MRS. BUNNING DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. P. C. Bunning died at her home on Went Flat on Tuesday morning. Nov. 22nd, after a long illness.
Mrs. Bunning was taken sick about a year ago and at that time made a trip to California in the hope that the change would benefit her health. She returned here and in a short
time was taken to Omaha for treatment. Gloom was brought to the family by the decision of the surgeon that nothing could be done for her and about two months ago she was brought back here to spend her remaining days with her family, and among the friends and scenes she loved no well. For weeks past her death had been expected daily and
only her wonderful fortitude and courage kept the spark of life burning.
Mary Ann Bunning was born in Hamel, Jutland, Denmark, on November 14, 1863. She attended the schools of that place during childhood and after school days were over was employed in dairy and creamery business. In 1885 she was united in marriage to P. C. Bunnibg and the newly married couple came to America the following year. They spent a short time in Omaha, Neb., and Rawlins, Wyo., coming to Rock Springs in the fall of the same year, Where they have resided ever since, making one visit back to the old country. Besides her husband she is survived by five children, one son John and four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Grass, Carrie, Dorothy and Oretha, all of this city. Three children, Nels, Roy and Lizzie, preceded her to the Great Beyond.
Other near relatives are Peter Hougard of this city, a brother; Mrs. Pauline Nelson of Battle Mountain Nevada, and Mrs. Nels Moller, of Aarhus, Denmark, sister; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Bunning was one of the estimable women of the community and her kindness and sympathy and the many deeds of help and assistance which she performed won her a host of friends in the community who sorrow with the bereaved family and extend their sympathy.
Mrs. Bunning was active in societies, being a member of the Lady Maccabees, Royal Neighbors and the Danish Sisterhood, all of whom participated in the funeral services.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Episcopal church at 2:30 the burial service being read by Archdeacon Dray of the church and the body laid in its final resting place. Many sorrowing friends and neighbors attended the services and brought flowers as a last token of respect and affection to the departed.
Source: Rock Springs Rocket, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 25 Nov 1921, Page 1
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