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Arizona's High Country, Canyons and Deserts            (More pictures to come - Pix by Pullen)


In memory of Chuck on his 88th birthday, some of  his kids, grandkids, (and great grandson) hiked up Blackett's Ridge. 

One of his favorite hikes to stay in condition.      Here are photos of the commemorative hike.  November 9th, 2013


  Photos of the commemorative hike.


In Memory of

Charles William Pullen, MD

November 9, 1925 - February 22, 2013

Passed away at home in Tucson at age 87 surrounded by loving family.
Born at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
to Marie D. Krueger-Pullen and Dwight French Pullen. 
    (Dwight was a math-science teacher and Principal, Flagstaff High School)

Chuck graduated from Flagstaff High School, 1944.
Arizona State College graduate at Flagstaff (NAU), 1949.
Married Adavern Waas, Dallas, Texas, 1950.
M.D. degree Southwestern Medical School of University of Texas, Dallas, 1952.

C W Pullen, 1946

Captain, Medical Officer, US Air Force: DMAFB, Tucson, AZ, 1954 – 1956.
One of the Founding Fathers, University of Arizona Medical Center.
Pediatrician, private practice, Tucson, Arizona, 1960 – 1980 (20 years).
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army – Ft. Huachuca, AZ, Chief of Pediatrics 1981 - 1984 (4 years).
Pediatrician at Navajo-operated Sage Memorial Hospital, Ganado, AZ 1985 –1994 (10 years).

Volunteer preceptor for the College of Medicine, University of Arizona.
Southern Arizona Hiking Club guide (20 years).
Southern Arizona Search and Rescue Association (20 years).
Lions Club, since 1958 (55 years) in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Ganado, AZ.
Active in Boy Scouts – Silver Beaver award, highest local honor in Scouting.
Member of Catalina Methodist Church since 1954.
Lifelong avocations: hiking, photography (Pix by Pullen), trains.

Predeceased by parents, younger sister Virginia Bell, and grandson Derek Petersen.

Survived by wife, Adavern, and sister Berta Richards.
6 Children: Evelyn Marchese, Donna Petersen, Keith Pullen, Carol Pullen, Martha Pullen, Ruth Soklow.
5 Grandchildren: Nicholas Marchese, Jamie Petersen Stavenger, Kami Pullen Ferguson, Weslin Pullen, Trissa Pullen.
3 Great-Grandchildren: Kendall Stavenger, Carter Stavenger, Eli Ferguson.

Memorial service on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Tucson Breakfast Lions Club for the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, to TMC for Children (Tucson Medical Center), or to the University of Arizona Foundation for the College of Medicine.  [Download Memorial Program in PDF]  For questions or comments about this site, send mail to .
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