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CHARLES BULLEN

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Charles W. "Chic" Bullen Logan, Utah Charles William Bullen, 90, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2009 in Logan. He was born on January 15, 1919 in Logan, Utah to Roy and Annie Nibley Bullen, Charles married Jonnie Blackett, December 6, 1940. He graduated from East High School and received a B.S. degree in business from the University of Utah, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Charles was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in1940. He served on active duty from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. By the end of World War II, he was a Lt. Commander. Following World War II, Charles worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in both Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. In 1949, he and his family moved to Logan where he owned and managed a farm equipment and irrigation supplies business. Charles also started a retail tire store in Logan. Managing these businesses was a lifelong passion. Charles was a member of the L.D.S. Church. He enjoyed financially helping member of his extended family serve missions for the church. Charles was very active in civic and political affairs. He was elected a member of the Utah State House of Representatives for four years and the Utah Senate for ten years. Prior to his legislative service, he served as president of the following organizations: the Big Blue Club; Logan Chamber of Commerce; Logan Golf and Country Club; Logan Rotary Club; Intermountain Hardware Dealers Association, and First Security Bank of Logan. Charles was a member of the following boards of directors: Boy Scouts of America, Cache Valley Council; Northern Utah First Security Bank; Utah Council of Retailers and Wholesalers; Utah State Board of Regents; Sunshine Terrace Foundation, and Logan Regional Hospital. During his lifetime, Charles received many awards including; Distinguished service Award, Utah State University; Distinguished Executive Award, Utah State College of Business, and Alumni of Merit Award, University of Utah. He was the Utah Chairman for the George H.W. Bush for President campaigns in 1980 and 1988. He is survived by his wife, Jonnie Backett Bullen; children, Bill (Marty) Bullen and Jim (Sherry) Bullen of Logan, Utah; Sidney Bullen Dibble of Park City; nine grandchildren and nine-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28 at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 27 and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services on Monday at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed at www.allenmortuaries.net. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to a charity of your choice.

Published in Deseret News on Dec. 27, 2009
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