William S. Ullom (1928 - 2008)

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William Stanley Ullom died on May 12, 2008, of complications of Alzheimer's disease.

He was born on April 7, 1928, to Arthur and Eva Ullom in Stratford, Texas. He graduated from Stratford High School, Baylor University and Tulane University Medical School.

He married the former Joyce Bennett on April 13, 1951, in New Orleans, La.

Dr. Ullom joined the Air Force and was a flight surgeon during the Korean War. He practiced family medicine for 12 years, mainly in Lubbock, Texas, where he started the Sick Children's Clinic with Dr. Gerald Marable. He then took a residency in otolaryngology at the VA hospital in Dallas before returning in 1969 to Lubbock to practice until he retired in 1999.

He was a member of Lubbock-Crosby Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He was devoted to the Great Physician, and was an active member of the Downtown Bible Class. In 2005, he and Joyce moved to Bozeman.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Suzanne Johnson (Walter) of Dallas, Texas; son, Stan Ullom (Cheryl) of Dallas, Texas; son, Dr. Brian Ullom (Louise) of Yakima, Wash.; daughter, Rebecca Ruefer (Bruce) of Bozeman; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock, Texas. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at W.W. Rix Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112; or to the Sick Children's Clinic, 1002 Ave. A, Lubbock, TX 79401.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 16, 2008
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