Judy Louise Bunker

May 19, 1940 ~ August 9, 2020

Born in Twin Falls, Idaho. Daughter of Monetta McBride and Charles Boyd Bridges. Judy was preceded in death by her sister Betty Canepa and brother Scott Bridges. Her younger sister Jeanne Monetta Call currently resides in Fresno, CA.

Judy was raised in Twin Falls, ID where she graduated from high school in 1958. She attended Utah State where she was on the Aggie-ettes. She then moved to Alameda area where she worked and joined the Oakland Raiderettes.

In 1963, Judy was wed to Charles Lee Bunker of Arrowhead Acres in North Las Vegas. They attended BYU together from where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1965.

Throughout her life she was devoted to teaching. Upon graduation from BYU, she taught English at Butler Junior High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She later pursued advanced studies in English at Cal State Northridge which resulted in a 5th year teaching certificate from the State of California. She taught parenting classes for the Lompoc Unified School District and offered Lindamood tutoring services to children with reading disabilities. The last 21 years of her career she was Adjunct Professor at SLC Community College where her students would come to know her fun sense of humor and how kind she was.

Judy was active in the LDS church and held many callings throughout her life. She held leadership roles in Cub Scouts, Primary, Young Womens, and Relief Society where she touched the lives of many.

She was the mother of four children: Brent born in Provo UT, Bradley born in Inglewood CA, Hilary born in Denver CO, and Heidi born in Lompoc, CA.

She was a gifted dancer, theatre aficionado, bookworm, Family RV driver, beach bum, competitive go kart racer, and thrilling jet skier.

Judy died August 9, 2020 at home with her family.

Private services will be held.


To the Bunker Family, I grew to love Judy while working with her at Salt Lake Community College. She willingly proofread many of my curriculum assignments when I asked for her help. I knew if she went through a chapter, it would be absolutely correct! I loved her kindness and willingness to always help. When I was department coordinator, we went through many departmental changes. She stayed at the office with me--sometimes until late at night to help me. I also very much appreciated her fun sense of humor. She could tell such fun stories! I will miss her. She brought much light and joy into the world! She loved her sweet husband and children with all her heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dee Ann Davis Jensen

- Dee Ann Jensen
To the Bunker family- I send my love and thoughts of happy memories that I have of Judy! She was my YW leader at a very critical time of life. I always knew that she loved me very much for who I was- exactly the way I was and not by any predetermined standard. I remember the constant light of happiness in her eyes. I also remember her solid testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. Her testimony that she shared during many lessons, sank deep within me because I knew that she shared it out of love and conviction. I love her very much and have thought of these memories all throughout my life. May you feel the same peace and hope at this time of loss, that she so compassionately shared with me as a young girl. Love to all of your family Liane E Bell

- Liane Ellertson Bell