In Loving Memory of Velda J. Pulliam 1939-2019

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Velda J. Pulliam

Velda J. Pulliam went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2019. Velda was born May 6, 1939 to
Otha O. (Slim) and Clara Ellen (Goff) Talkington. Velda had 2 brothers. Raymond Lee Talkington, who was
her senior, and Ronald D. Talkington, who died at birth on February 3, 1941.

Velda was raised in the Hamilton, CO area. In 1956, Velda turned 17 years old and graduated from Craig High School on May 6th. Velda graduated in the same class as her older brother by completing 7th and 8th
grade in one year. Velda married her soulmate, and the love of her life, Dale E. Pulliam on June 12, 1956.

Velda and Dale started their life together in their first home, the Muddy Pass Highway Camp. In 1957 Dale was drafted into the Army. Velda stayed with her parents during this time. When Dale was discharged from the Army, Velda and Dale moved back into the Muddy Pass Highway Camp and welcomed 3 sons into their family. In 1963 Velda, Dale, and boys moved to the Kremmling, CO area where they resided until 2014. Velda and Dale made their final move to Austin, CO, where they enjoyed the last days of their lives together. June 12, 2019, Velda and Dale would have celebrated 63 years of marriage. Velda loved to write and was a talented poet. There is not an event or gathering that passed without a beautiful and touching poem from Velda.

With a twinkle in her eye and a smile upon her face, Velda would share with those she loved her heart in the form of a poem. Velda loved to sing hymns and has rocked many a child to sleep with her sweet song.
Velda was well known for her gentle love, kind heart, and deep devotion to her Heavenly Father. Velda was
dedicated to her family, her husband, her poetry, her life, and, most of all, her Lord.

Velda is survived by her husband, Dale E. Pulliam; 3 sons, Allen D. Pulliam (Denise), Larry L. Pulliam
(Winona), Jeffrey M. Pulliam (Telina); 6 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, 3 of which are in the hanger. Velda was preceded in death by her father, mother, and 2 brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm at Surface Creek Community Church 21987 Austin Rd, Austin CO.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Surface Creek Community Church P.O. Box 44 Austin, CO 81410.
Cards may be sent to Dale Pulliam at P.O. Box 21, Austin, CO 81401

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