August 20, 1932 - October 1, 2013

Elizabeth was born on August 20, 1932 in Electra, Texas to John and Mildred Johnson. She left us to go to Paradise on October 1, 2013. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Fines Lee Bullard, her son, Fines Lee Bullard Jr., her grandson Garrod Michael Bullard, and her granddaughter Terra Mae Bullard. Elizabeth left behind her daughter Molly and husband Richard White of Bakersfield, CA; son Larry Bullard of Maricopa, CA; daughter Barbara and husband Wondel Pierce of Taft, CA; daughter Teresa Bullard of Maricopa, CA; son Terry and wife Bonnie Bullard of Maricopa, CA; son Gary Bullard of Taft, CA; and son Jerry and wife Tracy Bullard of Taft, CA. Twenty-three grandchildren, the apples of her eye, who will deeply miss her infectious smile and warm hugs, fifty-nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren who will miss the fight for the number one seat in the house-Grandma's lap.

Elizabeth, who was most commonly known as Grandma Bullard, was a pillar of strength for her family. Just as much as she knew that Jesus loved her, she showed the same unconditional love to all she met. But you could guarantee she would give it to you straight! Grandma's favorite pastimes were driving in the car hunting for wildflowers and listening to her country music. In 1968, her and her husband moved their seven children from Texas to California, eventually settling down in Maricopa. Her own children fondly remember and cherish her daily interactions with each of them, whether it was over the phone or over a cup of coffee at "Grandma's Round Table". Each of her grandchildren have their own special memories; singing lullabies, dancing in the living room, and eating homemade ice cream every 5th of July in remembrance of her and Grandpa's anniversary.

She may not have been a celebrity or world record holder, but she was everything to this family. You will be so terribly missed, Grandma, but not forgotten. You may have seemed like a small stone but look at the many ripples you've caused. Thank you for who you were, because it made each of us who we are today. Till we see you again in paradise.

The family would like to invite all who wish to pay their respects to come join us for Elizabeth's viewing on Monday, October 7th at Erickson & Brown Funeral Home in Taft from 3:00 to 8:30 pm. Services will be held graveside at Westside District Cemetery on Tuesday, October 8th at 11:00 am.

Psalms 116:8 "For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling..."