Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman, Fresno, CA


James Ward Ulrich

March 29, 1953March 8, 2020

James (Jim) Ulrich left this earth Sunday, March 8, 2020 after 20 years of fighting Cancer at the age of 66.

Jim was born in Fresno, California on March 29, 1953 (Palm Sunday) to Henry and Irene Ulrich.

He married his wife and soul mate Carol on November 5, 1973 in Louisiana while Jim was in the US Army stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife Carol, their three daughters, Laura Ulrich, Stephanie Klays and her husband Paul, and Carlie Evans. His sister Sandra Grey and her husband Stephen. Three grandchildren, grandson Cody Daffron, granddaughter Rhiannon Evans and grandson Trystan Evans.

Jim had always been employed by Government entities. Including the US Army, Department of Interior with two National Parks, and two City governments. After retiring in 2015, Jim and Carol moved back to Fresno to help their aging mothers. Jim’s mom passed away in 2016 and Carol’s mom in 2018.

His love goes out to his family and friends.

Many thanks to St. Mary’s Hospice for home care.

A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm.


25 April

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman Avenue
Fresno, California 93706


James Ward Ulrich

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Monica Evans

March 31, 2020

Jim we always enjoyed spending time with you when we visited CA. Rest in Peace.

Harry Bedrosian

March 19, 2020

Jim you will be missed , I will never forget all the times we shared . I know we have not been in contact in a while . But you were like a brother in are younger days. I will not forget that, When I heard of your passing my heart skipped a beat and I lost my breath. A million times well miss you and cry . If tears could build a stairway we'd walk a path to heaven and bring you home again. Carol and family I am sorry for your loss , He was a great guy and are times together will never be forgotten . Harry Bedrosian

Cheryl Cox

March 18, 2020

Jim...Thanks for all the good times and chuckles! Thanks for always supporting me at work!!! You are missed Dear Friend! Carol...I am so sorry for you loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family! Love, Cheryl

Carol Ulrich

March 15, 2020

I’ll never say goodbye to you my soul mate & best friend who always had my “6”. I still can’t believe you’re gone from this earth. The only thing that comforts me is knowing you aren’t suffering any longer and how much you’ve shown me how much you loved me. You’ll always be in my heart forever. Until I see you again please carry my heart with you. I love you to infinity and eternity 💕 Carol 😢

Gene Braze

March 15, 2020

My wife and I hope that your trip to heaven is an awesome one! See you later.