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Joseph Bunce

October 12, 1928 — May 10, 2016

Joseph Carlos "Bud" Bunce, age 88 of Springville, Utah died May 10, 2016 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center as a result of a fall at home.

Joseph was born Oct 12, 1928 in Mountain Home, Utah to Irvin D Bunce and Maude West Bunce. He married Nilda Beth Talbot and they had seven children. They later divorced. He married Marilyn Robinson on December 16, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joe and his family moved to Moab, Ut and lived there on the family farm until 1945 when he joined the Merchant Marines at the close of WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After his release from service, he joined his family in springville, UT where they had moved while he was in the Merchant Marines.

Joe had many occupations throughout his life. He grew up on a dairy farm milking 32 dairy cows by hand, twice a day. He had many other farm related chores including farming with horse-drawn equipment.

Joe obtained employment with Geneva Steel and also worked at the Ironton Steel Plant where he served as Union President. Joe also owned and operated nursing homes in Salt Lake City and Provo for many years.

Joe was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching and attending football, basketball, and baseball games. He coached his sons' little league teams for many years. He loved hunting and fishing, especially in the company of his family.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Robinson and seven children, Rick Bunce (Christine) of Gentry, AK, Brad Bunce (Cindy) of Springville, UT, Kim Bunce (Sandy) of Redmond, UT, Alan Bunce (Betty) of Taylorsville, UT, Carla Sherwood (Marty) of Missouri, Joseph Bunce (Mary) of Salt Lake City, UT, Karen Russell (Boyd) of Spanish Fork, UT, 23 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Kolob 4th Ward chapel, 2557 Dalton Drive, Springville, UT. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 16th at 11:00am at the Kolob 4th Ward chapel. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville.
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