Virginia Harmon Bundy (Ginny), 87

RIDGECREST, Calif. – Ginny died April 28, 2014 in Ridgecrest, Calif. She was 87 years young.

A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. on May 17, at the Methodist Church, (Highland Chapel) in Lake Isabella.

Ginny was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Newell, W.Va. to Victor and Mary Harmon. She was a tiny person from the get go; being known within the family as Baby Jean for many years. She was graduated from Wells High School in Newell in 1942, and attended college in Bowling Green, Ky. for two years before following her family west, first to Arizona and then to California.

Learning was always an important part of Ginny’s life. She attended various colleges in California, as she was raising her family, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1977. She acquired a huge store of knowledge and information into her little head that made her a formidable opponent and determined fan of the Jeopardy show. She tried out for the show twice about 20 years ago, but could not handle the Rock Music categories. Nor could she tolerate them.

She worked in various positions over the years, while providing for her family and earning her degree. She retired as a Planning Technician for the City of Ridgecrest in 1989.

She was an active member of the Democratic Club and attended the Highland Chapel Methodist Church in Lake Isabella for many years.

Ginny is survived by her husband Wil Bundy, her sister Susan Knepper, daughters Claire Hartley, Reese Butler, and son Kyle Butler. She leaves three grandchildren: Cierra Jurden by her daughter Reese, and Dylan and Mikayla Butler by her son Kyle. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Lael Nancy in 1966; her parents Victor and Mary Harmon, her brothers Gerald and Wayne Harmon and her sister Gertrude Pinney. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by her remaining family and friends.

As her husband for the past 24 years I certainly can attest to what a wonderful wife, friend, and companion she has been for me.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Senior Nutrition Program at 5357 Truxton Ave., Bakersfield, Ca 93308.

The arrangements were handled by Neptune Society, 201 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Phone 661-325-3963.