Bunker, Edith (Stearns) (June 27, 1876 - November 14, 1966)

Edith Bunker laid to rest


Unknown - November 17, 1966

Funeral services for Edith Stearnes Bunker were held Wednesday, November 16, at Stark's Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Maedche of the United Church of Christ, Congregational, officiating. Burial was beside her husband in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Bunker, a resident of Douglas for 62 years, died at the Wilson Nursing Home November 14. She was 90 years of age.

She was born June 27, 1876 at Portland, Connecticut, near Hartford, and was married to Daniel Frank Bunker in Boston. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Bunker was employed by the Dennison Paper Co.

In 1904, the Bunkers came to Douglas and lived on the Bunker Ranch in the LaBonte area, a sheep ranch operated by Gibson Livestock Co. Mr. Bunker was related to the Gibson family. Mr. Bunker died in 1949. They had no children.

Mrs. Bunker was active in the Congregational Church for many years, singing in the choir and with active membership in the Ladies' Circle. She also was a member of the Afternoon Card Club.

A sparkling and witty lady, Mrs. Bunker was popular with her many friends, and even in later years enjoyed getting out to visit downtown.

She is survived by a niece, Dorothy Stearns of Newton, Mass., and a nephew, Lewis Moss of Hartford, Conn.


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