- October 27, 1927 - March 30, 2015
- San Antonio, Texas
of Mary's Passing
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“I am so saddened to learn of Mrs. Bunn's death. She was one of my all-time favorite teachers. I was in her 3rd grade class at Smith Elementary in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Yarbrough Stokes - Sparks, NV
“I fondly remember teaching with Mary in the Business Department at Stroman High School. Special memories include her warm smile and helpful attitude...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janis Rollins
“We were deeply saddened to hear that Mrs. Bunn had passed
away. She was such a kind,
loving Christian woman. We are sure she will be missed by
many...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ricky & Carol Ann Lenz
“Mrs. Bunn was my fifth grade teacher at Juan Linn in Victoria and was in my top three favorites of all time even though she left mid year for child...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donnie Breech
“I want to express my deepest sympathy to Lynn, Lea, Chuck, and Von, all the family, and all who loved your Mother.
I lost my Mom 8 months ago so I...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marla Darilek
“We in our Bible Study class at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio have missed Mary and Charlie. Their attendance on Thursday mornings...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia S. Nicholas
“JB Jr, Lynn, and Family:
Your entire family is in our thoughts. We are praying for God's peace & comfort for you during this time.
Love you all....Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Courtney Westerman
“I served on the VISD School Board with Mary and have many fond memories of ou service together.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Geen
“To the Bunn Family,
May God bless you all and keep you as you grieve. Mary was very special to me. I taught in Victoria as she served on our school...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dwight Harris
“Mrs. Bunn taught my VOE class in 1975. She was a delight in class. Kept us laughing. Taught me more than just business. I have a picture of her...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Gonzalez Flores
“It's funny how a teacher or two will be remembered in later years. Mrs. Bunn was that person.She taught me at Smith Elementary in Victoria. I think...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Mike McMahan
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Mom was a very special lady. She touched many lives and is remembered fondly by many.
12 of 12 | Posted by: Darla Tagliabue Fox
MARY LAVINIA HOGG BUNN
October 27, 1927 - March 30, 2015
Mary Lavinia Hogg Bunn, "Gram," age 87, completed her earthly journey on March 30, 2015, to join her best friend and husband, Charles E. Bunn, who passed away in 2010. She was born on October 27, 1927, in Orange, Texas, the only child of the late Leopold John and Frances Liston Hogg, the first grandchild of the late George and Mary L. Hogg and John and Ada Liston, the first great-grandchild of Leopold John and Mary L. Block and John and Barbara Hogg. She is survived by four children: Lynn York (J.B.), Lea Coffee (Mark), Chuck Bunn (Ann), all of San Antonio, and Von Bunn of Austin; seven grandchildren (Gram's treasures): Aaron, Shane, and Nicole York, Cristin and Clint Coffee, Kayla Coffee-Prose (Fester), and Corbey Bunn (Jon); five great-grandchildren: Erick, Marcus, Aly, AJ, and Samantha. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved and adored.
Mary graduated from Orange Stark High School and Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, where she was a member of numerous organizations including the Pine Burrs / Chi Omega Sorority. On April 3, 1948, she married the love of her life, Charles E. Bunn. Mary taught school in Orange for two years before she and Charles moved to Victoria, Texas. In Victoria she taught for 28 years in grades two through twelve. Mary was active in numerous professional organizations, including having served as President of the Victoria Classroom Teachers Association, the Victoria Retired Teachers Association, and District III Retired Teachers Association. Additionally, she served as the first female president of the VISD school board.
In 1952, Mary and Charles became charter members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Victoria. Prior to her death, she was the final remaining charter member. After moving to San Antonio in 1991, they joined First Presbyterian Church and attended and enjoyed many Bible Study Classes.
Family, both present and past, was so very important to Mary.
Family gatherings and celebrations were always a cherished time. She will be deeply missed by her family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 3604 N Ben Jordan Street, Victoria, Texas.
A private graveside service will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.