ROY IRVING BULSON, age 85 of Grand Rapids, son of Irving and Gladys Bulson, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Emerald Meadows. He is survived by wife of 41 years Marjory; children, Jeffrey (Julie) Bulson, David (Joanne) Bulson, Paul (Karen) Bulson, Teresa (Bill Stevens) Easler, Dennis (Jaine Jaine) Baker, Scott (Julie) Baker, Linda (Dirk Tepp) Juarez; sister, Joy Tounge; 19 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. To Roy no decision was quickly made in life. Always he wondered how things worked and how better behavior and thinking by himself and others might be arranged. Born in Jackson, Michigan, he lived most of his adult life in Grand Rapids. In healthier times fly fishing the Jordan River was his passion. He enjoyed good tools, pipe tobacco, hunting, watercolors and being a doctor. At 16 years of age he wrote a letter expressing his desire to be a doctor. That desire became reality. He became a family doctor practicing in Standale. Countless times he would make house calls, and often receive pies from grateful patients. He was a lifelong democrat, catholic, strong opinion holder and detailed story teller. He battled hypertension and over 20 years a renal transplant patient. Treatment and bouts of hospitalization shortened his capacity and changed his life’s path. The balance sheet of those he helped and treated tipped his way over the times he came up short. He would say “Do your best, don’t embarrass the family” and “See you at the movies.” The feature plays now in reruns and he is missed as he missed his father. We thank you for all your support and remembrance. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2750 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Paul Milanowski presiding. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Inc., 1169 Oak Valley Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108.