Betty Ruth Bundy
December 21, 1944 – October 6, 2018
Escondido mourns beloved 30+ year Home Economics teacher, Betty Bundy.
Betty Ruth (Brown) Bundy, age 73, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, October 6, 2018. Betty battled Alzheimer’s disease for 6 years and for the past 8 months she had lived at Vista Del Lago, a memory care facility in Escondido. She was born December 21, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to Clyde and Angie Brown. In 1960, Betty was in the 10th grade at South Oak Cliff High School, when met her future husband, Don Bundy. She attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX and graduated with a Home Economics Education degree in 1966. Don joined the U.S. Navy in 1965 and the two of them were married December 1966. Betty was a strong and faithful “Navy wife” for 27 years of their 52 year marriage. Together they raised their daughter Donielle and son Byron at Camp Lejeune, NC, North Little Rock, AR and in Escondido, California since 1977. She was a wonderful mother, a loving “Nana” to her six grandchildren, and a faithful Proverbs 31 kind of wife to Don for 52 years. As a favorite teacher at Hidden Valley Middle School, “Mrs. Bundy” taught approximately 16,000 Escondido students how to cook and how to sew from 1980-2010. She leaves a legacy of hand-made t-shirts, book covers, coffee cakes, pizzas, pie crusts and other sweet memories in her wake. Betty’s greatest joy came from serving others. Whether it was her family whom she adored, or even perfect strangers, she loved others and delighted in helping and serving anyone she could. Her amazing smile and sparkling blue eyes seemed to brighten and better the world around us.
Left to cherish Betty’s memory are her high school sweetheart and husband, Don, daughter Donielle and Kenny Winter of Escondido, grandsons Christian, Peyton, Elliot and Brooks Winter and her son Byron and Sharla Bundy of Temple, TX, grandson Blake and granddaughter Anna Jo Bundy, older sisters Angie McCutcheon of Dallas, TX and Juanita Gibbs of Littleton, CO and younger brother Clyde Brown of Abilene, TX.
All friends, family and former students are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life service Sunday, October 28th at 3:00pm in the Chapel at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido.
Memorial services at Miramar National Cemetery are scheduled for 10:00am Monday, October 29th.
Betty Ruth Bundy
Cindy (Wright) Hartshorn
October 31, 2018
Mrs. Bundy was known by so many folks of Escondido. She always had kind words and was so supportive. Thanks to her family for sharing her with us, and to Mrs. Bundy thanks for teaching us life skills we all use every day. I often thought of her and will always remember her fondly. She will be missed.
October 29, 2018
Mrs. Bundy was my Home Ec. teacher at Hidden Valley Middle School in 1993. I remember her as being a very nice and my fellow students never had anything bad to say about her. That says a lot, since it seemed like every teacher had kids who didn't like them or spoke negatively about them. As I told my wife today, Mrs. Bundy is the reason why I know how to sew on a button. It may seem trivial, but it's stuck with me all these years. Believe it or not, I just sewed a button on a pair of shorts a week or two ago. I'm sorry to see she passed away, and I'm especially sad to see she had Alzheimer's as that disease hits close to home.
Claudia Kenngott Bevill
October 19, 2018
I have known Betty Brown Bundy since elementary school. Betty is a most amazing and beautiful human soul and is loved by all. Her passing is a huge loss to mankind, but a great and beautiful addition of God's choir. Betty was not only beautiful, but she was kind and giving in every way. We were high school friends as well, and continued to love one another throughout the ensuing years as we gathered for class reunions and special events. Betty will not be forgotten; not by me and not by many others who knew her and loved her throughout her lifetime. Like ripples in a stream her precious influence will go on and on.