Bryan Lamond Bunker
1897 - 1971
Bryan L. Bunker, 73, 900 Donner Way, former California Mission president, and recently released counselor in the Salt Lake Temple presidency, died April 6, 1971, in a local hospital of leukemia. Mr. Bunker was a high priest in the Monument Park 12th Ward. He was a member of the Priesthood Home Teaching Committee from 1966 to 1968. From 1964 to 1966 and 1968 to 1971, he served as a counselor in the Salt Lake Temple presidency. He was released on March 14. Mr. Bunker served as president of the Las Vegas Stake Mission from 1956 to 1960. He served two terms as president of the California Mission from 1951 to 1955 and 1960 to 1962. He was also chairman or the Virgin River region of the Church Welfare Program.
While in Las Vegas he served as bishop of the First Ward and president of the Moapa Stake and also served as counselor. He served a mission to the Northern States from 1919 to 1921, and was a veteran of World War One.
He was prominent in the civic activities in Las Vegas serving as president of Las Vegas Rotary Club, founder and first president of Boulder Dam Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He was founder of the Las Vegas United Fund, and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in scouting. Mr. Bunker was former vice president and secretary of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and president of the Community Chest. He was founder and president of the Bunker Brothers Mortuary and chairman of the Board of Gibbons Mortuaries in Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. He was born Nov. 8, 1897, in Bunkerville, Nev., a son of Martin Allen and Helen Euphemia McNeil bunker. He married LaPriel Stong on April 20, 1923, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Survivors include his widow; four sons, B. Allen, Salt Lake City; Douglas R., Buffalo, N.Y.; Gary L., Orem; David S., Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters, Vernon E., Berkeley L., A. Wendell, all Las Vegas; Mrs. Othello (Helen) Hickman, Mrs. Earl (Anne) Shipley, both Salt Lake City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Monument Park 12th Ward chapel 1320 S. Wasatch Dr. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., at 260 E. South Temple and Saturday one hour before services at the chapel. Burial will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
The family suggests contributions to the Leukemia Research Hematology Division of the University of Utah Medical Center.