Obituary: Robert Bunyard |

Obituary: Robert Bunyard

Visitation for family and friends of Robert “Bob” Bunyard will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will be conducted there at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Bunyard died Saturday, Feb. 9, in Grass Valley. He was 74.

He was born March 5, 1927, in Redwood City to Cal and June Bunyard. He attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City. Mr. Bunyard served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 and from 1950 to 1952 as a corporal. He married Ruth Dolores Baumann on May 27, 1954, in Woodside.

Mr. Bunyard had been a self-employed tile setter since age 14. He owned and operated Allied Tile Co. in Grass Valley. He enjoyed painting, sketching, and traveling in South America, Mexico and the United States. He was an avid animal lover.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dolores Bunyard of Grass Valley; daughters Catherine Lee Stierwalt of Lafayette and June Ruth Williams of Grass Valley; sons Robert John Bunyard of Woodside and Paul Arden Bunyard of Grass Valley; sister, Ruth Beilenberg of Roseburg, Ore.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local animal shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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