When my brother and I were young (ages 5 and 7), our mother passed away, and "Uncle Howard" and "Aunt Fern" stepped in and took us into their home for several summers to help our Dad out. I have a lot of happy memories from those days. In fact, I learned how to ride a bicycle in their driveway. I will never forget that feeling of exhilaration when I realized I was actually balancing myself with nobody holding me up! A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting him in Chesterfield to thank him for his kindness. I am very grateful for the happy memories! Jami Jamison, Corona, CA JamiGoldWing@gmail.com
Howard Bundy was a Godly man and one of my heroes. I became acquainted with him and Fern through our church, serving together on the elder board, the nursing home ministry, Sunday school classes, and participation on numerous mission projects in Mexico. He taught me a lot about electrical wiring on those projects and was a dependable team member. He also taught me a lot about the Christian walk and parenting. Our last conversation about a month before his passing will be a cherished memory. He was excited about caring for Fern and told me he had found a new ministry in helping other residents of the care center. Typical Howard, "blooming wherever he was planted"! Wishing God's blessing on his family. You have a wonderful heritage in Howard and Fern.
There are no words to adequately say what Howard meant to us...In our eyes he was the most spiritual, loving, generous, and humble person. He was a minister of God's Word in everything he did, an example of what every Christian should strive to be. If there is such a thing, the Good Lord would have put Howard on the 1st Class Express Train to Heaven to be with Him, eternaly at peace. We are priviledged to have had Howard as part of our lives in such a special way. We thank God for His gift.
With prayers for all,
Friends and Neighbors
Mr. Bundy lived several doors up from us for nearly forty years. His life exemplified and incredible servant of the Lord. Way up into his 80's he was still lending a hand to anyone. I would drive by and see him sawing wood int he common ground, or helping a neighbor trim his bushes. As Fern became ill and forgetful, we'd watch him care for her with such love. I have that picture always in my mind of the two of them walking hand in hand around the neighborhood. The Lord's work was important to him and he was a prayer warrior, but he knew how to walk humbly with the Lord. He will be missed, but remembered as he is now walking in the presence of the Lord.
I just wanted your family to know that Mr. Bundy spent 2-3 years as a mentor to and participant in a men's bible study that I was a part of in the early 2000s- we were all guys in our 20s and 30s and were greatly blessed to have Howard in his late 70s as a part of the group. He was an inspiration to us then, and then again a few years later when he began his care of Mrs. Bundy. What an awesome life of service to the Lord. I am saying a prayer of thanks today for the life of Howard Bundy.