Dock Pulliam Bias

July 2, 1914 – December 2, 2012

Dock Pulliam Bias passed away at the Canyonlands Care Center on Dec. 2, 2012.

She was born in Bardley, Missouri on July 2, 1914, the oldest child of Ethel T. and Carroll McDonald (Doc) Stinnette, and graduated from Fremont High School.

She married Arlen Pulliam on Jan. 9, 1932, in Van Buren, Missouri. Times were hard but they worked together and took care of their three beautiful daughters: Bobbie, Billie, and Karen.

They moved to western Colorado in 1955, where Arlen began working in the uranium mining industry. She became a member of Nucla’s Assembly of God church.

Dock was an accomplished seamstress, sewing for many people through out her life. She enjoyed learning various arts and crafts, eventually settling on quilting, embroidery, and crochet.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially her six grandchildren.

After her husband passed away in 1975, Dock moved briefly to Moab where she worked as a cook and kitchen manager. However, she missed her friends and life in Nucla, Colo. She moved back to Nucla and became manager and cook for a local café.

In 1978, Dock married her good friend, Sherman Bias. They enjoyed exploring the beautiful country in western Colorado and eastern Utah. Sherman passed away in 1986.

Dock was known for cooking, fundraising, driving and organizing outings for the seniors in the West End of Montrose County, Colo. until she retired in 2010. Montrose County RSVP program honored Dock for 30 years of service and Nucla’s Water Days Celebration selected her as Grand Marshal for the parade on July 4, 2008.

She became a resident of Canyonlands Care Center at Moab Regional Health Center in 2012.

She is survived by her three daughters: Bobbie Maberry, Salt Lake City; Billie Klepzig, Moab; and Karen Brake, Perkins, Oklahoma, six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren: and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands Arlen Pulliam and Sherman Bias, her parents and siblings, and one grandson.