Beverly Jean Bulloch, RN, died on Thursday April 29, five days after a pulmonary embolus took her breath away. Beverly was 62 years old (born November 8, 1958 in Albany, Ga. to Charlie and Betty Jean Bulloch [nee Nichols]). She had lived in Humboldt County for 15 years. Prior to her move to Humboldt, Bev lived in Springfield, Mass. and Augusta, Ga. Bev is survived by her “person” of the last 30 years (Tina Manos), her two dogs (Bootsie and Bella) and her cousins Eddie Bullock and Lloyd (Butch) Gordon.

Bev grew up fishing. Joy for her was being on the water. As an adult Bev would often talk about trips she had made to “fish camp” (i.e., Norton’s) and time spent on the St. Johns River in Welaka, Fla. Bev knew her stuff when it came to catching bream, bass, and flounder. Bev would cook up a fish fry with hush puppies and fried green tomatoes that were to die for. Later in life Bev loved to boat or kayak in Lake George, N.Y., the Great Egg Harbor Bay (N.J.), the Atlantic Ocean (N.J.), Humboldt Bay and the local lagoons. Camping, fishing, taking the dogs (Cocoa, Babe, Bucky, Bug, Bootsie and Bella) to rivers and beach were the most fun to Bev.

Bev worked from a very young age and put herself through nursing school. During her career she served in hospital and clinical settings that included a burn unit, ICU, ED (Level 1 trauma center), hospice, the Open Door clinic…and most recently Bev was working at Frensenius Kidney care (dialysis). She was unafraid to roll up her sleeves and help, even it was not her job to do so. She was the consummate patient advocate and worked especially hard for those without a voice. Bev had compassion for all people, and she acted on that compassion. Every minute outside of work for Bev was about making the world a great place for her family; she made each house a home. Bev was an exceptional chef and a talented photographer and gardener. She was the “real deal,” as her compass in life was focused on the important things: family, nature, animals.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ASPCA or the Human Rights Campaign in Beverly’s name. A private Celebration of Life for Beverly will be held by her work colleagues and friends. Bev will have her ashes co-mingled with of those of her dogs and spread with the sea turtles in Honokowai Maui at a later date.


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