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Posted by: Ami (ID *****8986) Date: May 14, 2002 at 07:30:36
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MAUDE MADELINE PADGETT BULLA was born August 23, 1914 in Charlotte, North Carolina and passed away Mother's Day, May 12, 2002. She is survived by son Dan Bulla, grandchildren Danica Tucker and Tom Bulla, and great granddaughters Sydney and Micaela Tucker. Madeline was the ninth of ten children and has one surviving sister, Helen Hamrick, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives she was close to throughout her life. She led a full life in a turbulent era, married for 59 years to Sidney Chappell Bulla, a former reporter and editor with the Houston Chronicle and Chicago Sun Times. Together they survived the Depression, W.W.II and the Korean War, were among the pioneers who lived outside of Houston City limits in the then primitive and unincorporated area later known as Memorial Drive, and traveled extensively in the US and Europe. Among her favorite pastimes were gardening, painting, music and dancing to the Big Band sounds. Among her favorite stories was the night a Big Band changed the words to "Lady in Red" to Lady in Blue" to commemorate how stunning she looked in a particular dress. She was loved and cherished by many and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be a 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/14/2002.

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