James Lloyd Bullen, 61, passed away Sept. 19 in Edgewood. He was born Nov. 19, 1954, in Grand Junction, Colo. Jim was a renowned engineer and traveled worldwide for work with Optomec. He worked for the Sandia National Labs for 20 years, and Optomec, Inc. for 18 years, as well as owning his own “Furniture Medic” franchise. Jim loved spending his free time woodworking, was an avid reader, and was a dedicated Denver Broncos fan. Jim’s love for Jesus Christ was extremely important to him. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for many years and was recently attending Valley View Christian Church in Edgewood. Jim had a dedicated love for his family and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Ray Bullen and brother, Thomas Glenn. Jim is survived by his mother, Carolee Bullen of Artesia; his wife of 27 years, Brenda Bullen of Edgewood; daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and Jacob Corvin, Coleen and Berto Chavez and Haley Bullen, all of Edgewood; sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Dr. Stephen White, as well as four nieces and five nephews; and two grandchildren, Lexis and James Corvin. A memorial service was held Sept. 23 at Valley View Christian Church, with Pastor Brandon Shaffer officiating.
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