Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012

Taken from Find-a-Grave website



            Elaine L Calkins was born July 8, 1920 to Frank and Mellie Bull, their third child and second daughter in Ten Sleep, Washakie, WY.  The family lived on Nowood creek until retirement to Ten Sleep.  Her siblings were Donald (deceased at birth 1917), Marion, Millicent, Bessie, William F (Bill) and Nona L Bull.  She was schooled in Ten Sleep and was still listed at her parentís residence until after 1940.  She attended the University of Wyoming for one year, then came back and taught school at Red Bank, Big Trails and Hyattville.  After that she returned to college at the University of Washington in Seattle and taught school at Hyattville to elementary grades.  Eventually, she found a teaching job in Worland and taught third grade at the Watson Building and was one of the first teachers at Eastside School upon its completion.  She was a dedicated teacher who loved her students and she was also involved in professional activities including the NEA, Wyoming Ed. Assn., and the Worland Ed. Assn.  She was a member of American Association of University Women.  She was a devoted family person taking care of her mother Mellie and her uncle Charles Jones.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Donald and William Bull, sisters Marion Culver, Millie Buchanan and Bessie EverettShe was survived by her sister Nona Bull Lyman of Basin.  She passed away on 6 May 2005 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.


Memories:  I especially remember what an impressive dignity and bearing that Elaine L Bull Calkins carried with her.  She was strikingly pretty and always well turned-out.  What a successful educator and human being she was!  Fb