Helen Sue Bunce, 79, of Titusville, Fla., our beautiful and cheerful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on Aug. 19, 2021.
Helen, known as Sue to everyone who knew her, was born in Alton, Ill., on Sep. 25, 1941, the daughter of the late Elease and Everett Hope. The family moved to Cut Bank, Mont. Sue lived there until she got married in 1959.
Sue enjoyed the finer things in life such as playing cards with friends and family, doing crossword puzzles in her rocking chair, arts and crafts, reading, going on cruises and vacations, cooking and baking, playing her games on the computer, as well as sipping on a Milwaukee’s Best. I am not sure if she loved snoring, but she was awfully good at it.
Her combination of strong will and quick wit could put a smile on any face, in any situation. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and often told us she was the luckiest grandma in the world.
Sue set a tradition with her daughter and grandson on New Year’s Eve to stay up, play board games and eat cereal until the ball dropped. When her grandson joined the Army, they wrote to each other every day while he was in boot camp and deployed. She held family in the highest regards, and always made sure they were taken care of before her.
She and her sister, Joyce, have always enjoyed sharing their childhood memories, which included school, boyfriends and friends. Many loved to listen as they laughed and giggled over their youthful stories.
Sue will be missed by all who have been touched by her greatness, but rather than being sad because she is no longer with us here, she would want us to celebrate her wonderful life and relish in all the happy memories and experiences we all shared with her. Whether it was playing cards into the night, feeding and watching the squirrels, eating her world-famous mashed potatoes, laughing at her jokes, or seeing a balled-up Kleenex in her hand. We all have our own personal memories, which will keep her alive in our hearts forever.
Sue leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Walter Bunce; grandchildren Johnathon Sherouse (Ashley), Charles Reese, Jacque Barbeau (Johnathan), Brittney Scudder (Eric); sister, Joyce Roberts (Johnny); daughter, Tammy Reese (Monte); niece, Maria Roberts (Johnny); great grandchildren, Samantha, Savannah, Shelby, Johnathan, Kaelyn; and yappy dog Bandit along with many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Duane; daughter, Brenda; and grandson Samuel.
The family would like to thank Hospice of St. Francis for all the loving care with given to Sue. She chose you because she knew the kind of care she would receive.
“One who was so deeply loved, will never be lost, for all who we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
Until we meet again.