dad & mom: 50th Anniversary
March 14, 1931 â€“ February 21, 2011
Â Â for my mother
Devoted wife,Â mother and grandmother, Jackie died near her home in Fort Collins, Colorado on February 21, 2011 at a nursing home in Windsor from the effects Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Born March 14, 1931 to Ralph W. and Leonora E. Heald in Waterloo, Iowa, Jackie was a student at East Waterloo High School, and a graduate of then Iowa State Teachers College in 1953 (now the University of Northern Iowa). She married Arthur L. Bunn, also of Waterloo, June 13, 1953.
Jackie was a passionate flower gardener, superb seamstress, and even a fledgling light plane pilot. She was an accomplished, award winning accordionist (instructed also), and later took up the organ. She loved hot air ballooning as well as her sport cars (Sunbeam Alpine, Mustang, Fiat X-19). Â Humorously pragmatic, sheÂ demonstrated her affection through her actions, and is fondly remembered by all who knew her. She was president of Newcomerâ€™s clubs in numerous communities across the country during her husband’s career advancement with Gates Rubber Company.