Anita Joyce Standefer Bulin

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BIG SPRING - Anita Joyce Standefer Bulin died May 10, 2019, following a year long battle with lymphoma.

She was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Big Spring, to Clement Ray Standefer and Dorothy Sue Henson Standefer. She was preceded in death by her beloved father.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Mike, two daughters Alexis Penn and husband Joe, Amanda Haygood and husband Shawn, and stepson Mike Bulin and wife Andrea, and three grandchildren, Regan Bulin, Jacob Penn, and Elizabeth Joy Penn. She also leaves behind her mother, Sue, and sister Brenda Driggers and husband Ron and their children and grandchildren.

She loved the Bulin family and will be remembered and missed by brother-in-law Lewis and wife Betty, sisters-in-law Geraldine Borgwardt, and Kathy Gresham and husband Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews and their beautiful families.

She grew up in Stanton, attending school there until her junior year of high school when the family moved to Abilene. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1967. It was in a data processing class in AHS that the seeds of a career in information technology were sown.

She spent her working years as a computer programmer and leader who gained the friendship and respect of many in several DFW area organizations to include Haggar, Boy Scouts of America and GTE/Verizon. It was said that if Joyce put it in, you could count on it. It worked.

A highlight of her life was her service, during the 1970s, as a Dallas Police Reserve Officer. She served with distinction, becoming the first female sergeant, and a Reserve Officer of the Year.

There will be no funeral; her body has been willed to medical science with the hope that knowledge gained may be used to help someone else.

She will be missed and remembered by so many. Everything she did in life was for her children.

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