Draper Mortuary

811 North Mountain Ave, Ontario, CA


James Ellis Bullen

June 29, 1950October 29, 2019

James Ellis Bullen was born In Pomona, California on June 29, 1950 and passed away on October 29, 2019. He was a beloved husband, treasured father, son, brother, and friend to many. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Marita Bullen; son James Patrick Bullen and daughter-in-law Jenna; sisters-in-law Janine Tabakman and Elouise Woore; brother-in-law Tom Woore; sister Kathy Groves and husband Doug and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Claire and Audrey Bullen.

He worked for over twenty years at Inter Metro Industries as a Plating Foreman and at Crown City Plating as a Quality Assurance Engineer. He had to take an early retirement because of many health problems including multiple surgeries and later on Parkinson’s Disease.

Jim lived his life to the fullest, never complaining about his health problems; he just kept on going. He loved woodworking, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, and going to the casinos to play the keno slots. He enjoyed the food at the casino restaurants and had to always have the hottest hot sauce on everything. Lizzy, our Miniature Pinscher puppy, was the apple of his eye. He loved her dearly. He will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers please send monetary contributions to: St. Oscar Romero Catholic Church Building Fund in Memory of James Bullen 14395 Chandler St. Eastvale, California 92880



  • Memorial Service Friday, November 15, 2019


  • Inurnment (Private)


James Ellis Bullen

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Debra Wesbrook

November 1, 2019

My memories of Jim Bullen are a man who is cheerful, witty, charismatic, extremely knowledgeable, and a great love for his son and wife. I will always remember “game night” with the Bullens living on Zapata; usually Marita and I against the guys! Roars of laughter and great food! I cherish those days of friendship. I also remember all the kids playing together day in and out. May Jim Rest In Peace . My prayers go out to the family; if I lived in California I would be at the memorial! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏