Lowal Henderson Bullard, age 85, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was born December 29, 1926 in Lorraine, Texas to H. Lonnie and Ruth (Anderson) Bullard.
Lowal left Texas with his family at age 10 and moved to the San Joaquin Valley, California area residing there until serving with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant shortly after WWII. After his discharge, he returned to California where he was employed as a farm worker. He was married to Catherine Mynear on August 12, 1948, in Escalon, CA, and in 1966 they moved to Skagit County. Lowal began working as a cabinet maker and in 1972, he established his own cabinet shop serving clients in the Sedro-Woolley and Darrington area.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, especially making wooden toys for his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and gardening, where he was known for his tomatoes and onions. Lowal loved the Lord and enjoyed having Bible discussions with his family and friends.
Lowal is survived by his wife, Catherine Bullard of the family home in Sedro-Woolley; 8 children, Deborah Harrold (Mike) of Bow, William Bullard (Anne) of Anacortes, Carolyn Moore (Duane) of Alamo, TX, Jack Bullard of Sedro-Woolley, Chuck Bullard (Mary) of Burlington, Brad Bullard of Big Lake, Ruth Spaeth (Mark) of Concrete, and Sheila Millholland of Sedro-Woolley; 23 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren; his sister, Velma McLennan of Edmonds and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tom, and 11 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00AM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Chaplain Wayne Stiles officiating. A reception will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center. A private family graveside inurnment service will be held at a later date at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Visitation is available on Monday and Tuesday from 9AM to 5PM at Lemley Chapel. Memorials are suggested to North Puget Oncology at United