In memory of
Betty Bulla
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In memory of
Betty Bulla
Betty MoritzBulla 1920-2016 Betty Moritz Bulla passed away on September 10, 2016 in Houston, Texas after a short illness, at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2000 after 59 years of marriage. She is survived by her two children, Jim Bulla and wife Kathy of Houston, TX, and Kathryn Connor of Petaluma, CA; her brother, Lee E. Moritz and sister-in-law Betty, of Conover, NC; sister-in-law Bethine Dossey of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Kathy Fisher and husband Chris of Petaluma, CA, Mark Butler of Miami, FL, and Lauryn Bennett and husband Rick of Lone Tree, CO; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Emma Fisher, of Petaluma, CA; nephews Lee Moritz, Jr. and wife Michele, and Michael Moritz and wife Debbie, all of Conover, NC; niece Elaine Bolick and husband Tim of Hickory, NC; nephews Dennis Kulhanek of Fitchburg, WI, Quinn Kulhanek and wife Tresa of Ferndale, WA, and niece Judy Moeller and husband Paul of Lincoln, NE; nephews Delvin Stahl and wife Pam of Sutton, NE, Gaylen Stahl and wife Susie of Hastings, NE, Marlin Stahl and wife Becky of Scottsdale, AZ, and niece Denise Stahl of Knoxville, TN; nephews Steve Dossey and wife Donna of Santa Fe, NM, Mark Dossey and wife Kim of Washougal, WA, nieces Marla Bayens and husband John-Son-Kam, and Shannon Mortensen and husband Kelly, all of Sandy, UT. Betty was born on July 24, 1920 in Hastings, Nebraska to Otto and Ruby Wilson Moritz. She attended Nebraska public schools and entered the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1937 where she completed the requirements to teach grades 1-8. Her first assignment was a 1-room schoolhouse with 16 students spread across seven grades. Betty met Jim at the university and they married in 1940. They moved to Deaver, WY where he had been hired as the high school physics and math teacher, and head football, basketball, and track coach. After Jim's service in the U.S. Navy in WWII, they moved with their two children to Winston-Salem, NC where he started a 28-year career with Western Electric/AT&T. It was the perfect place to raise a family, and Betty greatly enjoyed being a wife and mother, continuing with her love of playing the piano, refinishing antique furniture, and the joy of learning by enrolling in courses at Wake Forest. Jim's postings by WE were in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, NC, Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and from 1964 to 1967, he managed Western Electric's division of engineers on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. For Betty, living on a Pacific island was a dream come true. In 1976, when Jim retired, they built a house in Hudson, Florida on the Gulf Coast. They were both blessed with good health and had many years of golfing, tennis, and traveling with friends and family. Betty's favorite trips were to her beloved British Isles. One suitcase was always reserved for books, brochures, and keepsake bookmarks. She played tennis until she was 87, she practiced yoga until she was 89, and she played the piano until she was 92. She made friends wherever she went. She never lost her curiosity about everything. She deeply loved her husband, children, family and friends, and they loved her in return. A Memorial Service will be held in Conover, NC at a later date. Condolences may be offered at http://www.millerfuneral.com/
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