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Obituary for Edward “Ted” LeRoy Bunnell

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Edward “Ted” LeRoy Bunnell

March 24, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Ted Bunnell passed away peacefully at his home in Roy, UT at 88 years old surrounded by family on March 21, 2017.  He was born to Leila Inez Criddle Bullock on March 24, 1928 in the Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT and adopted by Calvin LeRoy ‘Roy’ and Essie Farish Bunnell on March 29, 1928.  He graduated from Ogden High School and enlisted in the Army at 18.  He was stationed in Japan and served 15 months.


After returning from Japan, he married Carma Swenson on June 16, 1948. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degrees from the University of Utah in Speech Pathology.  He worked for the Ogden and Weber School Districts.


He married Luacine Peery Pingree on October 5, 1989 in Oceanside, CA.  They had over 20 years together traveling, gardening, and golfing but moved closer to family in Roy, UT in 2008 because of declining health. Luacine died in 2011 at 98 years old.


Ted loved the arts. He oil painted, sketched, wrote poetry, assembled elaborate model railroads and villages, and he loved acting.  His favorite and most notable role was as Tevye in Fiddler on The Roof at Weber State College.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, a step son, and a step grandson.


Ted is survived by his half-brother, Eugene Clyde Criddle of Wildomer, CA; two daughters:  DeLaine Oyler (Mark) of Roy, UT and Nadine Bunnell of Holladay, UT; four sons: Roy Melvin Bunnell (Karen Carruth) of Oceanside, CA, Edward Terry Bunnell of Roy, UT, Bruce Lee Bunnell (Sue Belnap) of Ogden, UT, and Bradley Ted Bunnell (Kathleen Evans) of Mesa, AZ, 21 grandchildren, 34 great  grandchildren. He is also survived by Luacine’s children:  Julie (Don) Woodward, Kathleen (Nick) Vesper, Evelyn Edwards Pingree, J. Stephen Pingree, Chris M. (Ann) Pingree.


The family especially appreciated the care given by Marci, Sarah, and Brittney of Independence Hospice during his final weeks.


A Viewing will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary. Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 am to 10:45 am.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 am to 10:45 am.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 24, 1928
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Condolences for Edward “Ted” LeRoy Bunnell

Rebecca Wheelwright posted on 4/5/17

Dear Bunnell Family- Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We appreciate that your dad enlisted in the Army right after graduating from Ogden High School. He was one of the Great Generation. He also loved the arts and was Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof! What a special man. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all with strength and peace through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to you all, Ron and Becky Wheelwright


Dale and La Rita Chugg posted on 3/31/17

Dear Karen and Roy, As a Van Woerkom, Chugg, family we want to express our condolences to you and all of your family. We so appreciated all you did for Sally and all of our family at the time we were struggling with our grief. Thank you so much and may the Lord help all of you to get through your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dale and La Rita Chugg, and the Van Woerkom family. Clark Van Woerkom, Dr. Ryan Van Woerkom, Erik Van Woerkom, Aaron Van Woerkom, Stacie Moyes, and Karie Haws