Orvel Allen Bundy, 82, passed away July 17, 2016, at his home in St. George, Utah. He was born November 1, 1933 in Mt. Trumbull, Arizona, to Roy and Doretta Iverson Bundy. He was the youngest of twelve children. He went to school in the one room schoolhouse at Mt. Trumbull and later in St. George. He met his wife, Sara Berry Hamilton (Sally), while they both worked at Eaton Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. They were married on June 9, 1956 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Their marriage was later solemnized on June 9, 1962, in the St. George LDS Temple.
Orvel and Sally purchased his parent’s homestead at Mt. Trumbull in 1960 and he spent most of his life doing what he loved, ranching. He was known for his prayers for rain. He loved and knew each of his cows. He enjoyed deer hunting and cooking sourdough biscuits. He bribed his grandchildren with jerky and Jolly Ranchers for hugs and kisses.
Orvel loved being the door greeter for the St. James LDS Ward. Bishops came and went, but he kept his beloved calling. He was a stalwart member of the church and was deeply devoted to living the gospel. He has left a legacy of faithfulness and humility for his posterity.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Doretta Bundy, and his eleven siblings, Iven Bundy, Bessie Faught, Helen Bundy Russell, Elmo (Beulah) Bundy, Barbara (Gene) Carroll, Clarence (Josephine) Bundy, David (Bodel) Bundy, Leah (Melburn) Jensen, Newell (Aileen) Bundy, Juanita Hymer, and Madge Langford Lee.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Hamilton Bundy; his five children, William (Jill) Bundy, Clay (Carol) Bundy, Marjorie (Robert) Holt, Barry (Wendy) Bundy, and Julie Bundy; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren; and four foster children, Debbie Salabye, Alberta Charley, Clifford Charley, Alias; and sister-in-law, Aileen Bundy.
- Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Morningside LDS Stake Center, 881 S. River Road, St. George, Utah.
- A viewing will be Wednesday, July 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, St. George and again Thursday, July 21 from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Stake Center.
- Interment will take place at Mt. Trumbull, Arizona at 3:00 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
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