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Connie Jean Phillips Bunn (1931-2013) Obituary

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Connie Jean Phillips Bunn (1931-2013) Obituary

Posted: 1377024265000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Bunn, Phillips, Callan
Logan Herald Journal, 08/20/13

RICHMOND, UTAH — Connie Jean Phillips Bunn, 82, passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2013, at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. She was born Jan. 3, 1931, to Moroni Lorenzo Phillips and Ida Callan Phillips in Dayton, Idaho, where she was raised. She graduated from West Side High School in 1949 and four years later, as a 22 year old, proudly obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Teaching Certificate in Speech and Drama Education from Utah State University.

Her days at USU were some of the best days of her life. While attending USU she was employed at the campus Bookstore, the old Bell Telephone Company and worked in the shoe department at the old Woolworth’s in Logan. She married Gerald Don Bunn on July 11, 1956, in the Logan Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City, Boise, and Smithfield before making their house in Richmond, the place that they called home.

Connie was a substitute teacher for Cache County School District for about 14 years while raising her two children. She then taught 5th grade at Park Elementary School in Richmond until she retired in 1995. She loved her students, and they all would tell her many years later what an awesome teacher she was.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings in the Church, including Young Women’s President, Relief Society Counselor in both her Ward and Stake. She taught Sunday School and Primary. She loved to plan and participate in Road Shows and Gold and Green Balls.

Connie was a hard worker. She showed this in everything that she was asked to do by both her family and the Lord. She will always be grateful for her good parents, siblings, children and the most amazing friends and neighbors. Her life was a fantastic experience and one that she treasured deeply.

She is survived by her children Chad (Lorie) Bunn of Spanish Fork, Jeana (Kent) Frederick of North Ogden, and four grandchildren Luke (Yulee) Frederick, Elisha (Patrick) Rhoades, Calee Frederick and McKella Bunn one sister, Donna Carlson of Richmond. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald (Jerry) Bunn, her parents, one sister Ella Kent and four brothers Donald, Stanley, Bland and Perry Phillips.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Richmond City Creek Ward Chapel, 150 S. 100 East, in Richmond with Bishop Mike Hall conducting. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the church and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, also at the church. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at  .

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