Idabelle Evelyn Slawson Bunch

December 4, 1921April 12, 2014

Idabelle joined Montie for a glorious reunion in heaven on Saturday, April 12, 2014. She was born the baby girl of a family of nine children on December 4, 1921, to Elvira Finley and WM Forrest Slawson. Idabelle married Montie R. Bunch on June 26, 1939, and they were together for 58 years. While living in Amarillo, they raised six children: Nancy, Ronnie, Sue, Kathy, Linda and Kenny. They moved to Arlington, where she worked and retired from University of Texas at Arlington, as a librarian for 20 years. After her retirement, they moved back to Amarillo. She was a faithful charter member of the South Georgia Baptist Church, where she taught a ladies bible class for many years. She started many bible study and prayer groups because she was always a witness for Christ and a Christian first. She taught her family the bible, the love of Christ, and his plan of salvation. She studied and knew the bible very well. She will forever be remembered for her strength, laughter, charm, lovingness, kindness, and her ability to teach. Remembering their mother, and cherishing her memory is Nancy Martin of Odessa, Texas, Ronnie Bunch of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kathy and Robert Perry of Amarillo. She has 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and many many nieces and nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Montie, three of her children, Sue, Linda and Kenny, two sons-in-law, Larry Moore and Charles Martin, a grandchild, Ricky Lynn Moore and a great-grandson, Josh Diaz. The memorial celebration iss at 11 a.m. today in South Georgia Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests the purchase of Gideon Bibles or a tree being planted in her name in Israel. (


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 14, 2014

Idabelle Evelyn Slawson Bunch

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April 15, 2014

We were so sad to hear about your mother's death. Because she was a Christian, we know that she is in heaven with her loved ones and no longer in any pain. May God comfort you at this time and wrap his loving arms around you and your family. We Love you Tom and Sharon Perry

April 14, 2014

Our deepest Condolences to the family, friends and loved ones. The World lost a sweet, caring, lovely Lady and whoever had the privilege of knowing her will surely miss her. She was a great Mother, a dedicated Christian, a friend and always someone who loved everyone. Our prayers are with you and may God comfort and strengthen your family in this great loss as you go thru this sad time and also may He fill your hearts with many fond memories of such a precious one. She will be missed by all. With much Love and Sympathy, Carol & Gary Wilson