Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Doris Lee Bull was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Pringle, S.D. After graduating from Custer (S.D.) High School, she went to Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo.
While working for the Tivoli Brewery Co. in Denver, she met Air Force airman Russell Bull from Lancaster, Pa. They married Sept. 4, 1954, in Pringle. Their passion for square dancing brought them together and they continued square dancing for years.
Doris participated in Bluebirds, Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts and 4-H while her children were young. She was a foster parent for over 12 years, fostering 78 children. Later she was a secretary for a Casper, Wyo., law firm and office manager for the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper.
She was a member of TOPS for many years. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and sewing. She won awards for her quilts and created elaborate cakes for community events. She had a passion for collecting dolls.
Doris died March 20, 2013, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. She was 82.
She was preceded in death by her sister, lone Carroll; and her parents, Art and Hannah Wilkinson.
Doris is survived by her beloved husband, Russell; sons, Mark and Steve (Ester); and daughters, Dawn, Sheila (Teri) and Sharon; sister, Eileen (Wink); and brother Charles (Sharon).
Services were March 25 at the Restoration Church in Casper.
In lieu of floral arrangements, the family asks that donations be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation at www.parkinson.org.
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