Andrea Lee Bunzey
August 29, 1946 – January 5, 2019
Andrea “Andi” Bunzey, of Longmont, passed away at her home on January 5, 2019. She was 72 years old. Andi was born in Binghamton, New York to Arthur “Bush” and Catherine “Kitty” Bushnell on August 29, 1946.
Throughout her life, Andi, loved sports and was involved in many bowling leagues in California and Colorado. She became a huge NASCAR fan and traveled to many races. Andi loved to travel on road trips in the RV. She enjoyed spending time at Carter Lake and being by the water.
Andi is survived by her pride and joy- her daughter, Kimberly O’Brien; grandchildren, Shelby, Brady, Summer and Bryson; great-granddaughter, Arayla; sister-in-law, Lori Bushnell; brother-in-law, Jim (Chong) Bunzey; nephew, Brent, cousins, 2nd cousins and many friends.
In addition to her parents, Andi was preceded in death by her first husband, Patrick O’Brien, second husband, Bruce Bunzey; twin brother, Adams Bushnell; niece, Stacy Bushnell; aunt, Betty Piersol; brother-in-law, Dale Bunzey and many many beloved pets.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial Contributions can be made to Golden Retriever Rescue.
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Andrea Lee Bunzey
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January 10, 2019
My first memory of Andi took place in the Ivy Stockwell gym where Kim and I developed our exemplary dance skills in a disco dance class. Our moms’ friendship was ignited by a shared sense of humor. I didn’t know it back then, but apparently all the smiles we saw when we looked back over our shoulders was the result of their laughter.
I was around six then. Forty some years later I reflect back on the influence Andi had on me. Andi gave me my first real job complete with a time card (well, it was a 3x5 index card, but it was pretty official to me). After a good snack, Kim and I would walk out to the greenhouse and water, plant peat baskets etc. under the patient supervision of Andi. Looking back, I’m sure there were baskets Andi had to redo after I left. But all I remember is her kindness and patience with me. All that I remember was feeling successful, independent and accomplished. And most importantly, I felt loved.