Mae Fern Bunch

July 11, 1933 - June 3, 2013

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Mae Fern Bunch was born on July 11, 1933, in Sugar Grove, AR, to Elmer and Tommie Luther. Throughout her life, she lived in AR, OK, and CA. She met Bill J. Bunch while in CA, and they were married on Feb. 10, 1951. Their deeply committed marriage was a blessing and example to everyone who knew them. Mae Fern walked into the welcoming arms of her Savior on June 3, 2013.

Mae Fern loved her husband completely, and cherished her family deeply. She also enjoyed gardening and her yard was always filled with an array of beautiful flowers and herbs. Her garden was a masterpiece and it brought continuous joy to her and those lucky enough to experience it. Her home was filled with faith, love, and laugher. She loved Southern gospel music and it helped lead her home.

Mae Fern was a Proverbs 31 woman: "Her children arise and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord, is be praised."

Mae’s family wishes to thank the Hinds Hospice staff for guiding them through this journey. Memories of your care and compassion will remain forever. They also thank Mike and Joann Cooper for continuing to pastor, call, and visit.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband Bill; children Bill and wife Barbara Bunch, C. Eugene Bunch, Cheryl B. Toole and husband Brett, the twins Bryan L. Bunch and Brenda L. Downes and husband Bill; honorary daughters, Angelica Hernandez for her loving and compassionate care and Eva Hernandez Singh for her love and care for "Mother Bunch" as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 7 at Noon at the Clovis Cemetery District.

Remembrances in Mae’s name may be made to Hinds Hospice.


Yost & Webb Funeral Home
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1002 T Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 237-4147

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Home's Crematory

1553 N. Backer Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: (559) 237-4147