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Oleta Mae (Aden) Bunker

December 3, 1925 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 92)

Oleta Mae Bunker

December 3, 1925 – April 2, 2018


A memorial service to celebrate the life of Oleta M. Bunker, 92, of North Bend, will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson Avenue. An inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Coos Bay.


Oleta was born on December 3, 1925 in Sterling, Nebraska to Ekke Aden and Tena ( Meyer ) Aden. She passed away peacefully on April 2, 2018 in Coos Bay with her family at her side.


Oleta was the youngest of four children. She had two brothers, John and Paul, and a sister, Annetta. At the age of nineteen, Oleta moved from Sterling, Nebraska to Salem, Oregon. She met and married her first husband, Don Shewey, and together they had two sons, Gary Edward Shewey and Allen Charles Shewey. In 1957, Oleta married Robert Lynn Bailey and together they had a son, Lynn Robert Bailey, and a daughter, Sylvia Jean Bailey. Later in life, at the age of 78, Oleta married Bobby Bunker.


Oleta enjoyed crabbing, clamdigging and just being at the ocean. She loved canning Tuna and watching baseball games. She resided in North Bend for 65 years.


Oleta is survived by her son, Gary Shewey of Idaho Falls, ID; son, Allen Shewey of Phillipsburg, MT; son, Lynn Bailey of North Bend; daughter, Sylvia Hale of Winston; grandchildren, Andrea, Melissa, Sarah, Josh, Kelsey, Chris, Meredy and Robbie; 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.


Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

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