Archie H. Bunting

January 22, 1932November 20, 2020
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Archie Hugh Bunting

On January 22, 1932, Albert and Lenora Cramer-Bunting welcomed into their humble life, a son they named Archie Hugh. Uttleyville can no longer be found on a map, but at one time the tiny town served a small community of homesteaders and ranchers, near Pritchett, Colorado. Like his three brothers David, Lee, and Lloyd, and his sister, Charlotte, Archie learned hard work and thrift from the cradle. Homesteader families lived on little beyond hope for a better tomorrow. Archie took his lessons to heart, developing a steadfast, strong, consistent personality that displayed as competence, serving him and his family well. He married Norma Jean Birt, also from Uttleyville, in Clayton, New Mexico on October 22, 1951. That simple wedding resulted in four children. Kathy (Rex) Harper of Lamar, Dale (Sandra) Bunting of Pueblo West, Linda (Joe) Bedsworth of Arnold, MO, and Nancy (George) Bunting-Casias of Pueblo. The family has continued to grow with eleven grandchildren; Renee, Steve, Crystal, William, Eric, Michelle, Adam, Alisha, Ashley, Eric, and Charity. Also, nine great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Hunter, Conley, Lea, Willow, Braidan, Isla, Lexi, and Katalina. But before any children could be born, Uncle Sam called, and Archie began his first international travels while he was serving our country in the 45th Infantry division 171 FA., from 1952-1954. The 45th famed thunderbird division. He learned about the Korean Pleninsula and the devastation of war. In typical homesteader kid style, he took what opportunities he could with the military and made a career of becoming an Electronic Radar Technician. He was a troubleshooter that was sent out to repair radar stations all over the world for the Department of the Army. At home, Norma was busy with the children, school, and her volunteer activities. It was important to both Archie and Norma to install ethics, strength, and character that their community had taught them. Archie was a wonderful provider for his family and built a home with a big yard that was full of roses. The roses that were planted in the yard was a symbol of his love for his bride. All surrounding children would want to come to the house because he had designed an amazing play area. It was almost like a park and playground with farm animals and games. He took the kids on adventures, told stories and was the center of entertainment for all children. Archie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He would go out on saddleback, hunting deer and elk in the mountains. His pride and joy was an elk that he shot and had the head mounted. It was so huge it wouldn’t fit into the house, but either way Norma wouldn’t allow it anyway. Once Archie retired, he and Norma started a weed cutting business that kept Pueblo beautiful. Norma kept the books and Archie supplied the sweat. Still owning his farm animals gave Archie the excuse he needed to spend a lot of time at the Fowler Livestock Sale. On sale day you could usually find him there enjoying the sounds, sights and camaraderie of the sale barn. He turned up with all sorts of animals, including emus, and more. Norma never knew what he would bring home next. He fulfilled his vows, sitting beside Norma as she drew her last breaths, his dedication to family, honor and integrity unbowed by age circumstance. Now he follows her, just a few months behind, their shared faith in Christ Jesus the bond that still unites them. Archie was a kind man with a naturally generous heart, he was so love by his family and friends.


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Sandra Bunting

November 30, 2020

I would like to share something I had written after hearing a beautiful sermon about our finale journey many years ago.
It gives me peace during time of loss.
When I Imagine our end of life here on Earth,
I like to envision a beautiful calm river where Angels place us on a simple wooden row boat and guide us on our journey. ~
On one side of the river, the side of departure,
Loved ones are waving goodbye with tears and sorrow.~
But on the other side of this river, our destination...there is a great celebration awaiting our arrival!
Where JESUS awaits to greet us
surrounded by loved ones
who have passed before,
all Joyously Cheering and Singing
Sandra Bunting

Dale Bunting

November 30, 2020

It is hard to put into words the pain endured when losing your Father.
The Man that I grew up looking up to, having received love, and protection as a child. His only Son. He taught me to to work hard, be a good man, to build an engine, weld, handle livestock, equipment, hunt and fish. How to survive in this old world.
My Dad, Archie Bunting, was a good Man, we had our differences and we had our likenesses.
We worked together for quite a few years cutting weeds for the City of Pueblo, board ups and property clean ups, spent a lot of long hot days and some late nights working...he never wavered, always working hard and usually joking around, in good spirit.
My memories of our life as Father and Son will always live on.
Farewell Dad, rest easy.
Until we meet Again in Heaven ~🕊
~Love Dale~

Sharleen Lamaak

November 28, 2020

My sincerest sympathies to Nancy and George and the Bunting family. It is with much sadness in my heart to reflect on the loss of Archie. He was truly such a wonderful man. Full of love, wisdom, compassion, enormous knowledge and extreme strength.
I knew Archie to be a true and loyal man. He honored and nurtured his family and many friendships with his generous and giving soul.
Every day of his 69 years of marriage to his beautiful wife Norma, he taught us all what it means to be a great husband. He married his sweetheart. He adored her. He laughed and cried with her. He was dedicated to her totally. He held her hand with such tenderness till the end. Theirs was truly the beautifully magnificent love story we were so blessed to have witnessed.
I am going to miss you Archie. Your decency, sincerity, patriotism, and kind soul will stay with me forever. So, through my tears, I see the blessings of knowing and respecting you – a great and noble man!

Diane Baxter

November 28, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of my dear cousin! Archie and his family have always been very special to me and my family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Diana (Grahn) Baxter
and the Grahn family!

Paul Gibbins

November 27, 2020

Although we never met, we felt a connection grow as we researched our shared family history. Love and condolences to Nancy and family from you cousins in the UK.

Joanna Buss Archuleta

November 27, 2020

It was a pleasure meeting Archie and his daughter Nancy through hospice. He was a man few words but always let his needs known. His daughter Nancy was by his side daily and his caregiver till the end. Thank you for letting me be small part of his journey.

Eric Busse

November 27, 2020


You will always live in my heart and in the memories we made together. I will never forget the lessons you taught me. I will miss you everyday but I will cherish everything that we did together. I love you and I was blessed to be able to call you my Grandpa!

Carol Little

November 26, 2020

Mr. & Mrs Bunting were my first dog customers back in 1986 , when my daughter was 8 yrs old they taught her to ride a horse and pick grapes., Lovely couple , they will both be missed ., Xxooxxoo

Tammy Hardwick

November 26, 2020

Love, compassion, joy, family, hardworking, funny, down to earth, generous are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Archie. He always had time for me, loved showing me around his beautiful property always boasting about his family. Archie never met a stranger and he made sure everyone felt welcome. Thank you for the memories and the open heart you always welcomed me with. Until we meet again on eternity's shores enjoy your time with our savior.

With all my love

Dale Emrick

November 26, 2020

So many memories. growing up with the bunting children. Archie and Norma Jean were such a wonderful Neighbors. Archie would come to my dad's house and check the tubes in the Old Tube type TV. He invited our family to watch slides of him in Hawaii.


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