Funeral for Helen Louise Bunch, 97, of Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Potts, pastor, of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Bunch passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Lawton.
Helen was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Sabinal, Texas, to Loyd and Ivey May Reynolds Light. She lived mostly in Texas until the family moved to Phoenix where her dad died when she was 12. She and her mother returned to Texas and later moved to Oklahoma. She graduated from Enid High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University. She married Louis Bunch on Sept. 2, 1939. To this union came two daughters: Linda and Judy. The family lived in various towns in Oklahoma until 1960 when they moved to Los Alamos, N.M., where they lived for the next 22 years. They then came to Lawton, where they remained. Mrs. Bunch was always active in the community in which they lived including the local church, serving as youth sponsor, and holding many offices in the United Methodist Women. Even in her 80s, she was on the calling committee and gave programs. While in Los Alamos, she served as the very first director of the RSVP which gave her the opportunity to fulfill her dream of traveling throughout the United States. In Lawton, she worked as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for many years, delivered mobile meals, and delivered tapes to shut-ins for the church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Bunch passed away on Dec. 27, 1985. Mrs. Bunch loved to play bridge and go anywhere that she could visit and laugh with other people. She was full of fun and could always make you laugh. Her joy in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law: Judy Glasby, of Salida, Colo.; and Linda and Bob Hadden, of Lawton; six grandchildren and spouses: Mark and Lisa Glasby, Jana Glasby, Michael and Christy Glasby, Kelli and Dan Elliott, Robby and Shelagh Hadden and Tim and Julie Hadden; 15 great-grandchildren and spouses: Jacob Glasby, Jason and Jamie Miller, Jodi and Nathan Danielson, Jonna Glasby, Jackson Glasby, Jordan Glasby, Abbi Elliott, Jake Elliott, Aaron and Diana Pennington, Adam Hadden, Andrew Hadden, T.K. Hadden, Josh Hadden, Emily Hadden, and Sarah Beth Hadden; a great-great-granddaughter, Haelyn Miller; and a great-great-grandson on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis; and her infant sister, Dixie Lynn Light.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at GrayFuneral.com.