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Warren Eugene Bunker


1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Warren Eugene Bunker Obituary

Warren Eugene Bunker, 80, went to be with Jesus on August 2, 2016. He was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Cook County, Ill., to Richard and Minnie Bunker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Minnie Bunker and his loving wife of 50 years, Janice Lundin Bunker.

Warren is survived by his brothers and sisters Dorothy Everett of Castle Rock, Colo., Dick and Nancy Bunker of Alamogordo, N.M., Marvin and Joyce Bunker of High Rolls, N.M., and Darlene and Tom Gilmore of High Rolls, N.M.; Laura Blackburn his 53 year old daughter and her husband Sammy Blackburn of Fairfax, Va.; his 52 year old son and his wife, Warren (Whitey) and Tammie Bunker of Lubbock, Texas; five grandchildren, Warren (Rusty) Bunker, Devin Bunker, Courtney Cook, David Blackburn and Audrey Blackburn; and four great grandchildren, Alysa Sanchez, Caleb Bunker, Skylar Bunker and Annabelle Cook; and Jan's sister and her husband Kay and Lou Escolas of Mountainair, N.M.

Warren moved to Alamogordo with his family in 1948. Warren's father was the foreman at the New Mexico School for the Blind. He met the love of his life, Janice, while he was stationed at Fort Devens, Mass., as a weapons specialist in the Army. They got married on Feb. 17, 1962, and soon moved to his family home in Alamogordo, N.M. His daughter was born in 1963 and son in 1964. Shortly after, Warren's job took them across the country and world. Their tours included six years on Kwajalein in the Marshall Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, Alamogordo, N.M., Huntsville, Ala., Southern California, Dallas, Texas, Great Falls, Va., Albuquerque, N.M., and finally to retire in Alamogordo, N.M.

Warren started his career in the U.S. Army in 1958, as a nuclear weapons specialist. After four years, Warren worked in various engineering and management positions at many of the major government test facilities, ranges and laboratories, including the Kwajalein Missile Range in the South Pacific and the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

During the mid-to-late 1980's through 1990, Warren worked as DynCorp's Government Services Group Vice President in support of business development to the US Government and commercial research and development sector and provided strategic planning for DynCorp's new ventures. Headquartered in the Washington DC area, his office duties included political liaison to Capitol Hill and the Pentagon.

Prior to returning to Alamogordo, Warren was President of DynCorp's Test and Evaluation Divisions headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., and President of Aerotherm in Mountainview, Calif., a high technology space and missile systems engineering and manufacturing company.

While his children were young, the family enjoyed traveling around the country. Favorite trips included Hawaii, Boston and Alamogordo. Once the children left the home, Warren and Janice continued to enjoy trips across the country in their RV. They visited almost all the RV campsites throughout the country. Warren loved spending time outside doing yardwork. Warren was also an avid reader.

Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2016, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Freeman officiating.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dick Bunker, Marvin Bunker, Tom Gilmore, Sam Blackburn, Warren (Rusty) Bunker and Devin Bunker.

The Bunker 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. 3 to Sept. 2, 2016
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