Katheryn “Kitty” Ree Bundick, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 17, 2014 in Colville at the age of 69. Kitty was born on Nov. 13, 1944 in Lorado, West Virginia in Logan County, the youngest of 17 children to Boyd and Ocie Bell (Blankenship) Mullins.
Kitty was raised in Lorado, where she attended school. Following the death of her mother, Kitty had to begin taking care of her own needs. At the age of 16, she married Albert Bundick. Kitty then worked in the home raising and caring for the needs of her growing family. Once her children were older, Kitty began working as a retail clerk at various retail stores and gas stations.
In 1984, Kitty and Albert divorced.
Kitty spent several years between West Virginia and Washington where she worked and shared time with family. While in Colville, she worked for Whitty’s Chevron station on the corner of Main Street and Hawthorne Ave. Following her diagnosis of cancer in 2008, Kitty moved in with her sister, Velva Jean Woods, and her husband, Glen in Colville. She has remained in their care since that time.
Kitty enjoyed her brief getaways to the Chewelah Casino and the friendships made there. She also enjoyed watching television, playing Soduku, crossword puzzles and reading her Bible.
Kitty was preceded in death by her parents and 15 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by one sister, Velva Jean Wood and her husband, Glen of Colville; two daughters, Ginger Justice and her husband, Roscoe “Bobby”, and Tina Melcher and husband, Bobby; two sons, Tony Bundick and wife, Colleen and Albert Bundick, all of North Carolina; five grandchildren in North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews.
An ash committal service for Katheryn “Kitty” Ree Bundick will be held at the Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, VA. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.