2012-06-14 / Obituaries

Betty Bulik

Mariposa resident, Betty Jeanne Bulik, passed away May 29 at the age of 83. She died peacefully, surrounded by her husband, family and priest. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wilfred A. (Bill) Bulik; and children Linda Nemier of San Jose, Richard Bulik of San Jose, Nancy Olafson of Louisville, Ken., Beverly Vallance of Alpine Meadows, and Matthew Bulik of Merced. She has nine grandchildren: Michelle, Ginelle, Jeniffer, Benjamin, Ashley, Michael, Jonathan, Katrina, and Danielle; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Keenan, and Lukas.

The oldest of four children, Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Earl Graham, Sr. and Nellie Frances Spelt; and her siblings, Bonita Parks and Russell Graham, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Robert Graham of Mariposa. She is the niece of Roberta Phillips, also of Mariposa.

Betty, a third generation Californian, born June 1, 1928, met and married her husband Bill in 1946. She and her husband lived in Sunnyvale, where they raised five children. A loving, dedicated wife and mother, she remained home with her children for many years. She later worked as a sales associate in fine china and as a sales representative for Royal Dalton.

Upon their retirement, Betty and her husband Bill settled in the Mariposa area. Betty was an avid reader and enjoyed classic movies. She loved to drive. Betty will be remembered for her unwavering faith in God.

Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa on Monday, June 11. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Ladies Guild or the Msgr. Francis E. Walsh Scholarship Fund. Donations may be mailed in Betty's name to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 215, Mariposa, CA 95338.

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