|Aann Bunting-Mock died January 3, 2008, from cancer. She was 57 years old.
Aann leaves behind the loves of her life — her family members: Bruce, her beloved; all of her wonderful children — Logan Mock-Bunting, Susan Mock, Bruce and Paola Mock, Hadley and Walter Heath, Sarah and Josh Van Der Puy; her grandchildren Bruce III, Walter V and Jarrett Eavey; her stepmother Anne C. Bunting and her special former son-in-law Greg Eavey. Her mother, Ann Beachy Bunting, father, Robert Logan Bunting, and sister, Susan Bunting Cairns, preceded her in death.
Along with her immediate family, she leaves behind an extended family filled with wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends, all of whom were the reason she believed in goodness. Aann’s belief in God resulted from her awareness of the order and magnificence in nature and the blessing of experiencing so much love in her life.
The gift of sobriety formed her vision of the world and inspired her to lead a good and decent life, even if she was not always able to achieve such a lofty goal. This way of life was demonstrated clearly by her sponsor, Mary K. Because family, friends, acquaintances and strangers came and went in her life, helping her try to become a better person, she wanted to express her gratitude for being touched by so many wonderful people. As Charlotte explains in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web:
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that. Aann loved her dog and enjoyed books, travel, intimate conversation, fabric, and electronic toys.
Aann wanted to thank God for her life, repeatedly stating that she would not have traded her life for anyone else’s. She was the “wealthiest woman” she knew and wanted to remind people: “It is not how many breaths one takes, but the moments that take your breath away. Life is for the living. Live and let live.”
A memorial service will be held at the Fort Fisher Aquarium on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at 6 o’clock in the evening.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Published in the Star-News on 1/4/2008.
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I started this blog after moving to northern New Mexico from coastal North Carolina. Feeling the loss of my creative community, I started posting works in progress as a way to push myself forward and connect with other writers and painters.
For the first eight months or so I offered original narrative images as weekly image prompt for writers. The Storybook Collaborative pages document the collaborations.
Sadly - for I have enjoyed the adventure, and meeting so many interesting, creative souls - keeping the blog has has taken a back seat to sleep, family, work obligations and the birth of our Mountain daughters. I'd like to get back to it and still hope to one day. Until such time I am delighted by your visit and hope you will leave a comment and come back for more.