OBITUARY

Verla Louise Bunce

July 13, 1928March 12, 2019

Verla L. Bunce passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. Verla was born in Wapato, WA on July 13, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Arminnie (Carl) Beaudry. She graduated from Wapato High School in 1946. Upon graduation, she took a position at the National Bank of Commerce for four years. In 1950, she married Melvin L. Bunce and together they raised a family of five children to whom Verla devoted her life. She delighted in being around her family and friends.

She was very proud of her French heritage and her Catholic faith. She was happiest when she could spend time at her rustic cabin, living the life of a pioneer woman. She also enjoyed occasional trips to the casinos where she could take her chances on the slots.

Verla was preceded in death by husband Melvin L. Bunce, daughter Victoria Bunce, companion Gene Thomas, her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.

She is survived by sons Bud (Kay) Bunce, Mark (Howard) Bunce, Randy (Vikki) Bunce, daughter Valerie (Rod) VonLehe. Grandchildren Autumn Rose, Peter (Katie), Paul (Laurie), Chelsi (Bryan), Tayler, Danielle. Great Grandchildren Matthew, Evelyn, and Andrew as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

We would like to thank the staff of Astria Home Health and Hospice for their assistance and support to the family and Verla during her final weeks of life.

A friends and family gathering will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with rosary at 5:30 PM at Langevin-El Paraiso Funeral Home, 1010 W. Yakima Avenue. A funeral mass will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5315 Tieton Drive, followed by internment at Calvary Cemetery in Yakima.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by:
    Melvin L. Bunce - Husband
    Victoria L. Bunce - Daughter
    Gene Thomas - Companion

    Survived by:
    Children and Spouses
    Bud and Kay Bunce
    Mark Bunce and Howard Brough
    Randy and Vikki Bunce
    Valerie and Rod VonLehe

Services

22 March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home

1010 W. Yakima Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902

22 March

Vigil Service

5:30 pm

Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home

1010 West Yakima Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902

23 March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

Holy Family Catholic Church

5315 Tieton Drive
Yakima, Washington 98908

23 March

Committal Service

Calvary Cemetery

1405 S 24th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902

REMEMBERING

Verla Louise Bunce

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Brenda Rolfs

March 15, 2019

No words can express how sorry I am to my cousins, for this loss. I adored your mom and will miss her greatly. I am so glad that I was able to spend some time with her not that long ago. I was able to pick her brain about some of the family history and had hoped to be able to do so again. She had such a great sense of humor and she loved all of you so very much!

Val VonLehe

March 15, 2019

Mama. So many memories... I cannot tell you how much you have meant to me! You have taught me how to be the person that I am today, your love, life , and loyalty is being passed down to not only me but all of your offspring. You worked very hard all of your life, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally to be be a role model. I am a better person, wife, friend, mother because of you! I promise, I will continue to make you proud! See you in Heaven, beautiful Lady!! Strong until the end!! Thank you, Jesus, for watching over Mama while she was on this earth! AND giving her to me as my Mama and Nana to Dani! ❤️❤️❤️

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