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Richard (Rick) Bullion

Sep 3, 1951 - Jan 26, 2018
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 Fish and Wildlife can rest easy this year; we’ve lost a great outdoorsman who has now retired his Stand.   

Following a valiant battle, Richard (Rick) Loren Bullion, 66, passed away peacefully on January 26 at Cottage in the Meadow with his wife and youngest daughter by his side.  Rick was born on September 3, 1951 in Yakima, Washington.  After living his early childhood years in Selah, his family moved to Union Gap where he spent his youth roaming the hillsides and fishing in local lakes and streams.  In High School, he played the trumpet and had the opportunity to play with his band in the Rose Bowl Parade. Rick graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1969.
 
After graduation, Rick moved to Alaska where he worked for Fish & Wildlife and as a cook.  Upon returning to Yakima, Rick continued to spend most of his free time fishing and hunting. He was a sharp shooter and had an impeccable eye for spotting wildlife. His best friend loved to retell a story about the time Rick shot two pheasants with one bullet from a moving truck which usually led to them arguing about the details. There were very few years he returned from Elk Camp without his Elk. He knew all the greatest fishing holes, many of which will remain secret. Rick was passionate about his hobbies and passed his honed hunting and fishing skills to his nephews; all of whom looked up to him greatly. He retired from UPS in 2016.
 
Rick is survived by his wife, Christina Guper; mother, Marilee Lund; 3 daughters, Dana (William) Longmire, Kelley (Paul) Damon, and Crissy (Randy) Weeks; 4 sisters, Debbie Nedeff, Patti Robinett, Pam Bullion, and Bonnie Andreas; 7 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and lifelong friend Judy Bullion.  He is preceded in death by his father, Ed Bullion; and biological father, JD Blehm, with whom he had the pleasure of bonding and creating great memories during the last 20 years.  We will all miss Rick's endearing life lessons and stories about how he’s “no ordinary man.”
 
Special thanks to Dr. Stanlee Lu and his team at Trios Oncology in Kennewick for your loving care, outstanding end of life care provided by Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, Tom and Dick Root who broke the mold when it comes to friendship, nephews Darin Wilkens and Randy Fox who made Rick’s last hunting trip a possibility and a success, and all the friends and family who provided support. 
 
Private family services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cottage in the Meadow in care of Brookside Funeral Home (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936). 
 

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