Vivian Marie Bunton

09/06/1906 — 08/30/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Austin, Texas

Vivian Marie Bunton

Vivian Marie Bunton, 96, of Richland, WA was born the oldest of six siblings on September 6, 1906, in Austin, Texas and died Saturday, August 30, 2003, in Richland, WA.  She lived in the Tri-Cities 5 years.

    As a child, Vivian loved to ride her horse.

She was self-employed and did accounting work for various businesses.  She taught the deaf and blind in Austin, and she taught in the Austin public school system in the 1930's.  In 1938, she was a detective in Los Angeles.

She is survived by daughters, Maria Yancy of Richland, WA whom she adopted from Seoul, South Korea in 1957, and Leanne Layne of Las Vegas, NV; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Vivian was preceded in death by her mother, father and 5 younger siblings.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian’s memory to the  Arthritis Foundation, 3876 Bridgeway N. #300, Seattle, WA 98103.

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  • Maria–Sam and I want you to know how sorry we are about your loss. Your Mom was truly blessed to have such a caring, loving daughter. May you feel God’s presence at this sad time. K&S

    Sam & Kathy Dechter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria – Know you are not alone during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. Let me know if you need anything. Gayle

    Gayle Black
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Maria – How lucky your mother was to have such a wonderful and caring daughter. Please remember your support system here @ work. We love you!

    Margo

    Margo Qualheim
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria:

    A heartfelt condolance to you and your family. After losing your mom, whom you have known all your life is a loss that is irreplaceble; a friend, a companion; someone to talk to and listen to your problems and who has unconditional love for you, is like no other person in the world. However be of good cheer; you will see her again in the next life that God has promised. Keep that thought in mind in the coming lonly days without your mom.

    JR

    John Rayner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mother. May God comfort you during your time of loss. Love Robin

    Robin S. Green
    November 4, 2014
    Kent, WA, US
  • When I first met Vivian she was living in Pasco at “From the Heart”. She was a very sweet and pleasant woman! When I went to visit Vivian on the day she moved to Columbia Shores Adult Home in Feb. 2003, I saw just how angry and upset a 96 year old woman can get . . . Maria had tried to warn me that she would probably be very upset and could be quite mean if she was in the mood and boy what a mood she was in . . . I brought her chocolate chip cookies and even an adorable teddy bear, but she wanted nothing to do with them. She wanted me to take her home and if I didn’t she was going to call the police on me! Needless to say our conversation that day was not a very pleasant one, but Vivian soon settled in and was quite happy to eat my homemade cookies a couple of days later!

    Ria, you are the most amazing, loyal, thoughtful and charitble person who I know and I feel honored to have had the privilege to watch you share that Christ-like love as you caried for you mother when she moved to the Tri-cities. God bless you always.

    Your friend always, Glo

    Gloria Campbell
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Maria-

    What a wonderful caring daughter you were. I remember John telling me long ago how much time you spent with her, even before I knew you very well.

    I know she is now in a very special place with your Harold and my John.

    Please know that I am always here for you, wonderful friend, as you have always been there for me.

    Love,

    Cheryl

    Cheryl Nixon
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Mrs. Bunton,

    You will be missed. Since I grew up next door, I have lots of memories. I can picture you with that hat on outside watering. I remember working for you during a tax season and what a strict task master you were. I admired you because you were one of the only women I knew who had a business. You loved your children and grandchildren and in your later years most of your conversation was about them. I will always remember you.

    Gwen Carr Van Hook
    November 4, 2014
    Salem, OR, US
  • Maria,

    We’re sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we never met her we can surmise that she was a special person by the way you have lived and treated others.

    You can rest assure that she is in a much better place now.

    Our Love always.

    Johnnie & CharlesButch Devereaux
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • The world has lost a courageous, brave and proud woman.She instilled these values into her two daughters my best friends. She live with pain for many years but carried on.I will never forget the trips she took me on or the weekends spent at her house so many years ago.I only wish I could have visited with her one last time. May God grant her peace and freedom from pain and help her daughters thru this sad time.

    kimberly Hernandez
    November 4, 2014
    danville, IL, US
  • Maria, I can only image the sorrow you feel for the lost of your mother. I am still blessed to have my mother. The days will get better as time goes on, I do believe.

    I know that you truely loved your mother and she knew it too. She was blessed to have adopted a wonderful and beautiful child named Maria.

    Remember the good times you had with your mother. I know the last few years has been hard on you because of her illness.

    Maria a job well done. You did more than a lot of daughters would do for their mothers, so I know you got a crown waiting on you.

    I will continue to pray that the days will get better for you. You have proved to be a strong person, keep on pushing on. Remember God will not put more on you than you can bear.

    I will check on you often. I love you.

    Love always, Monica

    Monica Garlin
    November 4, 2014
    Westminster, CO, US
  • Maria–Sam and I want you to know how sorry we are about your loss. Your Mom was truly blessed to have such a caring, loving daughter. May you feel God’s presence at this sad time. K&S

    Sam & Kathy Dechter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria – Know you are not alone during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. Let me know if you need anything. Gayle

    Gayle Black
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Maria – How lucky your mother was to have such a wonderful and caring daughter. Please remember your support system here @ work. We love you!

    Margo

    Margo Qualheim
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria:

    A heartfelt condolance to you and your family. After losing your mom, whom you have known all your life is a loss that is irreplaceble; a friend, a companion; someone to talk to and listen to your problems and who has unconditional love for you, is like no other person in the world. However be of good cheer; you will see her again in the next life that God has promised. Keep that thought in mind in the coming lonly days without your mom.

    JR

    John Rayner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Maria:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mother. May God comfort you during your time of loss. Love Robin

    Robin S. Green
    November 4, 2014
    Kent, WA, US
  • When I first met Vivian she was living in Pasco at “From the Heart”. She was a very sweet and pleasant woman! When I went to visit Vivian on the day she moved to Columbia Shores Adult Home in Feb. 2003, I saw just how angry and upset a 96 year old woman can get . . . Maria had tried to warn me that she would probably be very upset and could be quite mean if she was in the mood and boy what a mood she was in . . . I brought her chocolate chip cookies and even an adorable teddy bear, but she wanted nothing to do with them. She wanted me to take her home and if I didn’t she was going to call the police on me! Needless to say our conversation that day was not a very pleasant one, but Vivian soon settled in and was quite happy to eat my homemade cookies a couple of days later!

    Ria, you are the most amazing, loyal, thoughtful and charitble person who I know and I feel honored to have had the privilege to watch you share that Christ-like love as you caried for you mother when she moved to the Tri-cities. God bless you always.

    Your friend always, Glo

    Gloria Campbell
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Maria-

    What a wonderful caring daughter you were. I remember John telling me long ago how much time you spent with her, even before I knew you very well.

    I know she is now in a very special place with your Harold and my John.

    Please know that I am always here for you, wonderful friend, as you have always been there for me.

    Love,

    Cheryl

    Cheryl Nixon
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Mrs. Bunton,

    You will be missed. Since I grew up next door, I have lots of memories. I can picture you with that hat on outside watering. I remember working for you during a tax season and what a strict task master you were. I admired you because you were one of the only women I knew who had a business. You loved your children and grandchildren and in your later years most of your conversation was about them. I will always remember you.

    Gwen Carr Van Hook
    November 4, 2014
    Salem, OR, US
  • Maria,

    We’re sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we never met her we can surmise that she was a special person by the way you have lived and treated others.

    You can rest assure that she is in a much better place now.

    Our Love always.

    Johnnie & CharlesButch Devereaux
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • The world has lost a courageous, brave and proud woman.She instilled these values into her two daughters my best friends. She live with pain for many years but carried on.I will never forget the trips she took me on or the weekends spent at her house so many years ago.I only wish I could have visited with her one last time. May God grant her peace and freedom from pain and help her daughters thru this sad time.

    kimberly Hernandez
    November 4, 2014
    danville, IL, US
  • Maria, I can only image the sorrow you feel for the lost of your mother. I am still blessed to have my mother. The days will get better as time goes on, I do believe.

    I know that you truely loved your mother and she knew it too. She was blessed to have adopted a wonderful and beautiful child named Maria.

    Remember the good times you had with your mother. I know the last few years has been hard on you because of her illness.

    Maria a job well done. You did more than a lot of daughters would do for their mothers, so I know you got a crown waiting on you.

    I will continue to pray that the days will get better for you. You have proved to be a strong person, keep on pushing on. Remember God will not put more on you than you can bear.

    I will check on you often. I love you.

    Love always, Monica

    Monica Garlin
    November 4, 2014
    Westminster, CO, US
  • Maria- Please know that my prayers are with you during this time. My memories of growing up next door to you are wonderful.. Your mom was very sweet to me and she taught me many things that I use in my every day life. I remember Tax time and chasing chickens in the yard. Remember, we love you!

    Enid & Murphy

    Enid McGraw
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US