Beulah Puls

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Beulah "Billie" Pearl Puls Was the 10 th child born (of 12) to Ralph Clinton Bradley, a mailman & sharecropper, & Emily Thigpen Bradley, a Cherokee Indian & homemaker, delivered into this world by her two (2) Aunts Beulah & Pearl on Friday November 29, 1929 in a 2 room house in Slater, in Coryell Co., TX. Billie was tough as nails & wouldn't give up struggled with heart problems & declining dementia for (2) decades, but finely lost that battle on Aug. 14, 2016 & was the last of her family to join our father in haven.

Billie started 1 st grade at 4 years old (common in though days) in a (7) room school house in Pearl TX., with many of her other siblings to watch over her. They had to come home from school to work the cotton fields & do the farm chores before finishing their homework by candlelight. Billie made high marks throw school & was elected as a Basketball Cheerleader, which may have been short lived in the country, but left a lifetime of memories for Billie. When Billie finished the 11 th grade, the ones who weren't off to war, help move the family to Houston. After doing a few classes at the University of Houston, Billie found her first job with a magazine company and travailed across the United States on assignments, a country girl of 16, seeing cities like Boston, Dallas, Kansas City, Pittsburg, Wichita, & New York. After a year of this traveling Billie arrived home; where her sister, Vivian, arrange a blind date with John Puls, who would end up being her future husband. She would marry him shortly after they met.

John was a 20 year old dark complexed, friendly, construction worker, like to dance, party, and ex-Navy that liked to have a good time & seemed to be Billie's type of match. They opened a Traven, which Billie ran, to keep her from traveling so must & home during her pregnancy. In December of 1947, their son Larry was born, who seemed to change their lives. Billie went back to work after about a year to Houston Central Warehouse where she would do office work for (33) years.

John & Billie like to fish, hunt, travel, gamble, work together. They built a bay house in 1952 wasn't only for them, but also their sibling, who usually join them every week-end for fish-fry's, crab-boils, or just sandwiches. The many Easter-egg hunts, Memorial Day, July 4 th , Labor Day BBQs, Thanksgiving, & Christmas parties that were celebrated over (16)years with so many family members & fiends during that time is unbelievable. Billie loved her family & wanted them a rounded her. Billie like to travel saw many parks from California to North Carolina, were there were family members to visit there as well. In their later working years John & Billie would spend there week-ends at Billie's sister, Ivory, farm in Molten, TX. They like working the garden, farm animals, & simple things they had both grown up knowing, even though it was hard work. They spend over a decade of their weekends, dedicated to farm work & spending time with her sister & brother-law. Later they built their retirement home on Lake Conroe, around John's family, & retired with a large garden, fig, & pecan, trees to occupy there time. They took gambling or fishing trips with family members to visit other family members or hunting trips to their ranch in Event, TX. near Billie's school town of Pearl, TX.

Billie's life really began falling apart after John's death, in June 2010, when all she had was her memories & she struggled with that. She had to be reminded that John & many others so close to her had departed & that saddened her deeply, but it would also bring back memories of camping trips, fishing, swimming, skiing, & being together. Billie lived a hard life & didn't seem to want any change with prosperity, but did enjoyed the befits of that hard work.

Billie is survived by son Larry Puls & wife Natalie, of Willis, TX. Sister-in-law's Marie Rascoe of Willis, TX. & Mary Puls of Willis, TX. And many nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Cashner Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The funeral service will be Thursday, August 18, 2016 beginning at 12:30pm with interment to follow in Garden Park Cemetery.


Published on from Aug. 15 to Aug. 28, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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