a district farmer for the past 41 years, were held from Grace United Church on March 26. Rev A Calder officiated and F Young conducted the choir in the favorite of the deceased "The King of Love My Shephard Is".

Mr Butters was 62 years of age. He came to the Weyburn district from Waksworth, Ontario in 1914. He married Bessie N Bullis in December of 1925 and has farmed south of Weyburn ever since. He was a respected citizen of the Riverview school district.

He leaves to mourn besides his wife, four daughters, Lorraine of Colgate, Wilma of Winnipeg, and Isabelle and Shirley of Weyburn. Two brothers, Charles and Clarence, and one sister, Mrs H Clapperton, all of Baltimore, Ontario also survive.

Pallbearers were J H Stutt, H G Bowditch, F S Lawrence, E B Freeman, W L Pierce and E A Kyle. Interment was made in Hillcrest cemetery. The Weyburn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of a dear husband and
father, who passed away March 23, 1955:
Loving and kind in all his ways.
Upright and just to the end of his days.
Sincere and kind in heart and mind.
What a beautiful memory he left behind.

- Remembered by wife Bessie and family -
(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : Weyburn Canada)


MacRAE.Ellen Cuthbertson Bullis
Ellen ~ age: 79y.5m.19d
b. 1904 Feb 02 Tue
d. 1983 Jul 21 Thu
CAN-AB.Medicine Hat
b. 1983 Jul 26 Tue
Sect E 216E 17N D
Hillside Cemetery
(see Burial Listing: M)
CAN-AB.Medicine Hat

Ellen Cuthbertson Bullis MacRAE


In Memory of Ellen Bullis MacRae

DEATHS: MACRAE - On July 21, 1983 at Medicine Hat, Mrs Ellen Cuthbertson MacRae passed away at the age of 79 years. Mrs MacRae leaves to mourn her passing her children Roy Allan and his wife Kathleen of Calgary, Robert James and his wife Ann of Nanaimo, BC, and David Malcolm of Nigeria. Four grandchildren Allan and his wife Rose, Deanne, Ronald, and Susan; also two great grandchildren Katie and Curtis. Mrs MacRae was predeceased by her husband Allan MacRae on March 4, 1983. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 1983 at 1:00 PM in COOK'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, with Reverand Aldeen McKay officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook's Funeral Chapel Limited. Telephone 527-6455.

(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)


Ellen ~ age: 83y.8m.24d
b. 1899 Jun 08 Thu
CAN-NS.St Rose
d. 1983 Mar 04 Fri
b. 1983 Mar 09 Wed
Sect E 216E 17S D
Hillside Cemetery
CAN-AB.Medicine Hat
o. Teacher - Principal
Canadian Armed Forces

Allan MacRAE


In Memory of Allan MacRae

ALLAN MacRAE - On March 4, 1983, at Calgary, Allan MacRae, age 83 of Medicine Hat, passed away. He is survived by his wife Ellen (formerly Bullis); three sons, Roy and his wife Kathleen of Calgary, Robert and his wife Ann of Nanaimo, and David of Nigeria; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr MacRae had taken his normal training at Regina and secondary education at Saskatoon. He had served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He worked as a teacher and School Prinicipal at several communities throughout Saskatchewan and southern Alberta. Mr MacRae was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Masonic Order, the Scottish Rite and the Golden K. He was a former resident of Weyburn.

Funeral services were held on March 9 at 1 pm in Westminster United Church, Medicine Hat with Rev Dr L E Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery.

(courtesy of Isabelle Butters : SK Weyburn)

B93: Mathew & Sarah Evelyn Rennix BULLIS

Family: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 4

B931: obit
Elmer Rennix

B931(S): need obit
Cora H[alverson]

B932: obit
Elizabeth Natalie
BULLIS (Daisy)

B932(S): obit

B933: obit
Sarah Madaline

B933(S): obit
Albert Jay

B934: obit
Adrian Mathew
BULLIS (Jimmy)

B934(S): obit
Vera Margaret

B935: obit
Lucie Irene

B935(S): obit
Adrian Earl

B936: obit
Grace Luverne

B936(S): obit
Raymond Earl

B937: obit
Lessie Althea

B937(S): obit
Millard Milo

Elmer Rennix Bullis

Lt Col ~ US Army
BULLIS.Elmer Rennix
Elmer.El ~ age: 74y.9m.24d
b. 1890 May 15 Thu
USA-MN.Sandstone.Pine (old site)
d. 1965 Mar 11 Thu
b. 1965 Mar 15 Mon
Sect D Site 2797
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
o. US Army (c1917-c1949)
Minneapolis Gas Co: Attorney

gravestone: 1965 Lt Col Elmer Bullis

Lt Col Elmer Rennix BULLIS ~ US Army

written by Daisy Bullis Martin

Elmer R Bullis, 74, 4254 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, former resident of Sandstone, passed away last Thursday. Mr Bullis, son of the late Mr and Mrs Matt Bullis, was born at Sandstone May 15, 1890. He served as a Major in World War I and a Lt Colonel in World War II. He practiced law in Minneapolis many years and was an attorney for the Minneapolis Gas Co before retirement. He is survived by five sisters, (Daisy) Mrs Arthur Martin and (Madeline) [Madaline] Mrs Albert Johnson of Sandstone, (Lucie) Mrs Adrian Forstrom, Boulder City, Nev, (Grace) Mrs Raymond Harding, Superior, Wis, and (Lessie) Mrs Millard Garrison, Minneapolis; one brother, Judge A M Bullis of North Branch. His wife [Cora Ostrem Bullis] passed away four years ago. Services were held Monday at 11 am at Davies Mortuary, Minneapolis, and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In Memoriam

Elmer R Bullis was born of English and Irish parentage, on May 15th, 1890, in the quarry town of Sandstone, in Pine County, Minnesota. As a boy of four years, he escaped the holocaust of the Hinckley fire by a narrow margin when his parents found refuge in the Kettle River, a mile away from their home. As a youth he worked in the quarry there, graduated from High School, and went on to the University of Minnesota where he entered the Law School. He had played the cornet in the local village band, and so went on to become a member of the University Band; he later became a member of the Minneapolis Apollo Club. He joined the Phi Kappa Sigma Law Fraternity, of which he was Secretary and Treasurer and later became president of the Alumni Association.

Shortly after admission to the Bar, he set up a law office, with Harold Rogers, who became District Judge in Minneapolis. At the outbreak of World War I, he entered the first Officers Training Camp at Fort Snelling (Minneapolis MN). He was commissioned as a lieutenant, and trained further at Camp Dodge in Iowa. He was [a Major] with M Company, 351st Infantry Regiment in France at the termination of the war. Upon his return he was employed with Drake-Ballard Company of Minneapolis for a number of years, and upon leaving his employment there, went into the Law Firm of Nichols, Nash, Farnand and Mullins.

When World War II threatened, he spent much time in the training of Home Guards in Minneapolis, and when the war broke out he reentered the service, training at Fort Benning in Georgia, and was commissioned as a Captain. Much of the time of World War II he spent in Chicago as Provost Marshall, where his responsibilities concerned the thousands of service men who came to Chicago on transfers and furloughs each weekend, and also had to do with prisoners of war in Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. He was discharged from service after termination of the war with permanent rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Upon his return to Minneapolis, he was employed as an attorney by the Minneapolis Gas Company and remained with them until retirement in 1955. He was widowed upon the death of his wife on February 1, 1961. During his retirement years he was interested in carrying on a little of his law practice from his home, and was actively engaged in probating an estate up until the day of his death. He passed peacefully away of heart failure on March 11th, 1965, and was interred at Fort Snelling Cemetery on March 15, 1965. He left a brother, Judge A M Bullis of North Branch, five sisters; Mrs M M Garrison of Minneapolis, Mrs Arthur Martin and Mrs Albert Johnson of Sandstone, Mrs Raymond Harding of Superior, Wisc, and Mrs A E Forstrom of Boulder City, Nevada.

Mr Bullis was a member of the Minnesota Historical Society of Minneapolis, of the Richfield American Legion Post No 435, of Phi Kappa Sigma Law Fraternity, and the Minnesota Bar Association.

(courtesy of Betty Martin Gjertson : MN Sandstone)
(headstone photo & map courtesy of Robert A Gjertson : MN Fridley)

Daisy Bullis Martin
B932: 1976 Mar 12 Fri

MARTIN.Elizabeth Natalie Bullis
Daisy ~ age: 87y.1m.4d
b. 1892 Nov 11 Fri
USA-MN.Sandstone.Pine (old site)
d. 1979 Dec 15 Sat
b. 1979 Dec 18 Tue
Spring Park Cemetery
o. Church Organist
Insurance Agent
Estate Executrix

Daisy ~ Elizabeth Natalie BULLIS MARTIN

written by Betty Martin Gjertson

Daisy Bullis Martin, 87, Sandstone, passed away Saturday, December 15
at the Sandstone Area Hospital, after a short illness

Elizabeth Natalie Bullis was born November 11, 1892 at Sandstone, the daughter of the late Mathew and Sarah Bullis. She was one of the survivors of the Great Hinckley Fire of September 1, 1894. She graduated from the local high school and attended the University of Minnesota. On September 5, 1917, she was united in marriage to Arthur Martin at Alexandria, New York. They resided in the Sandstone area since 1919. For many years she assisted her father in his investment and insurance business, taking over the M Bullis Insurance Agency when he passed away in 1942. She retired in 1977. She was a member of the United Church of Christ (Congregational), where she served as organist for over 55 years; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was active in many other community activities.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur; one daughter, Mrs Betty (Arthur) Gjertson, Sandstone; one brother, Judge Adrian M Bullis, North Branch; three sisters, Mrs Lucie Forstrom, Plano, Texas; Mrs Grace (Raymond) Harding, Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin and Mrs Lessie Garrison in Silver Spring, Maryland; two grandsons, Stephen and Robert Gjertson, Minneapolis and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday from the United Church of Christ in Sandstone with Rev Earl Snader officiating. Mrs Morieta Larson was organist. Interment followed at the Spring Park Cemetery. Casket bearers were George Jamison, Irvin Grogan, Walter Schwartz, George Feyma, Geoffrey Vork and J Robert Larson. Arrangements by the Larson Haglund Funeral Home, Sandstone.

Published : The Pine County Courier (1979) : MN Sandstone

gravestone: Art & Daisy Martin

Arthur Martin
B932(S): 1976 Mar 12 Fri

Art ~ age: 92y.1m.28d
b. 1889 Oct 13 Sun
d. 1981 Dec 11 Fri
b. 1981 Dec 14 Mon
Spring Park Cemetery
o. Church Choir Director
Singer (Quartets & Solo)
Quarry: Paving-stone Cutter
Klein's Dept Store: Clerk


written by Betty Martin Gjertson

Arthur Martin, 92, Sandstone, died Friday, Dec 11 at the Sandstone Area Nursing Home

Nursing Home News: Friday morning, Arthur Martin passed away at the nursing home at the age of 92. Arthur was a member of the United Church of Christ, Sandstone. Arthur was well known and gifted with a beautiful voice for singing. He has one daughter, Betty, Mrs Arthur Gjertson, Sandstone, grandchildren and several relatives and friends. God bless all of you at this time and always.

Arthur is survived by his daughter, Mrs Betty (Arthur) Gjertson, Sandstone, two grandsons, Stephen Gjertson and Robert Gjertson, both in Minneapolis, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews in England.

Mr Martin was born in Enderby, Leicestershire, England, Oct 13, 1889, the son of George and Emma Martin. In 1909, he left England and came to Sandstone. He was a paving cutter and found employment at the quarries in Sandstone. During the winter months, Arthur would travel to other quarries around the country for work, Massachusetts, North Carolina and New York State were among his travels.

While working in Alexandria Bay, New York, he met* Daisy Bullis and the couple was married Sept 5, 1919 [married 1917 returned 1919]. They then returned to Sandstone where they have made their home since. Arthur served his country during WWI in the Army, and remained active for over 63 years in the American Legion. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Sandstone and acted as its choir director for over 30 years. During Arthur's later working career he was employed as a clerk in Klein's Department Store in Sandstone, retiring in 1954. His wife Daisy preceded him in death Dec 15, 1979. Arthur was the last member of the family of 10 children. The rest of the family lived in England.

Funeral services were held Monday from the United Church of Christ, Sandstone, with Rev Paul Seburg officiating. Interment followed at the Spring Park Cemetery. Casket bearers were Irv Grogan, George Feyma, Geoffrey Vork, Elwood Larson, Renee Stadin and Albert Eitens. Mrs Morieta Larson provided the music. Arrangements by Haglund Funeral Home, Sandstone.

Published : The Pine County Courier (1981) : MN Sandstone

(courtesy of Betty Martin Gjertson : MN Sandstone)
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

*Note: Art first 'met' Daisy while he was working in Sandstone MN. After Art moved to New York to work, Daisy traveled with her father and sister Lucie to Alexandria Bay, where Da & Art 'met' and married.

Mada Bullis Johnson

JOHNSON.Sarah Madaline Bullis
Mada.Upa ~ age: 78y.2m.25d
b. 1894 May 16 Wed
USA-MN.Sandstone.Pine (old site)
d. 1972 Aug 10 Thu
b. 1972 Aug 15 Tue
Sect L Site 696
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
o. College English Teacher

gravestone: 1972  Madaline Johnson

Mada ~ Sarah Madaline BULLIS JOHNSON

written by Daisy Bullis Martin

Services Held at Sandstone for Mada Johnson

Mrs Madaline Johnson, 78, a life-long resident of Sandstone, passed away at the Pine County Memorial Hospital at Sandstone on Thursday night, August 10th after a brief illness.

Mrs Johnson was born at Sandstone on May 16, 1894, the daughter of Matthew and Sarah Bullis. As an infant, she lived through the Great Fire of September 1, 1894 which destroyed Sandstone and other villages. She was graduated from Sandstone High School, St Cloud State College and the University of Minnesota. She taught school for a number of years at St Cloud, Seattle and Minneapolis. She was married to Albert Johnson at Sandstone June 29, 1935. Mr Johnson preceded her in death on December 26, 1969.

Mrs Johnson was a member of the Sandstone United Church of Christ and took an active part in all church activities, the Women's Fellowship and on various boards. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, and also a long-time member of Rebecca Lodge and of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was Pine County chairman of the American Red Cross for several years.

She leaves to mourn her passing, one brother, Adrian Bullis of North Branch; four sisters, Mrs Daisy Martin of Sandstone, Mrs Lucie Forstrom of Dallas, Texas, Mrs Grace Harding of Superior and Mrs Lessie Garrison of Minneapolis. She is also survived by six nieces and three nephews.

Services were held on Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 pm with Rev Robert Burch officiating at the United Church of Christ at Sandstone. Mrs Arthur H Larson was the organist and the casket bearers were Frank Constantine, Al Van Der Werf, John Stubler, Roger Frase, J Robert Larson and Guy D Thorne. Burial was made in the US National Cemetery at Fort Snelling on Tuesday. Larson Funeral Home, Sandstone, in charge of arrangements.

Note: no sources with copied clipping, local paper published each Thursday, would have been
Published : Pine County Courier : 1972 Aug 17 Thu : MN Sandstone

(courtesy of Betty Martin Gjertson : MN Sandstone)
(headstone photo & map courtesy of Robert A Gjertson : MN Fridley)

Mada & Bert Johnson

Private FC ~ US Army WWI
JOHNSON.Albert Jay
Bert ~ age: 81y.3m.5d
b. 1888 Sep 21 Fri
d. 1969 Dec 26 Fri
USA-MN.Rush City.Chisago
b. 1969
Sect L Site 695
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
o. Attorney at Law &
Pine County Attorney

gravestone: 1969 Bert Johnson

Bert ~ Albert Jay JOHNSON


Albert Johnson, Former Co Attorney, Passes Away Friday

Albert Johnson, 81, a prominent resident of Sandstone, passed away at the Rush City Hospital Friday evening, December 26, after a long illness.

Born at Warren - Mr Johnson, a resident of Sandstone and Pine County since 1919, was born at Warren, Minnesota, on September 21, 1888, the son of Carl and Bena Johnson. He was a graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law of St Paul and served as Pine County Attorney for 20 years, and was very well known throughout the county. He took an active interest in his home community of Sandstone, being a member and was a Past Master of Sandstone Masonic Lodge No 234 for almost 50 years. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Scottish Rite of Shriners of AAD Temple at Duluth. He was a Veteran of World War I and was a charter member of Sandstone Hartley M Robey Post No 151 American Legion, and served as Commander. He served a term as Mayor of Sandstone and was Village Attorney for many years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ (Congregational). In his earlier years he was well known through county circles as a very capable baseball player.

He was married to Madaline Bullis on June 29, 1935, at Sandstone. Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, Walter of Alvarado, Minnesota, and August and William of California and two sisters, Mrs Inez Peterson of Clear Lake, IA, and Mrs Anna Labine of California.

Funeral held Monday - Funeral services were held from the United Church of Christ (Congregational) at Sandstone Monday, December 29th, at 2 pm with Rev Earl Snader officiating. Mrs James Best was the soloist, accompanied by Mrs Arthur H Larson. Casket bearers were: Carl Pearson, Nels Lundorff, Vernon Colby, Donald Hejny, Earl Jamison and John Stubler. Honorary casket bearers were: Herbert Gabrielson, George W Humphrey, John G Hawley and H T Kroning. Burial was made in the US National Cemetery at Fort Snelling. Larson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Note: no sources with copied clipping, local paper published each Thursday, would have been
Published : Pine County Courier : 1970 Jan 01 Thu : MN Sandstone

(courtesy of Betty Martin Gjertson : MN Sandstone)
(headstone photo & map courtesy of Robert A Gjertson : MN Fridley)

B934: . . . . . . . Judge Adrian M Bullis

BULLIS.Adrian Mathew
Jimmy.Jim ~ age: 82y.11m.24d
b. 1898 Apr 28 Thu
d. 1981 Apr 24 Fri
b. 1981 Apr 29 Wed
Oak Hill Cemetery
USA-MN.North Branch.Chisago
o. Attorney-at-Law
Chisago County Judge
numerous civic offices

gravestone: 1981 Jim Bullis

Adrian Mathew BULLIS


Adrian M Bullis, a resident of North Branch, Minn, for 53 years and a resident of central Minnesota for over 82 years, passed away in Albuquerque, NM, on April 24, 1981.

Born in Sandstone, Minn, April 28, 1898, he graduated from high school in 1916, attended Macalester College 1916-1917 and graduated from St Paul College of Law in 1926. On May 28, 1927, he married Vera Margaret Nordgren and in the following year established a law practice in North Branch, Minn, which was to last over 41 years. Mr Bullis was appointed probate judge of Chisago County in February 1942 by Gov Harold Stassen and served until Dec 1, 1969.

During his lifetime, Judge Bullis served as President of the 19th Judicial Bar Association, clerk of the village of North Branch for over 20 years, president and secretary of the Minnesota Probate Judges Association, commander and adjutant of the American Legion Branch, master and secretary of the North Branch Masonic Lodge, chairman of the Methodist church board and treasurer of its Sunday school, and as a member of the school board. He also presided as president and secretary of the North Branch Civic Club.

He is survived by his wife, Vera; three daughters: Gayle Bullis of Ely, Minn, Sandra Wayne and Deedree Stukas of Albuquerque, NM; three sisters: Mrs Lucie Forstrom of Plano, Texas, Mrs Ray Harding of Lake Nebagamon, Wis, and Mrs Lessie Garrison of Silver Springs, MD, and five grandchildren: Bryan and Mark Wayne and Paul, Kirstin and Michael Stukas.

A veteran of World War I, Mr Bullis will be interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, North Branch, Minn. He is remembered by those who knew him as a man of excellence, loved and respected, and devoted to the best in each of us. We are poorer with his passing, but far richer for the years of his presence.

Published: The Post Review : Thu 30 Apr 1981 : Rush City, North Branch & surrounding area
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29 at 2 pm at United Methodist Church, the Rev Wallace Henk officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Branch.

Note: original clippings, 1st without source - assumed published in The Pine County Courier, Sandstone MN
(courtesy of Betty Martin Gjertson; 2nd obit courtesy of Sandra Bullis Wayne)
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

1985 Vera Bullis
B934: 1985 Vera Bullis

BULLIS.Vera Margaret Nordgren
Vera. ~ age: 89y.9m.6d
b. 1904 May 22 Sun
d. 1994 Feb 28 Mon
USA-MN.North Branch.Chisago
b. 1994 Mar 02 Wed
Oak Hill Cemetery
USA-MN.North Branch.Chisago
o. Homemaker

gravestone: 1994 Vera Bullis



In Memory of Vera M Bullis

Vera Margaret Nordgren Bullis was born in Sunrise, Minnesota, on May 22, 1904. Her parents were Annie Boyce Nordgren and Elias Nordgren. The family of nine children moved to North Branch in 1919 and Vera graduated from high school there in 1922. She worked in the automobile department at the State Capitol in St Paul until her marriage on May 28, 1927 to Adrian Mathew Bullis of Sandstone, Minnesota, whom she met at her place of employment. They moved to North Branch in 1928, established a home and he began a law practice. They made North Branch their life-time home and raised a family of three daughters, Gayle, Sandra, and Deedree.

Vera loved her home and family, her church and community and was active in church and civic organizations. She was president of the Women's Society of Christian Service, a Sunday School teacher for fourteen years, served on many committees and most recently on the Administrative Council. During her life she was an active member of the PTA, the Women's Civic Club, and the Legion Auxiliary. She always gave generously of herself to any need and was dearly loved.

She leaves her three daughters, Gayle Bullis of North Branch, Sandra Wayne and Deedree Stukas of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Five grandchildren - Dr Bryan Wayne and Mark Wayne of Houston, Texas; Paul Stukas and his wife, Suzi and their daughter, Kenna Marie of San Francisco, California; Kirstin Stukas of Houston, Texas; and Michael Stukas of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two sisters, [Vera's twin] Verna Tillquist of St Paul, Minnesota, and Lucille Britz of Cambridge, Minnesota, one brother, Elias Nordgren of Moundsview, Minnesota, and many beloved nieces and nephews and friends.

(courtesy of Gayle Bullis : MN North Branch)
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

Lucie Bullis Forstrom
B935: 1992 by Olan Mills

FORSTROM.Lucie Irene Bullis
Lucie.Lu ~ age: 97y.4m.12d
b. 1900 Feb 14 Wed
d. 1997 Jun 26 Thu
b. 1997 Aug 07 Thu
Spring Park Cemetery
o. secretary-bookkeeper
motel manager.babysitter
pianist & accompanist


written by Cherie Branch Wheless

Lucie Bullis Forstrom was born to Mathew & Sarah Bullis on February 14, 1900, in Sandstone, Minnesota. She passed away at age 97 years while staying at the Caldwell Care Center, Caldwell, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Earl Forstrom on January 13, 1977, in Dallas, Texas.

Lucie and Ade were married in Sandstone on June 29, 1929, and resided for many years in Superior, Wisconsin, where their two daughters were born and raised. Lucie worked at the bank as a cashier and Klein's Department Store as the Bookkeeper until the day of her marriage. Ade & Lu spent their honeymoon traveling in the West, through Yellowstone and to Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. They lived in Superior until their daughters married, then spent many years living in Florida, Nevada, and Texas.

Note: SSDI death date as 1997 June 23 is incorrect - correction has been requested

gravestone: Ade & Lucie Forstrom

Ade Forstrom

FORSTROM.Adrian Earl
Ade.AE ~ age: 76y.5d
b. 1901 Jan 08 Tue
d. 1977 Jan 13 Thu
b. 1997 Aug 07 Thu
Spring Park Cemetery
o. Banker.Store Manager
Comptroller.Car Dealership
musician: organ.saxaphone

Adrian Earl FORSTROM

written by Lucie Bullis Forstrom

A E Forstrom, Ex-Resident, Dies in Dallas

Adrian E Forstrom, 1604 Ave L, Plano, Tex, formerly of Superior, died Jan 13 in a Dallas, Tex, hospital. He was born and raised in Sandstone, Minn.

Before moving to Superior, Mr Forstrom was employed by the Danbury State Bank. In Superior, he was affiliated with the US National Bank and later the National Bank of Commerce, of which he was a vice president. He was active in civic and church affairs, being a past president of the Retail Merchants Association, a director of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Duluth Shrine Club and president of the Forstrom Lincoln-Mercury Motors. He was a member of Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lucie; two daughters, Mrs Sanford (Marilyn) Branch, Caldwell, Idaho, and Mrs Doyle (Audrey) Williams, Dallas; two grandsons and two granddaughters. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs Ray Harding, Lake Nebagamon, formerly of Superior. The funeral and burial took place in Plano.

Note: The Forstrom sisters and family of Bullis nieces & nephews gathered on Thursday August 7th 1997 for a memorial & cremation burial in honor of Ade & Lucie Forstrom at the cemetery in their hometown of Sandstone MN.

Published : The Evening Telegram : 1977 Jan 17 Mon : WI Superior
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

Grace Bullis Harding
B936: 1992 Lake Nebagamon

HARDING.Grace Luverne Bullis
Gie ~ age: 91y.7m.14d
b. 1903 Feb 16 Mon
d. 1994 Sep 30 Fri
USA-WI.Hudson.St Croix
b. 1994 Oct 05 Wed
Lake Nebagamon Cemetery
USA-WI.Lake Nebagamon.Douglas
o. School Teacher - MN.Crosby
Bookkeeper - Holden Insurance Co



Grace Bullis Harding, 91, Hudson, Wis, formerly of Superior and Lake Nebagamon, died Friday, Sept 30, 1994, in Hudson Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Sandstone, where she grew up and attended schools. She graduated from St Cloud (Minn) Teachers College with a degree in education and taught in Crosby before becoming a bookkeeper for the Holden Insurance Co in Superior, where she worked until retiring in 1973. During her younger years, she played piano for the silent movies in theaters. On July 18, 1939, she married Raymond Harding in Superior. She was a member of Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church, Superior Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Superior Women's Club, all in Superior.

She is survived by her son, Richard of Afton, Minn; two sisters, Lucy [Lucie] Forstrom of Plano, Texas, and Lessie Garrison of Silver Spring, MD; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 pm today in O'Connell Valley Funeral Home in Hudson. Services will be at 2 pm Tuesday in United Methodist Church, Hudson. Burial will be at 2:30 pm Wednesday in Lake Nebagamon Cemetery.

(courtesy of Rick Harding : MN Afton)
(gravestones photos courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

gravestone: 1980 Raymond Earl Harding gravestone: 1994 Grace Bullis Harding

1967 Gie & Ray Harding
B936(S): 1967 Lake Superior

HARDING.Raymond Earl
Ray ~ age: 68y.1m.11d
b. 1912 Mar 20 Wed
d. 1980 May 01 Thu
(news: May 02 Friday)
USA-MN.Duluth.St Louis
b. 1980 May 05 Mon
Lake Nebagamon Cemetery
USA-WI.Lake Nebagamon.Douglas
US Army ~ MSgt (WWII)
o. Fitgers Brewery Distributor
o. City of Superior Deputy Treasurer

Raymond Earl HARDING


R E Harding, Ex-City Deputy Treasurer, Dies

Raymond E Harding, of Rt 1 Box 413A Lake Nebagamon, 68, died Friday morning at a Duluth hospital. He was born March 20, 1912 in Superior and had been a lifelong resident of the city until moving to Lake Nebagamon four years ago.

A World War II veteran, Mr Harding was a retired deputy city treasurer, retiring in 1974 after 12 years of service. He was a member of Hammond Avenue Prebyterian Church, formerly served as church treasurer and was a member of the church board of trustees. He was also a member of Acacia Lodge No 329, F & AM and the United Commerical Travelers Council No 333.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; one son, Richard R, Hibbing, Minn; three grandchildren, Richard J, Katherine N and Elizabeth E, all of Hibbing, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10:30 am, Monday at the Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church Monday from 9:30 am until the hour of service.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Superior Memorial Hospital, Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church or the Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church. Arrangments are being handled by the Downs Funeral Home.

Published: The Evening Telegram : 1980 May 2 Fri pg 2 : WI Superior
(courtesy of Gie Bullis Harding : WI Lake Nebagamon)

Lessie Bullis Garrison
B937: 1992 Lake Nebagamon

GARRISON.Lessie Althea Bullis
Less.Snick ~ age: 92y.3m.1d
b. 1905 Oct 19 Thu
d. 1998 Jan 20 Tue
b. 1998 Jan 26 Mon
Sect 4 Site 2739-A
Arlington National Cemetery
o. Secretary.Home-maker


written by Robert J Garrison

Lessie slipped away late in the evening of January 20, 1998, age 92, at Kirby Pines Manor, the nursing home that is part of the retirement community where she lived since moving to Tennessee in 1995. She received very good care from a dedicated and friendly staff at Kirby Pines Manor (Memphis TN).

I do not have to tell you that her death bears significance for the Bullis Family of Mat & Sarah which started with the birth of Elmer, well over a century ago, on May 15, 1890, in Sandstone, MN and ended with Lessie's death on January 20, 1998, in Memphis, TN.

Jan 26, 1998, was as beautiful as winter days can be in Washington DC. It was her wish to be buried beside our Dad at Arlington National Cemetery, a commitment Arlington made to her almost 44 years earlier. I will never forget that the sun shone on us as we listened to our friend, The Rev Barstad, remind us of her courageous life, of the tragedy she suffered, and her strength under adversity to keep her little family together. A picture of Mat & Sarah circa 1890 and her wedding ring were buried with her on a hill overlooking the city where life was good for her. Attending her at the graveside memorial service were her two sons with their wives, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

(courtesy of Robert Garrison : TN Memphis)
(gravestones courtesy of Arlington & Robert Gjertson : MN Fridley)

gravestone: 1998 Lessie Garrison gravestone: 1954 Millard Garrison

1954 Lessie & Millard Garrison
B937(S): 1954 Mar 07 Sun

Capt ~ US Navy (Reserves)
GARRISON.Millard Milo
Millard ~ age: 49y.4m.11d
b. 1904 Nov 14 Mon
d. 1954 Mar 25 Thu
b. 1954 Mar 29 Mon
Sect 4 Site 2739-B
Arlington National Cemetery
o. Radio Engineer-Consultant
US Navy-Captain (Reserves)

Millard Milo GARRISON


Millard M Garrison, Consulting Engineer

Millard M Garrison, 49, radio consulting engineer, died unexpectedly yesterday of a heart attack in his home, 5719 Ogden Road, Springfield MD. For the last year, he had been a partner in the consulting engineer firm of Page, Creutz, Garrison & Waldschmitt at 710 Fourteenth Street NW.

Born in Stanwood, Iowa, Mr Garrison worked for Jansky & Bailey, consulting engineers in Minnesota, after he was graduated from the University of Minnesota. During World War II, he served in the Navy, returning to inactive duty in 1946 as a captain. Afterwards he was with Chambers & Garrison here and had his own office as a radio consulting engineer. Mr Garrison was a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Society of Electrical Engineers, Federal Communications Commission Consulting Engineers' Association and the Kenwood Country Club.

Survivors are his widow, Lessie Bullis Garrison; two sons, Millard M [Mathew] and Robert Joel; his mother, Mrs Harriet B Garrision, and two brothers, Sterling B and William Garrison, all of Minneapolis, and two sisters, Mrs Lenore G Pidgeon, also of Minneapolis, and Mrs Harriet G Wilbour, Holden, Wash. Services will be held at 1 pm Monday in Fort Myer Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.

GARRISON, MILLARD M. Suddenly, on Thursday, March 25, 1954, at his home, 5719 Ogden St, Chevy Chase, MD, MILLARD M GARRISON, beloved husband of Lessie B Garrison, father of Millard M Jr [Millard Mathew], and Robert Joel Garrison, son of Harriet B and the late Milo M Garrision, brother of Mrs Lenora [Lenore] G Pidgeon, Mrs Charles B Wilbour, Sterling B and William Garrison. Friends are invited to call at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home of Robert A Pumphrey, Bethesda, MD. Services on Monday, March 29, at Fort Myer Chapel, Fort Myer, VA at 1 pm. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Heart Fund, Washington, DC.

Note: no sources with original laminated clipping
(courtesy of Lessie Bullis Garrison : MN Minneapolis)

B95: John Jay & Celestia Ann Chamberlain BULLIS

Family: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 4

B951: obit
Vera Genevieve

B951(S1): need obit
Clarence Everett

B951(S2): obit
Ole Jay

B952: obit
Everard Jay

B952(S): obit
Florence Margaret

B953: need obit
Robert Dewey

B954: need obit
Lillian Etta

B954(S): need obit
Ralph Melvin

B955: need obit
Ruth Elizabeth

B955(S): need obit
Burton William

B956: obit
Esther Roberta

B956(S): obit
Frederick Augustine
COOMBS 2nd (Fred)

1964 Everard & Florence Bullis
B952: 1964 Everard & Florence

PVT ~ US Marine Corps (WWI)
BULLIS.Everard Jay
Everard ~ age: 67y.3m.15d
b. 1896 Oct 10 Sat
d. 1964 Jan 25 Sat
b. 1964 Jan 28 Tue 2:00 pm
Wenatchee Cemetery

gravestone: Everard Bullis

Everard Jay BULLIS


Everard J Bullis, 67, a veteran of World War I, died Saturday at his home at 401 Pear Lane after a sudden illness. Before retiring in 1956 he worked as a civil engineer for the Soil Conservation Service here. Since 1944 he lived in Wenatchee. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn, Oct 10, 1896, and married Florence Gardner Dec 31, 1929. During World War I he served in the Marine Corps. He was a member of Rocky Reach Barracks, and attended the Methodist Church.

Surviving are: his widow; two sons, Jack Bullis, Longview, and Robert Bullis, Republic; his sisters, Mrs O Johnson and Mrs B Thayer, both of Minnesota, and Mrs F Combs [Coombs], in New Jersey; and eight grandchildren. Betts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the New Memorial Chapel of the Betts Funeral Home with the Rev G Richard Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in the Veterans Section of the Wenatchee Cemetery with Rocky Reach Barracks No 1251 in charge. Arrangements by the Betts Funeral Home.

Published : 1964 Jan 27 Mon : Wenatchee World pg 10
(courtesy of Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society : WA Wenatchee)
(gravestone photos courtesy of Bob Bullis : WA Spokane)
(1964 photo courtesy of Jack Bullis : WA Kelso)

Florence Bullis
B952(S): 1979 Florence

BULLIS.Florence Margaret Gardner
Florence ~ age: 90y.10m.17d
b. 1901 Mar 20 Wed
d. 1992 Feb 06 Thu
b. 1992 Feb 10 Mon 1:00 pm
Wenatchee Cemetery (crypt)

cryptstone: Florence Bullis

Florence Margaret GARDNER BULLIS


PUYALLUP - Former Wenatchee Valley resident Florence M Bullis, 90, died Thursday, Feb 6, 1992, at Puyallup. She was born March 20, 1901, at Ravenna, Ohio.

Mrs Bullis had lived in the Wenatchee Valley since the early 1940s, and had moved to the Puyallup area two years ago. She had been an English teacher, and had taught in many schools throughout Washington.

Survivors include two sons, John [Jack] Bullis of Kelso and Robert [Bob] Bullis of Puyallup; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everard Bullis.

Cryptside services will be held on Monday, Feb 10, 1 pm, at the Wenatchee Cemetery. At her request no flowers please. Arrangements by Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup.

Published : 1992 Feb 09 Sun : Wenatchee World pg 46
(courtesy of Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society : WA Wenatchee)
(1979 photo courtesy of Barbara Boling Bullis : ID Meridian)

Ruth & Burton Thayer

THAYER.Ruth Elizabeth Bullis
Ruth ~ age: 79y.9d
b. 1902 Nov 06 Thu
d. 1981 Nov 15 Sun
USA-MN.St Paul.Ramsey
b. 1981 Nov 17 Tue
Sect 20 Lot 422 grave 8
Lakewood Cemetery

Ruth Elizabeth Bullis THAYER


(courtesy of Paul B Thayer : CO Centennial)


THAYER.Burton William
Burton ~ age: 79y.7m.21d
b. 1899 Nov 13 Mon
d. 1979 Jul 04 Wed
USA-MN.St Paul.Ramsey
b. 1979 Jul 07 Sat
Sect 20 Lot 422 grave 7
Lakewood Cemetery

Burton William THAYER


(courtesy of Paul B Thayer : CO Centennial)


Descendants: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 5

c1980 Tom Prittie
B1711: c1980 Tom

PRITTIE.Thomas John
Tom ~ age: 81y.4m.7d
b. 1922 Nov 02 Thu
d. 2004 Mar 09 Tue
b. 2004 Mar
Palmyra Cemetery
o. Teacher - High School
Veteran & Community Volunteer
Historical Researcher - in reference
see Thomas & Dixie Prittie listed
Book: William Sabin Descendants
History: Clinton County Ohio

Thomas John PRITTIE


Thomas J Prittie, 81, of Palmyra, died March 9, 2004. Tom is survived by his wife, Dixie; sons, Richard of Utah and John of Connecticut; cousins, June Harms of PA and Jane Kichline of FL.

He was born in Philadelphia to Edwin and Meta Thiry Prittie. After graduating from Abington High School, he began his college education at SUNY (State University of New York) Oswego. His College studies were interrupted by World War II. Tom enlisted in the Army and swerved as a Military Policeman in Europe.

After the war, Tom returned to Oswego, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree. At Oswego, he became national president of the Delta Kappa fraturnity and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. He did graduate work at Syracuse University and the University of Rochester. Tom retired from the Palmyra-Macedon School District where he was a respected educator.

(1980) "TJ - You will truly be missed! We will no longer hear in the hallways "Ha! Ha! Mr. Prittie, I'm wearing purple and you can't catch me!" or "Don't you dare tell Mr Prittie that it is my birthday today!" The sound of bagpipes will no longer resonate from his classroom. Even St Patrick's Day will not be the same - only fond memories of Mr Prittie wearing his orange tie with his matching orange socks. We will never forget that orange tie hanging in the trophy case. More seriously though, Mr Prittie will be remembered also as a compassionate, sensitive individual, who has dedicated his life to teaching. If anyone was in need of a friend, TJ's door was always open. Over the years, most of us have entered his room for some reassurance. The hallways, his classroom, the lunchroom and the faculty meetings will never be quite the same. Pal-Mac is indebted to you, Mr Prittie, for all that you have done for us. Thank you for your giving."

He was a member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Wayne County Historical Society, Sons of the Union Veterans, and Disabled American Veterans. He and his wife Dixie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November [2003].

Friends are invited to call Fri 2-4 and 7-9 pm at McGuire/Hargrave & Murphy Funeral Home, 123 E Jackson St, Palmyra. Services for Tom will be 10:30 am Sat, from the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Palmyra Fire Dept, Oxygen Squad, Palmyra King's Daughters Free Library or Historic Palmyra. Interment at Palmyra Cemetery with full military honors. TAPS:

Day is done, gone the sun from the lake,
from the hill, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Thanks and praise for our days 'neath the sun,
'neath the stars, 'neath the sky.
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Published : Murphy Funeral Home
originally published : www.cgazette.com : 2004 Mar
(courtesy of Dixie Prittie & Anne Marie Benson)

2005 Dixie Prittie
B1711(S): 2005 Dixie Prittie

PRITTIE.Dixie Jean Tucker
Dixie ~ age: 80y.1m.8d
b. 1930 Nov 14 Fri
d. 2010 Dec 22 Wed
USA-NY.Clifton Springs
b. 2010 Dec
Palmyra Cemetery
o. Teacher - Elementary
Community Volunteer



Palmyra NY - Dixie Tucker Prittie, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010, at the 'House of John' care facility in Clifton Springs.

Dixie was born on Nov 14, 1930, in Philadelphia PA to Richard and Wiltha Risley Tucker. She grew up in Watertown NY where she graduated from high school in 1948. She then attended SUNY (State University of New York) Teachers College at Potsdam, graduating in 1952 with a BS in Elementary Education. Dixie started her teaching career in Palmyra in 1951, where she taught kindergarten, retiring in 1985. On Nov 28, 1953, she married Thomas John Prittie at Asbury Methodist Church in Watertown.

In her retirement, Dixie became involved with many organizations including the Palmyra King's Daughters, Historic Palmyra, Wayne County Historical Society, the Canaltown Chorale, and the Pioneer Library Systems. Besides these organizations, she kept very busy collecting souvenir spoons, researching genealogy, cruising [cruise ship tours], and eating at Yellow Mills Restaurant.

Dixie was predeceased by her husband Tom [2004 Mar 9 Tue]. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Sarah) of Idaho and John (Clare) of Connecticut; one grandson, Grant Thomas of Idaho; one brother, Lewis (Ann) somewhere on the ocean; three nieces and nephews, Jamie Boult of Philadelphia PA, Eric (Melinda) Tucker of Cabot AR, and Diana Dixie (Alan) Hopkins of Houston TX; and 5 great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Monday, Dec 27, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the McGuire/Hargrave & Murphy Funeral Home, 123 E Jackson St, Palmyra. A memorial will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec 28, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the

House of John - Historic Palmyra - Wayne County Historical Society
Palmyra King's Daughters or the Palmyra Community Library

Published : Democrat and Chronicle : 2010 Dec 26 Sun : NY Rochester
Published : Watertown Daily Times : 2011 Jan 02 Sun : NY Watertown
(courtesy of Richard Prittie : ID Twin Falls)

B92: William John & Ellen Scott BULLIS

Descendants: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 5

Family of B921:
Caroline Eveline BULLIS
& Eugene SANDERS

B9211: obit
William Howard

Eleanor Kerrick

B9212: obit
Joseph Sydney

B9212(S1): need obit
Mary Jane

Amy Jane

B9213: obit
Maynard Beecher

Clois Laverne

B9214: obit
Mary Ellen

B9214(S1): need obit
Robert McEwen

B9214(S2): obit
William Ferris

B9215: obit
Bessie Jane

B9215(S1): need obit
Kenneth R___

B9215(S2): obit
Richard Alfred

Family of B923:
Sydney Elkin BULLIS
& Ilah Ann BROWN

B9231: obit
Gertrude Beth

Donald Clifford

B9231(S2): need obit
Edward J___

Family of B924:
Bessie Noble BULLIS &
Harry Clifford BUTTERS

Lorraine Eleanor

B9241(S): obit
Robert Keith
BOYLE (Keith)

Margaret Isabelle
BUTTERS (Isabelle)

Wilma Ann

Albert Clarke

Shirley Bess

B9244(S): obit
Douglas Harold
ASTON (Doug)

Family of B925:
Ellen Cuthbertson BULLIS
& Allan MacRAE

B9251: obit
Roy Allan

B9251(S): obit
Kathleen Audna

Dorothy Jean

Robert James

David Malcolm


rank unkn ~ US Army
SANDERS.William Howard
Bill ~ age: 86y.8m.4d
b. 1919 Nov 26 Wed
d. 2006 Jul 30 Sun
Willowbrook Terrace (Assisted)
b. 2006 Aug 03 Thu
Pilot Rock Cemetery
USA-OR.Pilot Rock.Umatilla
o. US Army (1942-1945)
& Reserves: military pilot
Teacher: math & band

Note: obit-died Monday 30 July
30th was Sun & Mon was 31st
SSDI verified died 30 Jul 2006

1991 Bill & Bessie
Bill Sanders & Bessie Bennett
brother & sister : 1991 Feb 16 Sat
Bullis Family Reunion : Las Vegas NV

William Howard SANDERS ~ US Army


Pendleton Oregon - Longtime Pilot Rock resident William (Bill) Sanders died Monday, July 30, 2006, at Willowbrook Terrace. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Thursday at Community Presbyterian Church in Pilot Rock. Burial will be at Pilot Rock Cemetery. Mr Sanders was born November 26, 1919, to Eugene and Carolyn [Caroline Eveline] Bullis Sanders on the family homestead near Midale [south of Malta], Mont. In 1936, the family moved to Emmett, Idaho, where Mr Sanders graduated in 1938. He attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell where he was active in the Orion Fraternity, Inter-collegiate Knights and college pep band.

Mr Sanders learned to fly at the civilian pilot training program and in 1942, enlisted in the US Army where he trained as a liaison observation pilot. He served in North Africa and Italy in World War II. He received three Air Medals.

He was discharged in 1945, and flew for the Idaho National Guard. He later became commanding officer of an Army Reserve unit based in Umatilla (OR). In 1943, he married Eleanor Miller in Boise. In 1946, he returned to the College of Idaho, where he received his degree in 1947. He taught band and mathematics in Marsing, Idaho, in Prairie City, Standfield and Pilot Rock (OR). Mr Sanders loved hunting, fishing and music. He traveled extensively in the US, including Hawaii and Alaska, and to Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. He and his wife Eleanor took several cruises. In 1976 and 1982, he chaperoned student tours to Europe.

Mr Sanders was an active member of the Purple Sage and Bushee chapters of Eastern Star, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), American Legion, and Morrow-Umatilla Retired Educators Association. He served on the Pilot Rock City Council and Cemetery Board. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers (Joe & Maynard); and a sister (Mary Sowles). He is survived by his wife; daughters Eileen Slate of Klamath Falls and Judith Fisk of Douglas City, Calif; and two granddaughters.

(courtesy of Eleanor Miller Sanders : OR Pendleton)


SANDERS.Joseph Sydney
Joe ~ age: 65y.3m.23d
b. 1921 Jan 22 Sat
d. 1986 May 15 Thu
USA-CA.Yucca Valley.San Bernardino
b. 1986 May 22 Thu ~ Memorial
USA-CA.Oceanside.San Diego
o. US Marine Corps ~ WWII
Civil Service Camp Pendleton

Joseph Sydney SANDERS


Joseph S Sanders, 65, former resident, died May 15, 1986, at his home in Yucca Valley, Ca.

He was born at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Eugene and Eveline Sanders, who moved the family to Emmett in 1935. Joseph attended Emmett schools, graduating from Emmett high school, class of 1939. He was a memeber of the school band.

He retired after 25 years as an active reserve of the US Marine Corps, and 20 years with Civil Service at Camp Pendleton, Ca. He was an active member of the US Marine band, the Shrine band, and Masonic lodge at Oceanside, Ca.

Surviving are his wife, Amy, of Yucca Valley; two daughters, Carole East, Vista, Ca, and Joanne Reed of Gassney, SC; two brothers, William Sanders, Pilot Rock, Ore, and Maynard Sanders, Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Bessie Bennett, Cabot, Ark, and Mary Sowles of Emmett; three grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled Thursday, May 22, at the Masonic temple in Oceanside, Ca.
[Note: Amy Stein, 2nd wife. Pre-deceased by 1st wife, Mary Jane Sykes, mother of his daughters]

Published : Idaho Gem County Obituaries pg 237
(courtesy of Idaho Genealogical Library : ID Boise)


SANDERS.Maynard Beecher
Lucky ~ age: 65y.7m.12d
b. 1922 Oct 24 Wed

d. 1988 May 16 Mon
b. 1988 May 19 Thu
Sunset Memorial Park
o. US Marine Corp ~ WWII
Sandia Engineering Laboratory

Maynard Beecher SANDERS


Maynard B Sanders, 65, a former Emmett resident, died May 16, 1988, at Albuquerque, NM. He was born Oct 4, 1922, near Malta, Mont, to Eugene and Eveline Sanders, who moved the family to Emmett in 1935.
Mr Sanders attended Emmett schools, was a member of the high school band. Following graduation in 1940, he attended Boise Junior College (now Boise State University) and Lewiston Normal School, then served in the US Marine Corps during World War II.

He later lived at Lewiston and Spokane before moving to Albuquerque in 1960. He worked at Sandia Engineering Laboratory until he died. He was a member of St John United Methodist Church and was active in the church choir and the Methodist Men's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Clois of Albuquerque; four sons, James of Madison, Maine, Jerald of Aztec, NM, John of Alilene, Texas, and Joe of Farmington, NM; a brother, William Sanders of Pilot Rock, Ore; two sisters, Bessie Bennett of Cabot, Ark, and Mary Sowles of Emmett; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted May 19, 1988, at St John United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque. A brother, Joe, and his parents preceded him in death.

Published : Idaho Gem County Obituaries pg 236
(courtesy of Idaho Genealogical Library : ID Boise)

2001 Mary Sowles
B9214: 2001 Mar 31 Sat

SOWLES.Mary Ellen
Sanders White

Mary ~ age: 77y.10m.8d
b. 1925 Jun 10 Wed
d. 2003 Apr 18 Fri
USA-OR.Baker City.Baker
b. 2003 May 05 Mon
Valley View Cemetery
o. Bookkeeper



[Sowles - pronounced Souls]

Mary Ellen Sowles, 77, of Baker City, died April 18, 2003, at St Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 10 am Wednesday (Apr 23rd) at First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Pastor Susan Barnes will officiate. Visitation will be at 9 am to 7 pm Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Her graveside service and vault interment will be at 11 am May 5 at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton.

Mary was born on June 10, 1925, at the family homestead near Malta, Mont, to Eugene and Eveline Sanders. In 1935, the family moved to Emmett, Idaho, where Mary graduated from high school in 1944. She married Robert M White of Vale (OR) in 1947. She and Robert had two children, Terry J and Linda K. They later divorced and on Dec 4, 1964, she married William F Sowles at The Dalles, Oregon.

Mary was a bookkeeper for Co-Op Oil at The Dalles before moving to Portland. In Portland, she worked for Lennox Inc and Optical Plastics Inc. After retiring, she and William moved to Emmett, Idaho, where they lived from 1985 to 1990, and then to Silverton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Silverton. In 1997, Mary moved to Baker City, to live near her daughter. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Baker City and enjoyed being a part of the Women's Support Group. Mary enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader.

Survivors include her son, Terry J White and his wife, Lucy, of Eugene; daughter, Linda K Moxon and husband, Arron, of Baker City; grandsons, Douglas and Stephan White and Arron and Christopher Moxon; a brother William Sanders of Pilot Rock; a sister, Bessie Bennett of Cadillac, Mich; eight nieces and nephews; a number of cousins all in Canada, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; and brothers, Joe and Maynard Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or a charity of one's choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St, Baker City, OR 97814.

(courtesy of Linda White Moxon : OR Baker City)

Bessie Sanders Bennett

BENNETT.Bessie Jane Sanders
Bessie ~ age: 80y.7m.3d
b. 1928 May 03 Thu
d. 2008 Dec 06 Sat
Munson Medical Center
USA-MI.Traverse City.Grand Traverse
b. 2008 Dec 10 Wed
Meauwataka Cemetery
USA-MI.Wexford County
Home: Cadillac.Wexford
Cadillac News: obituary



Bessie Jane Sanders was born near Malta [Midale homestead south of Malta] Montana to Eugene & Eveline (Bullis) Sanders. She graduated from the Emmett High School in Emmett Idaho. She had been employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Cadillac and at Manton Industries. She was a homemaker and in her later years she did a lot of volunteer work for the American Legion Post No 94 Auxiliary and had held several offices there as well. She was a member of the 8 & 40 and the AMVETS Post No 110 of Cadillac. She enjoyed traveling, camping and doing crafts.

On Oct 3 1945, in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Bessie married Richard A Bennett and he survives along with their daughters: Barbara (Wayne) Kirvan of Lake City, and Betsy (Roger) Grames of Manton; grandchildren: Sonja (James) Pierson, Mia Parks, Jaycob (Susu) Willis, Jasmine (Ryan) Fauble, and Jack (Heather) Olney; great grandchildren: Christopher Pierson, Talyiana Parks-Read, Libia and India Fauble. Pre-deceased by three brothers, William, Joseph, Maynard Sanders, and sister, Mary Sowles. Note: children of Bessie's first marriage - David Smith, Gale Smith, Coral Smith Adolphsen.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Rev. Jim Helmboldt officiating. Burial will be at Meauwataka Cemetery, Wexford County. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

(courtesy of Isabelle Butters & Terry White)


TSgt ~ US Air Force
BENNETT.Richard Alfred
Dick ~ age: 72y.5m.26d
b. 1936 Jul 19 Sun
d. 2009 Jan 14 Wed
Munson Medical Center
USA-MI.Traverse City.Grand Traverse
b. 2009 Jan 17 Sat
Meauwataka Cemetery
USA-MI.Wexford County
Home: Cadillac.Wexford
Cadillac News: obituary

TSgt Richard Alfred BENNETT ~ US Air Force


(Dick) Richard A Bennett of Cadillac died Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. He was born in Cadillac July 19, 1936, to Kenneth V and Ardis B (Hillard) Bennett. He married Bessie Jane Sanders Oct 3, 1956, at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. She preceded him in death Dec 6, 2008. Mr Bennett retired from the United States Air Force, serving from 1953 to 1973, in Korea, Alaska, Greenland, Thailand, and California. He was in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was then employed for the City of Cadillac as Operation Supervisor of Maple Hill Cemetery. He enjoyed camping, playing cards, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Wayne) Kirvan of Lake City and Betsy (Roger) Grames of Manton; grandchildren, Jaycob (Susu) Wills, Jasmine (Ryan) Fauble, Jack (Heather) Olney, Sonja (James) Pierson, and Mia Parks; great-grandchildren, Christopher Pierson, Talyiana Parks-Read, and Livia and India Fauble; a brother, Gary (Donna) Bennett of Tustin; sisters, Debbie (Bruce) Duvall of Cadillac and Karen (Thurman) Wood of Kaleva; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan 17, 2009, at Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac, with Elder Robert Keeler officiating. Visitation will be from 11 am until the funeral time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Meauwataka Cemetery, Colfax Township. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

(courtesy of Carole Sanders East & Isabelle Butters)


Beth Bullis Allan

Beth ~ age: 81y.1m.21d
b. 1928 Dec 13 Thu
d. 2010 Feb 03 Wed
b. 2010 Feb
St John's Dixie Union
Cemetery & Crematorium
o. RN-Registered Nurse
Legacy.com: obituary

1991 Beth & Ed Truhlar
1991 Feb 16 Sat : NV Las Vegas Reunion
Beth & Ed Truhlar ~ Mississauga Canada



TRUHLAR, Beth (nee Bullis) - (R.N. Retired) Suddenly on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving mother of Joan Allan. Predeceased by her parents Ilah-Ann and Sydney Bullis. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner & Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of QEW) on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 3 pm with visitation beginning at 2 pm. Cremation. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to any fund aiding the relief of the Haiti earthquake.

Published : Toronto Star : 2010 Feb 06 Sat : ON Toronto
(courtesy of Isabelle Butters & Shirley Butters Aston)

2006 Doug Aston
B9244(S): 2006 Oct 1 Sun

ASTON.Douglas Harold
Doug ~ age: 77y.5m.20d
b. 1931 Feb 08 Sun
d. 2008 Jul 28 Mon
b. 2008 Jul 31 Thu
Lloydminster City Cemetery
o. business owner:
Pharmacy & camera store
McCaw Funeral
Service: obituary

In Loving Memory

Survived by loving wife Shirley Butters Aston; children: Randy (Penny) Aston of Lloydminster, Nancy Aston (Darwin) of Kitscoty and her sons Jordan & Brandon Kiss; Cory (Brenda) Aston of Sherwood Park and daughters Amethyst & Dominique; one sister Beryl (Chuck) Hopkins of Kelowna; one brother Lorne (Valerie) Aston of Kelowna; three sisters-in-law: Lorraine Boyle & Isabelle Butters of Weyburn, Wilma (Al) Oliver of Winnipeg, as well as numerous
neices and nephews.
Pre-deceased by parents:
Wyla (1989) & Harold (1995)

Grace United Church
Lloydminster Archives

Note: Lloydminster located on
Alberta-Saskatchewan border

Douglas Harold ASTON


Doug was raised in Lloydminster, attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1957 from the College of Pharmacy. He returned to join his father, Harold Aston, and Bob Baynton at Medical Hall Drugs, continuing the Aston pharmacy tradition which lasted 80 years until Doug sold the business in 1989. He was best known for his presence behind the prescription or camera counter at Medical Hall Drugs and in recent years at Charles Lamb Photography. Everyone knew that his love and knowledge of photography and cameras made him the expert whom they wanted to consult and while on his own vacations, he often taught people how to operate their camera equipment. During major community events, Doug's photography skills helped to chronicle and preserve memories.

While raising a family and running a successful business, Doug was extremely active in the community. He was an ardent Jaycee in his younger years and a proud Rotarian for 40 years. More recently, Doug's pride in Lloydminster's history led him to become an active member and volunteer at the Lloydminster Archives. He also volunteered at the Vic Juba Theater and was an involved member of the Grace United Church, serving on many committees. His altruism and presence will be missed by all who knew and worked with him. A beautiful tribute was delivered by Reverend Harold Martin, a close family friend and neighbour, relating many happy and humorous stories that family had shared, revolving around what a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather Doug had been. Many remarks centered around golf, one of Doug's major hobbies/obsessions and ended with a poem, "Doug's Life told in Poetic Golf Style."

Shirley and her family would like to extend thanks to many for their support and care during the unexpected loss. The entire family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of cards, donations, flowers, phone calls, emails, visits, and food from friends and the community as a whole. Thank you to all who helped during this difficult time. Words cannot express the gratitude that we all feel.
The ASTON Family

(courtesy of Shirley Butters Aston : AB Lloydminster)

Roy MacRAE

MacRAE.Dr Roy Allan
Roy ~ age: 78y.4m
b. 1930 Sep 10 Wed
d. 2009 Jan 10 Sat
b. 2009 Jan 17 Sat
Mountain View
Memorial Gardens

o. General Dentistry
Calgary Herald: obituary

1991 Kay & Roy MacRAE
1991 Feb 16 Sat ~ Kay & Roy MacRAE

Dr Roy Allan MacRAE


Dr Roy Allan MacRAE passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2009 surrounded by his family. Born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan on September 10, 1930, Roy spent much of his childhood moving around the province with his family. In 1954, he graduated with his degree in pharmacy from the University of Saskatoon. The next year, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Audna Stewart. Shortly after graduating, they moved to Calgary and welcomed a son in 1958 and a daughter in 1960. Roy then moved his family to Edmonton in 1963 to pursue dentistry. In 1966 he welcomed his second daughter.

He graduated in 1967 from the University of Alberta. After graduation, they moved back to Calgary where he began a devoted and dedicated dental practice that lasted for forty-one years, continuing right up to his passing. Aside from continuing to practice dentistry, Roy spent much of his spare time at his ranch with his wife up until her passing in 2007. In the past, he has been an accomplished trumpet, violin and bagpipe player and was a member of the Calgary Highlanders for a number of years. He was also a contributing member of the Masons and the Kiwanis Club. His recent hobbies included ship building, movie collecting, gardening, farming, bird watching and photography. Roy had a lively sense of humor and an infectious smile.

Roy was the son of Allan and Ellen Bullis (MacRAE) and husband to Kathleen Audna Stewart (MacRAE). He was a brother to David, Robert and Dorothy Jean, father to Allan (Rose), Deanne (Rick) and Susan (Jean Francois), grandfather to Katie, Curtis, Melinda (Rolland) and Bryan, and great-grandfather to Lucas. He will be missed by his family as well as his friends, colleagues and patients. A Celebration of Roy's life will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 17 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to be made to Unit 47 Intensive Palliative Care Unit of the Tom Baker Cancer Center (call the CAF 403-521-3433) or the Rosedale Hospice (920 - 7 A Street NW, T2M 3J3). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 1605 - 100 Street SE (17 Avenue SE and Garden Road), Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-272-5555.

(courtesy of Lorraine Butters Boyle & Shirley Butters Aston)

Kay MacRAE

MacRAE.Kathleen Audna Stewart
Kay ~ age: 74y.3m.1d
b. 1932 Dec 18 Sun
CAN-SK.North Battleford
d. 2007 Mar 19 Mon
b. 2007
Mountain View
Memorial Gardens

o. Nurse
Dentistry Office Manager

1991 Kay & Roy MacRAE
1991 Feb 16 Sat ~ Kay & Roy MacRAE

Kathleen Audna STEWART MacRAE


Mrs Kathleen "Kay" A MacRae, beloved wife of Dr Roy A MacRae, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, at the age of 74 years. Kay was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1932. Her family, including one sister, moved around Saskatchewan to various places as she was growing up as a result of her father's career as a Bank Manager for the Bank of Commerce. Her mother was a school teacher. Kay completed her Nursing Degree through the Saskatoon City Hospital with the class of 1954.

In 1954 she met her husband Roy who was finishing his pharmacy degree in Saskatoon. In 1955 they were married. Following their wedding, they moved to Calgary and then to Edmonton in 1963, while Roy completed his schooling to become a dentist. Eventually Kay and Roy settled in Calgary again with their three children. Kay worked as a nurse until her children were born, and then as an office manager for her husband for twenty-five years in his dental practice. She continued to be involved in the business until her passing. While Kay and Roy lived in Calgary, Kay's true home was 'the Ranch' a family owned ranch that she and her husband owned northwest of Calgary where they spent weekends, holidays, and free moments.

Kay was deeply loved and honoured by all that knew her. Kay had an unending smile, enormous generosity and a kind, beautiful heart. She was a profoundly strong woman with a courageous heart and spirit that endeared her to so many people. She loved animals, nature, music, poetry and computer games. In her early years, Kathleen was a trained and talented contralto singer who won many prizes and ribbons, too numerous to mention. She loved to sing for family and friends at weddings and other gatherings. Kay's truest love was for her family and she devoted her life to their well-being.

Kay is deeply loved and remembered by her husband Roy, her son Allan MacRae and wife Rose, her daughter Deanne Syryda and husband Rick, her dauther Susan MacRae and husband Jean Francois Roy, and her four grandchildren, Katie, Curtis, Melinda and Bryan; also fondly by her sister from Red Deer, Mary Cuthbertson and husband Jack and family.

Many kind thanks to Dr Simmons and staff at Unit 82 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their unbelievable knidness and care of her while in hospital. A celebration of Kay's Life will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alberta Lung Association (PO Box 4500, Station South, Edmonthon, AB T6E 6K2). Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street SE) Telephone: 403-272-555.

(courtesy of Roy MacRae : AB Calgary)

B93: Mathew & Sarah Evelyn Rennix BULLIS

Descendants: Siblings & Spouses

Generation 5

Family of B932:
Elizabeth Natalie BULLIS
(Daisy) & Arthur MARTIN

Family of B934:
Adrian Mathew BULLIS &
Vera Margaret NORDGREN

Family of B935:
Lucie Irene BULLIS &
Adrian Earl FORSTROM

Family of B936:
Grace Luverne BULLIS &
Raymond Earl HARDING

Family of B937:
Lessie Althea BULLIS &
Millard Milo GARRISON

B9321: obit
Betty Lou

B9321(S): obit
Arthur Clarence

B9341: obit
Gayle Adair

B9342: alive
Sandra Lea
BULLIS (Sandi)

B9343: alive
Deedree Noel

B9342(S): obit
Lloyd Gerald

B9343(S): obit
William Burton

B9351: alive
Marilyn Anne

B9352: alive
Audrey Lu

B9351(S): obit
Sanford Larkwood Jr
BRANCH (Sandy)

B9352(S): alive
Doyle Burton

B9361: alive
Richard Rennix

B9361(S): alive
Victoria MaryAnn

B9371: alive
Millard Mathew

B9372: alive
Robert Joel

B9371(S): alive
Janet Joyce

B9372(S): alive
Cheris Ann

1981 Betty & Art Gjertson
B9321: 1981

GJERTSON.Betty Lou Martin
Betty ~ age: 68y.9m
b. 1923 Apr 29 Tue
d. 1992 Jan 29 Wed
b. 1992 Feb
Spring Park Cemetery
o. Church Organist
Historian: Family-Town

gravestone Betty Gjertson


written by Stephen Gjertson

Funeral services for Betty L Gjertson, 68, Sandstone, were held Saturday, Feb 1 at 4 pm in United Church of Christ, Sandstone, with Rev Glen Holland officiating. Soloist was Rita Best, accompanied by Moreita Larson. Casketbearers were Donald Anderson, George Feyma, Stephen Gjertson, Robert Gjertson, James Felger and Rene Stadin. Betty Lou Gjertson died Wednesday, Jan 29 at the Sandstone Area Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Sandstone April 29, 1923, the only child of Arthur and Daisy Martin. She graduated from Sandstone High School and then worked for her uncle, Attorney Albert Johnson, Klein's Department Store, and the Minnesota Power and Light office in Sandstone. In the early 40's she was employed by Millard Berg Studio in Superior. On Jan 19, 1948 she married Arthur Gjertson and they moved to Minneapolis where they lived for 26 years. Her great love was music. She studied at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis and accompanied the Morris Park Fathersingers and also played the organ occasionally at their church in Minneapolis. Upon Arthur's retirement in 1974, they returned to Sandstone. She was a member of Sandstone United Church of Christ and was organist and pianist for 14 years and was a member of the Diaconate for six years, sang in the choir for eight years before her marriage and played the organ in Sunday School. She was very active in the Sandstone Art and History Club and compiled two local history books, 'More of the Sandstone Story' and 'The Quarry City WWII'.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Patricia of Minneapolis and Robert and Candace of Urbandale, IA; and eight grand-children. Interment was in Spring Park Cemetery, Sandstone. Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home, Sandstone.

Cards of Thanks: We would like to thank everyone for their support and sympathy during Betty's illness and after her death. Special thanks to Dr Corkran, the hospital staff, ambulance personnel, Rev Holland, Moreita Larson and Rita Best, and the UCC Women's Fellowship for all their loving care and prayers, the music at the funeral service and the food provided to the church and our home. Also sincere thanks to Betty's 1941 classmates and all who remembered her with cards, gifts, phone calls and prayers. May God bless you all. Arthur Gjertson and family (1992 Feb 13 Thu)

Published : The Pine County Courier : 1992 Feb 06 Thu : MN Sandstone
(gravestone photo courtesy of Marnie Forstrom Branch : ID Middleton)

2000 Art Gjertson
B9321(S): 2000

GJERTSON.Arthur Clarence
Art ~ age: 89y.4m.11d
b. 1917 Aug 01 Wed
d. 2006 Dec 12 Tue
b. 2006 Dec 20 Wed
Spring Park Cemetery
o. US Army ~ MSgt (WWII)
14th Cavalry-Tank Battalion
Chief of Mail Services-Admin

gravestone Art Gjertson

Arthur Clarence GJERTSON

written by Stephen Gjertson

Arthur Clarence Gjertson was the youngest of seven children born to Gust and Mary Gjertson of Sandstone, Minnesota. He was class president in his senior year and graduated from Sandstone High School in 1935, then went to work for Pine County attorney Albert Johnson, by whom he was employed for almost four years. He also worked at Klein's, 'America's Largest Small-Town Department Store'. In March of 1941 Arthur enlisted in the army and went to Fort Riley, Kansas. He served in the 14th United States Cavalry, which at that time patrolled the Arizona border between the United States and Mexico on horseback. Before they went to Europe all cavalry divisions were changed to armored and Art was Sergeant Major of the 14th Tank Battalion, 9th Armored Division, which was one of the units that captured the bridge at Remagen and made the first crossing of the Rhine. Art received the Bronze Star.

After the war ended Arthur returned to Sandstone. On June 19th, 1948 he married Betty Lou Martin and moved to Minneapolis, where he worked for the Veteran's Administration Center at Fort Snelling. Arthur loved to sing and was active in a local community theater group throughout the 1960's and 70's. In 1973, after 28 years with the Veteran's Administration, Arthur retired as Chief of the Mail and Services Section, Administrative Division. He and Betty bought three beautiful lots in Sandstone, built a house and returned to their home town. They attended the United Church of Christ, where Art served as Financial Secretary for 12 years. He was Adjutant of the Sandstone American Legion Post 151, life member of Sandstone VFW Post 3864 and Past Master and Secretary of Sandstone Masonic Lodge 234. Arthur was named Pine County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1995. Arthur was a member of the United States Horse Cavalry Association and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Arthur and Betty were founding members of the Sandstone History Club and they did much research for the book 'Sandstone: The Quarry City.'

Arthur stayed in Sandstone after Betty passed away in 1992, but moved to the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minnesota in August 2003. He wanted to be remembered as a man who loved God, his country and his family. He is survived by two sons, Stephen (Patricia) and Robert (Cay) of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Philip, Andrew, Elizabeth, Daniel, Kathryn, Anna, Emily, Rebekah, and two great grandchildren, Hope and Ava.

Note: Rank upon discharge was Master Sergeant, served billet as Sergeant Major
at the Veterans Administration Center Fort Snelling Minneapolis MN

(courtesy of Stephen A Gjertson : MN Minneapolis)
(gravestone photo & map courtesy of Robert A Gjertson : MN Fridley)

c2002 Gayle Bullis
B9341: c2002

BULLIS.Gayle Adair
Gayle ~ age: 83y.3m.10d
b. 1930 Oct 13 Mon
USA-MN.North Branch.Chisago
d. 2014 Jan 23 Thu
Friendship Gardens (Assisted)
b. 2014
Oak Hill Cemetery
USA-MN.North Branch.Chisago
o. Teacher-Elementary Education

Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for
I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen
thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I
will uphold thee with the right hand
of my righteousness. - God (KJV)

Gayle Adair BULLIS


(2007 June : North Branch MN) I was born on Oct 13, 1930 in North Branch, MN. My parents had moved there - my mother's home town - for my father to establish a law office. I went to school in North Branch, graduating from high school in 1948. I then attended U of M, Duluth to become an elementary teacher. I taught at first in Albert Lea, MN, then in [1954] Juneau, AK and Hydaburg, AK returning to Minnesota in 1959. Then taught in Moose Lake, MN and in the Stillwater District [East of Twin Cities]. I finished my teaching career in Ely, MN - making 31 years in all. I retired and came home to North Branch to stay with my mother as long as she lived, and then continued on in the old family home. I have enjoyed music, the marvels of nature, reading and some traveling, and visits with family and friends! I want to thank God and Jesus my Savior for provision and protection all the way! A Bible verse I've cherished is Isaiah 41:10 - signed Gayle Bullis

(2014 Feb : Albuquerque NM)
written by Dee Bullis Stukas

Gayle Adair Bullis, 83, a longtime resident of North Branch, Minnesota, died peacefully in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Thursday, Jan 23 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Sandy Wayne and Deedree Stukas, of Albuquerque; and her nephews, Bryan Wayne, Mark Wayne, Paul Stukas, and Michael Stukas, and niece Kirstin Fox. She was a member of North Branch Methodist Church.

Gayle was born Oct 13 1930. She was a 1948 graduate of North Branch High School. After receiving both her degree in education from the University of Minnesota in Duluth and Masters Degree from University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she began her 30-plus year teaching career. She taught in Albert Lea MN, Juneau Alaska, Afton, Moose Lake, and Ely MN. As members of Gayle's family, we feel blessed to have been a part of her life. She was always one who used prayer and love as a guide. Gayle's ministry was service to others, and she received great joy in doing so. She loved to travel, play the piano/organ, garden and read.

A celebration of Gayle's life will be held in North Branch at a later date. Should family and friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to: Glad Tidings Arctic Mission Society, Joy Junction (Albuquerque NM), or the Billy Graham Association. ECM Post Review

Lt Col Wayne USAF
B9342(S): Lt Col Wayne

Lt Col ~ US Air Force
WAYNE.Lloyd Gerald
Lloyd ~ age: 83y.7m.13d
b. 1931 Sep 23 Wed
d. 2015 May 06 Wed
Princeton Place Nursing Home
b. 2015 May 27 Wed
gravesite: Sect 21 #988
Santa Fe National Cemetery
USA-NM.Santa Fe.Santa Fe
o. USAF (1949-1974)
Korean War-Vietnam War
pilot: F86 Sabrejet (Boeing)
military honors: Bronze Star
Distinguished Flying Cross

1956 Sandy & Lloyd Wayne

Lt Col Lloyd Gerald WAYNE ~ US Air Force

written by Sandra Bullis Wayne

Lloyd "Rocky" Gerald Wayne was born on September 23, 1931 to Frank Littleton and Hazel Wayne, passed away on May 6, 2015. Lloyd earned his High School Sports Hall of Fame Honors while at Albuquerque High School where he was a four year letterman in wrestling, football, and baseball. He attended Colorado State University on a wrestling and football scholarship before entering the Air Force his sophomore year. While awaiting OCS training, he taught military survival school in Colorado, California, and Florida. He performed 47 experimental high altitude sky dives into Lake Tahoe for military testing purposes. He graduated first in his class in OCS selecting fighters. He flew the F86 in combat over Korea and earned an alternate spot with the Thunderbirds. Upon returning state side, he was stationed in Oregon, flying over the Pacific patrolling Russian Air space before enrolling in the University of Texas, to earn his Aerospace Engineering degree. Thereafter, he was assigned to Edwards Air Force Base to help design the X-15 along with Chuck Yeager, and worked on the SR-71 Blackbird. He was promoted to Major and stationed at Cam Rahn Bay as a squadron commander during Vietnam. He flew over 137 missions while in Vietnam earning the Bronze Star of Valor and The Distinguished Flying Cross. He rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel before moving back to his hometown of Albuquerque. He was assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base in 1972 until his retirement in 1974. He then raised drilling funds for an independent local drilling company, Pedco. He was nominated to serve as Director of Aviation for the State of New Mexico, and was instrumental in saving Kirtland Air Force base from closure by the Clinton Administration.

He is remembered by his hard work and dedication to his country. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Bryan M. Wayne and Mark L. Wayne; and three grandchildren, Isaac Matthew age 14, Abella Grace age 12, and Luke Samuel age 9. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Air Force at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe. Please visit our online guestbook for Rocky at www.FrenchFunerals.com 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque NM

Lloyd Wayne was a class mate of mine at Albuquerque High School until I transferred to the new Highland High. Lloyd was the top HS wrestler in the State and I had the misfortune of drawing him for my first ever match. I was provided a moral victory for not getting pinned by Lloyd. He easily won on points, but congratulated me, the gentleman and true sportsman he was. I also served in the Air Force as a pilot, but again did not come near his distinguished accomplishments. It is sad to know he has passed and my sincere sympathies are extended to the family. Our country is greatly indebted to him! Zane Grey Smith Jr - 28 May 2015 03:29 PM. Published in Albuquerque Journal on 24 May 2015

2003 Sandy Branch
B9351(S): 2003 Aug 12 Tue

CMSgt ~ US Air Force
BRANCH.Sanford Larkwood Jr
Sandy ~ age: 74y.10m.2d
b. 1930 Mar 23 Sun
d. 2005 Jan 25 Tue
USA-ID.Boise.Ada (VA Hosp)
o. USAF (1948-1978)
military radar: NORAD & SAC
Hewlett-Packard: Quality Inspector

CMSgt Branch memorial

CMSgt Sanford Larkwood BRANCH Jr ~ US Air Force

written by Cherie Branch Wheless

Sandy was born on the 23rd of March, 1930, to Sanford & Valora Branch in Superior, Douglas Co, Wisconsin. Sandy attended the Pattison Elementary and Central High School. In Feb 1948, his senior year, he began a 57 year relationship with Marilyn Anne Forstrom. Sandy & Marne were married in a double marriage ceremony with her sister, Audrey & Doyle Williams on August 30th, 1952, at the Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church in Superior WI. On two different assignments, both of their daughters were born at Eglin AFB FL, Cindy (1954) and Cherie (1956).

In 1946, Sandy joined the WI National Guard for 1.1/2 yrs while he completed high school. On October 26th, 1948, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, later to become the US Air Force. His career spanned 30 years, beginning as Private First Class at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, and finished as Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) with his last assignment at the Wilder Radar Site overlooking Idaho's Snake River. Sandy was stationed at Keesler MS (1949), Eglin FL (1950), Japan (1954), Eglin FL (1955), Clark-the Philippines (1960), Nellis NV (1963), Langley VA (1965), PYDO off the west coast of S Korea (1968), Houma LA (1969), Duluth MN (1970), Mt Laguna CA (1973), Tin City AK (1975), Wilder ID (1976). On November 1st, 1978, 'Chief' retired having served in the defense of the US on all her borders and the Far East of the Pacific in electronics and radar for NORAD and SAC.

On January 2nd, 1979, he was hired by Hewlett-Packard in Boise ID, as a Quality Assurance Inspector. He retired on February 28th, 1995. Sandy was faithful to the Lord God in his service as an usher at the First Christian Church of Caldwell ID, until his health began to decline in Dec 2000. Sandy became a resident of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise ID on Aug 23rd, 2004. In mid-January 2005, he contracted flu and pneumonia. He passed away in the VA Hospital, Boise ID, on Tuesday January 25th, 2005, at age 74. Sandy has crossed over the River Jordan and he is in the Promised Land!

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV

B95: John Jay & Celestia Ann Chamberlain BULLIS

Descendants & Related Family

Generation 5

Family of B951:
Vera Genevieve BULLIS &
Clarence Everett CARY

Family of B952:
Everard Jay BULLIS &
Florence Margaret GARDNER

Family of B955:
Ruth Elizabeth BULLIS &
Burton William THAYER

Family of B956:
Esther Roberta BULLIS &
Frederick COOMBS 2nd

B9511: obit

B9511(S): obit
Joel Bert

B9521: alive
John Jay 2nd

B9522: alive
Robert Gardner

B9521(S1): alive
Carolyn Lea

B9521(S2): alive
Lottie Estelle

B9522(S): alive
Patricia Louise

B9551: alive
Paul Burton

B9552: obit
David William

B9551(S1): unkn
Betty Mae

B9551(S2): alive
Phoebe Hui

B9552(S): alive
Patricia R___

B9561: alive
Frederick Augustine
COOMBS 3rd (Fred)

B9562: alive
Whitney John

B9561(S): alive
Katherine Dunlap
ADAIR (Kathy)

B9562(S): alive

Pat & Dave Thayer

THAYER.David William
David ~ age: 75y.3m.11d
b. 1930 Aug 22 Fri
USA-MN.St Paul.Ramsey
d. 2005 Dec 03 Sat
USA-MN.St Paul.Ramsey
b. Hillside Cemetery
Star Tribune: obituary

David William THAYER


Thayer, David W. age 75 of Shoreview passed away on 12/3/05. Survived by wife, Patricia; brother, Paul (Phoebe) of Centennial, CO; nieces and nephew, Eileen Stinson of Independence, KS, Robert Thayer of Broomfield, CO and Pamela Greenberg of Denver, CO; grandnephew, Carl Stinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Incarnation Lutheran Church or the Pillars Hospice of Oakdale. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Funeral serivce Tuesday 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior all at Washburn McReavy Hillside Chapel 2610 19th Ave NE 612-781-1999.

(photo courtesy of Patricia Odencranz Thayer : MN Minneapolis)
(obit courtesy of Mark Thayer 3rd ~ not related ~ Find A Grave)

B95: John Jay & Celestia Ann Chamberlain BULLIS

Descendants & Related Family

Generation 6

Family of B9511:
Marianne CARY
& Joel Bert JOHNSON

Family of B9521:
John Jay BULLIS 2nd
& Carolyn Lea CONNERY

Family of B9522:
Robert Gardner BULLIS
& Patricia Louise DOGGETT

Family of B9551:
Paul Burton THAYER
& Betty Mae CLINT

Family of B9561:
Frederick COOMBS 3rd
& Katherine Dunlap ADAIR

Family of B9562:
Whitney John COOMBS
& Nancy-Lee HELLER

Leslie Ann

B95112: obit
Lawrence Joel

Lynne Marie

David John

stillborn male

B95213: need obit
Debra Ann
BULLIS (twinA)

Deanna Lea
BULLIS (twinB)

James Robert

Linda Louise

Donald William

Douglas Patrick

Eileen Ruth

Robert Paul

Pamela Jean

Carolyn Ann

Elizabeth Adair

Katherine Ann

Kristine Andrea

Leigh Kathryn

James Whitney

Robert Frederick

B95: John Jay & Celestia Ann Chamberlain BULLIS

Descendants & Related Family

Generation 7

Jamie Bullis

BULLIS.Jamie Everard
Jamie ~ age: 28y.8m.21d
b. 1980 Apr 01 Tue
d. 2008 Dec 22 Mon
USA-CA.San Francisco.San Fran
s. 2009 Jan 02 Fri 11:00 am
Capital Christian Center
USA-CA: cremation-scattering
Idaho Statesman: obituary

Jamie Everard BULLIS

written by Barbara Boling Bullis

Jamie Everard Bullis, 28, died unexpectedly on December 22 in San Francisco. Jamie was born April 1, 1980, in Wenatchee, Wash., to David John Bullis and Barbara Lyn Boling Bullis.

Jamie attended Lake Hazel Middle and Meridian High. Jamie began traveling at an early age by hopping freight trains which took him to almost every state where he made numerous friends during these adventures. Jamie's 6' 5" frame stood out wherever he went. Jamie looked out for his friends and they felt protected by him. He spent a lot of time in Portland and San Francisco; both cities will be holding memorial services for him.

It is only because of our prayers that surrounded him each day along with the watchful eye of the God who 'never lets go,' that we believe Jamie is in heaven with his Grandpa Boling. Jamie is survived by his father David -Longview, Wash.; mother, Barbara -Meridian, Idaho; brothers Jonathan Bullis (Leeny Bullis) and Ryan Bullis (LaDonna Bullis); sister Nadra White -Meridian, Idaho; nieces and nephews Makayla, Bryonna, Matthew and Emma. Also close friends Kolby Claycomb and TJ Amyx. He is preceded in death by his grandpa, Charles Boling.

Jamie will long be remembered for the way he loved his friends and family. He had integrity and was brave, always standing up for anyone he loved and would even die for them if necessary. He will be in our hearts forever. Memorial services will be held at Capital Christian Center, Friday, January 2nd at 11 a.m.

Note: Paternal grandfather, John Jay 2nd (Jack) Bullis, grandmother Carolyn Connery Bullis, both of WA.
(courtesy of Barbara Boling Bullis : ID Meridian)

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