James Ellwood Bunker
1944 - 2005

James Ellwood Bunker. beloved father, grandfather. son, brother and friend. passed away; in St. George on February 11, 2005 . after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 28. 1944. Salt Lake City. Utah to C. Ellwood and Ethel Graham Bunker. Married Claudia Thompson on January 12. 1967. later divorced.

Jim was raised in Salt Lake and graduated from Granite High School. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-clay Saints. he served a mission in England and held many callings. He served his Country in the Utah National Guard. He loved Kanab and the cowboy way. Sandy's passion was writing cowboy poetry and square dancing. He was very creative and excelled in his artwork and writing. He worked as a security guard at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab during the last years of his life.

Survived by children. Joseph {Andrea}. Paul [Heidi]. Mark {Lisa). Jaime (Chris) Taggart. Brandon (Amber); 11 grandchildren. whom he loved dearly; father. Ellwood Bunker; brothers.Bruce (Nedra}. Jan {Shauna}. Brad (Laura}; sister. LeAnne Bunker and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday. February 15. 2005. 1:00 p.rn. at the Cannon Mortuary. 246 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) Sat Lake City. Utah. Friends may call Monday. February 14. 2005. at the Kanab 8th Ward. 1435 McCallister. Kanab Creek Ranches. Utah from 5-7 p.m. and the day of the service at the mortuary from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.

The family would like to thank Harriett and Dilworth Perkins. his many other friends in Kanab. the caring people at the St. George Care and Rehabilitation Center and all those who have helped with his care.
We love you dad.