Ode to Grandma Bunnell

Grandma almost made it to 100…years that is…42 days is close enough to be called a centenarian.  My Grandma Mildred Elizabeth Hewitt Bunnell passed in her sleep Sunday morning. She was born in 1915 in Rising City, Nebraska and she and Grandpa Orval–called Doc by all that knew him–moved to Worland in 1941.  It seemed the local veterinarian was headed off to war, and so Doc, recently a graduate of vet school himself, and his young wife with their two daughters, one of them a newborn, settled in their new home in Worland, Wyoming.

What followed was sweet bliss for grandma–she loved being Mrs. Bunnell, helping grandpa in his office, and traveling all over the US and Mexico in their Airstream trailer. She raised two girls and two boys, played Bridge with grandpa and friends, and was active in the Methodist Church, spending many hours at Circle J in the Ten Sleep Canyon.  As long as my mom can remember the Hewitt’s were always Methodists–even in England before they came to the states.

God Rest Grandma–You’re with Grandpa now and he’s been patiently waiting for you to join him for the last decade.  Your brother Harold  sends his greetings from Nebraska–He’ll be celebrating his 93rd year.  We love you!!


The Farmer’s Wife

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tommerup Machine on January 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I missed your good bye to your grandma, so sorry. I went into back surgery that day and have been pretty much under the pain meds. Hard to say goodbye but we have to all do that some day. Prayers for you and your family, Cathy & Terry

  2. Posted by Janna Hampton on January 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss of a dear lady, your Grandmother. Quite an inspiration!

  3. Posted by Kim Douglas on January 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Terri Wow! How awesome for you to have had a *grandmother* all these years!!! She sounded like a great lady and I’m sorry for your loss. Kim

  4. Posted by Cathy Groshart on January 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    My thoughts Re with you 💜 C

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Posted by Dave Frahm on January 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    As neighbors on Russell, it’s sad to see the Bunnell era closing. We hope they are remembered for the good people they are and the great difference they made for all of us!
    Take comfort in all she was to you, and take care of all of you!
    David and Jill Frahm


  6. Posted by Susan Legge on January 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful tribute. My prayers are with your family at this time. Susan

    Sent from my iPhone


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: