Edith Monterey Gee Bunch

Published 6:40 pm Saturday, March 11, 2017

WEATHERFORD, Texas — Edith Monterey Gee Bunch passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas.

Edith leaves a large and grieving family and many friends and neighbors behind.

Edith Gee was born to Mack and Bessie Gee in Granbury, Texas, on Nov. 4, 1925. She attended and graduated from Fall Creek Schools, and went on to complete her RN training at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

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Edith met Johnny Bunch at Arlington Heights Methodist Church, and they were soon married. After a career in the Air Force, the family moved to Vicksburg, where they owned and operated Vicksburg Transfer and Storage.

After retirement, the family moved to Abilene, Texas, where they opened a Bonanza Restaurant.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, John Leroy Bunch Jr.; her parents; sisters Maxine Gee Baze and Oma Mae Gee; brothers Lewis Gee, Truman Gee, Burl Gee and Leo Gee; son, John Leroy Bunch III; and granddaughter, Terran Bunch Spencer.

She is survived by her children, Debbie and Bill Mendrop of Weatherford, Texas, Kay and Mark Dresser of Fort Worth, Roger Bunch and Anthony Waters of Fort Worth and Edie and Jerry Atwell of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Lindsey and Brian Brewer, serving in Southeast Asia, Alyson and Taylor Sandlin of San Angelo, Texas, John Bunch IV, Cody Dresser and Lindy Dresser of Fort Worth, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Nadine Livesay of Arlington, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank caretaker Elmira Callao and Vitas Healthcare for their loving care during the last days.

A celebration of remembrance will be at Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church in Weatherford, Texas, on March 18, 2017, at 2 p.m. Interment is at Sam Houston National Military Park in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Edith Bunch to Underground Coffee International, undergroundcoffee.org, Brewer’s ministry, or ALS Association, ALS.org, in memory of John Bunch Jr.