James Blackett Bullen 75 passed away peacefully on May 13, 2023 after a long battle with cancer in Logan Utah. He was born on March 15, 1947 to Charles and Jonnie Bullen. He married Sharon Larsen on October 28, 1963.
In his professional life he worked alongside his father and brother William (Bill) as a partner in the farm equipment and irrigation supplies business for Bullen’s Incorporated and Logan Tire Company. Later on, he and Bill worked together in the seed business.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Charles William Bullen and Jonnie Blackett Bullen. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon (Sherry) Larsen Bullen and three children Stacy Bullen Swain, James Michael Bullen and Jill Bullen Loy. And grandchildren Jeffery Miller, Cheyenne Bullen, Samantha Swain, James Swain and Logan Loy. His brother Bill Bullen and sister Sidney Dibble and many loved nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends.
He met Sherry Larsen at Beaver Mountain Resort as young ski racers. They began to chat as they both caught the singles line up the mountain. They skied together and he quickly called to ask her out on a date. They built a beautiful place together in North Logan, Utah and shared many good times with family and friends. Sherry didn’t leave a stone unturned to help him through his cancer journey and stood by him until the end. He loved Stacy, Mike and Jill and was extremely proud of them and their families. He taught his children and grandchildren many important life lessons and leaves them with a legacy of deep faith and love.
Horses and team roping were a big part of his life. He had an astute knowledge of equine bloodlines and loved raising colts and watching them develop into great horses. He really enjoyed team roping with his friends and developed many great relationships in the horse world. He was very successful in many competitions over his lifetime and won several awards. He passed on his knowledge by teaching several young men and women how to rope and ride. Jim was a mentor and friend to many and always stayed involved in their lives. He taught his children and grandchildren how to ride and many fun days were spent at competitions, or at his riding arena.
He was an outdoorsman and always enjoyed his hunting trips with his brother Bill, son Mike, and his sons-in-law and friends.
At the end of the day, Jim had a great deal of optimism and gratitude for life. He accepted the things he could not change and consciously chose to focus on the good things in life. This outlook worked for him when he had to face hard challenges in his life. He had a close relationship with God and prayed for everyone on his path.
Thanks to all the kind-hearted nurses and doctors, neighbors and friends who helped him along the way. And thanks to his wife Sherry his daughter Jill and Kip Loy for helping in a very loving supportive way make it home.
When the sun sets over the Wellsville mountains to the west, we will think of Jim/Dad looking out over Cache Valley on one of his favorite horses Ace or Timber. We will remember how much he loved life and cherished all the beauty that remains.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 20th at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street. A viewing will be held prior from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
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