1947 ~ 2004
Douglas Bullen died in Salt Lake City on July 16, 2004 of a heart attack.
He was the son of Phillip Asa and Augusta Judd Bullen, born March 16, 1947. He graduated from Olympus High School in 1965 and attended Utah State University and the University of Utah. He worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the U of U and was instrumental in the beginnings of Project Reality where he worked as a group therapist.
Doug never lost his appetite for intellectual pursuits. He developed a keen sense of observation and enjoyed the study of time and space.
At the age of 28, Doug suffered a cerebral aneurysm that severely altered the course of his life. In spite of his many hardships he maintained a courageous spirit. Doug was always ready to engage a laugh. His gestures of humor and folklore reminded us all of the many quirks in life. Doug longed for more freedom, a life on the open road behind the wheel of a car. He had to settle, instead, for long walks with his binoculars pointed skyward in hopes of catching sight of a beautiful bird.
He is survived by his siblings, Michael Bullen, Kate Bullen, and Margo Stevens and five nieces and nephews. His parents, Phillip and Augusta Bullen, preceded him in death.
Doug's family would like to express their profound gratitude to all who have extended their hearts along the way.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at The Jubilee Center (309 East 100 South) on August 3, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. to remember and honor Doug's life.