Anita M. Bunce
March 9, 1933 – January 15, 2020
Anita Mae Bunce, age 86, resident of Santa Clara, passed away peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family. Anita was born in Oklahoma on March 9, 1933 to John and Erma Harden. She had a large family of dear brothers and sisters. She came to California at the young age of 8 where she settled with her family in San Jose. She was a graduate of San Jose High School. At the age of 14 she met a young boy who teased her daily and drove her crazy. Little did she know during that time, this boy would be her true love. Inseparable, they married at the young age of 17 & 18. They cared for and deeply loved each other and set a beautiful example for their 3 sons.
She was a stay at home Mom until her baby was 14 at which time she began a career at Mervyn’s in Santa Clara. She enjoyed all of the precious time spent with her family which included birthdays, holidays, and special vacations making memories. She enjoyed all the many years at their second home in Lake Tahoe.
Survived by her devoted and loving husband, Don, her 3 sons and 2 daughter-in-laws Donnie (Nancy), Steve, and Scott (Liz), her precious grandchildren Nicole, Adam, Brian, Ashley, Zach, and Jacob, as well as 6 great grandchildren. Surely to be remembered by her brother in law Jim as well as many nieces, nephews and dearest lifelong friends.
Memorial Service will be held at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 22nd.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Anita M. Bunce
January 22, 2020
We want to tell you how sorry we are for your loss of your sweet Anita. She was one of my Moms dear friends from the Mervyn’s era. I remember when the “girls” would hang out at your beautiful home in Tahoe. Anita also made my now 21 year old daughter a beautiful baby quilt, we will cherish forever ❤️ Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and love ❤️
Rick and Lisa Henson
January 20, 2020
We will always remember Anita as a kind and loving mom. Memories.of times in Lake Tahoe when our kids were little and family gatherings. Our condolences to Don, Scott, Liz and family at this difficult time. Love to you all.
January 20, 2020
My heart is broken. Wonderful God Mom, friend and loving fierce ally. Ever since I can remember, she & Uncle Don were part of my life. When I was grieving over the loss of my Mom & Dad, Aunt Nita was right there giving me comfort in her sweet no nonsense way. My love & support go out to Uncle Don & family. We never hung up the phone without an "I love you"...Until we embrace in Heaven again. Sleep in Heavenly peace. XO Julie
January 17, 2020
Dear Scott, Liz, Ashley, Zachary,
Thinking of you all during this time of loss.
I wish that I could take away the pain you must feel at this time but I still smile for she was just welcomed to heaven by our father (papa). What a glorious site that must have been to be greeted by him and the others that she loved that went before her. May she rest in Peace.
Love Always Katie, Rich, Samantha and Nick xoxoxoxo
January 16, 2020
Rest in peace dear friend ! Memories of you and Don standing up for us when we married Highlands Inn Carmel, Calif. Our families taking such wonderful vacations together! Growing up together. Memories of Tahoe. I will miss you so much friend and second sister. Always there for me after losing Dick .
Our Lord give Don your loving husband and Donnie, Steve and Scott and grandchildren and family the strength to get thur this
sorrowful time. love you all Arlene