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Janice Lundin Bunker


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Janice Lundin Bunker Obituary
Janice Lundin Bunker, 71, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Alamogordo. She was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Worcester, Mass., to Vincent and Edith (Steele) Lundin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Edith Lundin.
Janice is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Warren, of Alamogordo; her sister and husband, Kay and Lou Escolas, of Mountainair; her 49-year-old daughter Laura Blackburn and her husband, Sammy Blackburn, of Fairfax, Va.; her 48-year-old son and his wife, Warren "Whitey" and Tammie Bunker, of Alamogordo; five grandchildren, Warren "Rusty" Bunker, Devin Bunker, Courtney Bunker, David Blackburn and Audrey Blackburn; two great-grandchildren, Alysa Sanchez and Caleb Bunker; and Warren's brothers and sisters Dorothy Everett, of Castle Rock, Colo., Dick and Nancy Bunker, of Alamogordo, Marvin and Joyce Bunker, of High Rolls, and Darlene and Tom Gilmore, of High Rolls.
Janice grew up in Worcester. As a young girl, she loved ice skating and basketball. She met the love of her life, Warren, while he was stationed Fort Devons as a weapons specialist in the Army. They got married Feb. 17, 1962, and soon moved to Warren's family area in Alamogordo. Soon after they got married Jan gave birth to her daughter in 1963 and son in 1964. Shortly after that Janice and her family began traveling with Warren's job across the country and world. Their tours included six years on Kwajalein in the Marshall Atoll in the Pacific Ocean; Alamogordo; Huntsville, Ala.; southern California; Dallas, Texas; Great Falls, Va.; Albuquerque and finally to retire in Alamogordo.
Janice started her career training as a legal aid in Worcester and took her first job in 1962 working for a local Alamogordo lawyer as a legal assistant. She continued as a legal assistant in Huntsville, Great Falls and Albuquerque. While on Kwajalein, she was the administrative director for the Kwajalein school system. Janice was a highly admired senior administrative assistant in Dallas and Great Falls. Janice was also on the church council at Our Savior Lutheran Church for three years.
While her children were young, the family enjoyed traveling around the country. Favorite trips included Hawaii, Boston and Alamogordo. Once the children left the home, Janice and Warren continued to enjoy trips across the country in their RV. They visited almost all the RV campsites throughout the country. Janice loved spending time with her grandchildren. For her other hobbies, she was an avid reader of novel books and spent hours on crossword puzzles.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home by Pastor Bruce Freeman.
Pallbearers are Marvin Bunker, Tommy Gilmore, Lou Escolas, Sam Blackburn, Rusty Bunker and Devin Bunker.
Interment will follow the service at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 1 to Sept. 2, 2012
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