OBITUARY

Caroline Blue Lowery Buntz

September 25, 1920March 25, 2020

Caroline Blue Lowery Buntz was born in Ensley, Alabama on September 25, 1920. She married the love of her life, Len Buntz, in June 1945, and they embarked on a life of travel and adventure all over South America, Europe, Central America, Mexico and the United States. During her life, she traveled to 25 countries and lived in Argentina, Italy, Mexico and Ecuador. But of the greatest importance were her faith, her love of Jesus and her heart of compassion. She shared that love for Him with every person she met whether it was in NYC or the jungles of the Amazon. Language was never a barrier wherever she went because Caroline was pure in spirit, and those that met her knew it. Caroline adored her three children, six grandchildren, and three great grandsons. Her family, nieces, nephews, siblings, and those she adopted by heart (Kitty, Paulina, Angela, Ruth, Dennis and Debbie Stair) meant the world to her. Wherever she lived, her home was always filled with children, and most of them called her Mama Buntz. The aroma of freshly baked bread or hot chocolate permeated the air during the winter months when scores of children came to ice skate. She never raised her voice when the house overflowed during the summer months with kids going in and out to swim and water ski. She loved visiting with everyone, seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces and hearing everyone’s laughter. Caroline was an accomplished artist, poet and cook. She cherished her Scottish lineage and the Presbyterian Church. Her parents, Rassie and Caroline Rebecca Lowery; husband, Leonard Earl Buntz; granddaughter Caroline McMurchy; and her precious siblings predecease her. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. Caroline’s life is a legacy of Jesus’ love because she lived every day with Him. A private family graveside ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, 7500 W Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132. It will be streamed via Facebook Live. To view her service, see her Facebook Live event on Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper’s page.

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Shawna Brackenbury

March 31, 2020

I have many memories of spending a few hours with Caroline here and there, mostly at family gatherings, but one thing that always stands out in my mind was the way her face lit up when she saw and greeted me, she was genuinely happy to see me every single time. It didn’t matter if it had been months or days, she greeted me like a long lost family member. She had the best stories; such an interesting lady, I am so happy I had the last 30+ years of loving Caroline. She will always be an inspiration to me and I will miss her loving smile and sweet hugs. xoxo Shawna B.

Gladys Woods

March 30, 2020

We met Caroline and Len in Ecuador. Len and my husband Bud worked on the Wycliffe DC-3 crew together. When Len had a heart attack in the airplane Bud put him on oxygen & transported him to the hospital. We always loved visiting Caroline in Oklahoma as she so warmly welcomed us and showed us such love it was as only Caroline could love and show. Incredible! Lois, John and George, we felt like a part of your family. My prayers are with you.

Kitty Mann

March 30, 2020

I called her Mom! When I came to the US on October, after having traveled on a cargo boat from Argentina for 28 days, Len Buntz, met me at the bus station in Atlanta. Mom was expecting Lois at the time and the doctor had curtailed her activities. She made me feel so welcomed and prepared a wonderful meal for me. The next day, Len Buntz, took me to Young Harris Jr. College in the mountains of North Georgia. I spent my first Christmas with Mom and Len. What a blessed time that was! We have stayed connected all these years and as I look over my life, I have a heart full of gratitude to God for sending Mom and Len into my life!

Lois Morgan

March 30, 2020

Caroline exemplified to me what it is to be a "lady".
I always said that if I hung around her more, I might learn to speak more slowly, lol! That might not have been possible for ME, but I know any time spent with her would teach me to speak WISELY.
I never heard her say anything that wasn't kind and well thought out.
Since I still have the travel trailer that they took to Mexico City in the 60's, I think of her every time I see it.

Brenda Williams

March 30, 2020

I was never blessed by meeting Caroline in person. My friendship with Lois was how our lives crossed. In that short time I learned a lot about her. I will cherish her book she sent me forever.

Frankie Davis

March 30, 2020

A beautiful, beautiful lady. So fortunate I was able to know her and meet her a few times when she was visiting Lois in Clarksdale. A sweet soul. I am so sorry for your loss, and I know you will miss Caroline.

Gilroy Chow

March 30, 2020

A lovely lady who will be deeply missed by all who came to be a loving part of her life!

Kevin Smith

March 27, 2020

So sorry to hear about Caroline passing. It’s comforting to know she and Len are back together in the presence of the Lord. So many fond memories of camping, canoeing, and swimming at the lake.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY