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Bull, Paul Clinton – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon


Paul Clinton Bull, 89, passed away November 26, 2000 at a local care facility in La Grande. Paul was born on February 7, 1911 to Charles C. and Muriel L. (Goodnough) Bull in La Grande. He was their only child.

Viewing will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1509 Fourth St., La Grande. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2000 at the funeral chapel with Rev. Susan V. Smith-Allen officiating. A reception will follow at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. At Mr. Bull’s request, the graveside service will be for family only.

He attended school in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School in 1929. He attended Eastern Oregon Normal School during the winter terms and worked for the Oregon State Highway Dept. during the spring, summer and fall.

On October 2, 1932 he married Marie Young at the home of her brother in The Dalles, Oregon. The couple lived in Portland for four months then returned to La Grande where he operated a service station. Later he worked for Perkins Motor Company in La Grande and Enterprise. He was never idle, always willing to work and he worked at a variety of jobs. While attending High School he worked at the Blue Mountain Creamery in La Grande.

Mr. Bull started working for the Union Pacific Railroad in April 1941 as a fireman. He was promoted to engineer on June 8, 1944 and retired April 30, 1973. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the United Transportation Union (U.T.U.).

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and using a metal detector. He was a life time member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church serving as a Vestry member for many years. He was a charter member of the Mount Emily Good Sams, a recreation vehicle club and enjoyed many outings with that group. He held the offices of Vice President, President and was Wagon Master for a number of years. Both he and his wife enjoyed traveling in their motor home and visited many states, National Parks and other places of interest.

After his retirement Mr. Bull enjoyed bowling, reading, and working crossword puzzles. He was an active member in the Elks Lodge #433 and was voted Elk of the Year 1991-1992.

Preceded in death by his wife, Marie, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Beverley and Ray Garrison of Redmond, Oregon, and son and daughter-in-law Robert and Pearl Bull of La Grande. There are four granddaughters, two grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Peter’s Endowment Fund or to the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice in care of Loveland.

Tuesday, 28 November 2000, Page 2.

In Loving Memory Robert C. Bull

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