Miriam Shunk


(December 15, 2001)

Word has been received here of the Dec. 15, 2001, death of Miriam Shunk of Bozeman, Mont., mother of Kelly Burgener of Ralston. She was 79.

She was born May 1, 1922, in Rickreal, Ore. She married William Shunk on Aug. 12, 1972, at Soldier's Chapel, Big Sky, Mont. They spent the early years of their marriage on the Spanish Creek Ranch.

Upon his retirement, they moved to Four Corners and later to Bozeman. She enjoyed needlework, oil painting, and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Bill, of Bozeman; daughters Judy Wilson of Rocky River, Ohio, and Cynthia Burgener of Beaverton, Ore.; sons Kelly Burgener of Ralston and Lynn Burgener of Bridgeport, Wash.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Dec. 18 at Meadowview Cemetery, Manhattan, Mont.