Southeast Texas is mourning the loss of a real estate icon.
Sally Bundy died Friday. She was 77.
Bundy was the founder and former owner of Re/Max Beaumont. She had been in the real estate business for almost 40 years.
Many realtors consider her a teacher and a role model.
Those who knew her tell us she was a master negotiator and was considered to be the area's top realtor.
Bundy is survived by three children and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Broussard's Mortuary on McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont.
September 16, 1936 - October 18, 2013
After living in Beaumont for many happy years, Sally Bundy died at her home on Friday, October 18, 2013.
Sally was born in Waco, Texas, on September 16, 1936, to Sarah Dossett Kendall and John Gray Kendall. Sally was raised for much of her early life in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and during the war years she lived with various family members in Texas while her father served in the United States Navy. She graduated from Waco High School, attended Sweet Briar College, and graduated from the University of Texas where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Sally met Howard Bundy, a dashing lieutenant in the Air Force, during her college years and they married immediately after her college graduation. After several moves and the birth of their three children, Sally and Howard settled in Beaumont, a town they were proud to call home for the rest of their lives.
Sally started selling real estate in Beaumont in 1977, was an original owner of Re/Max Beaumont, and continued to be a sales agent and broker there until the time of her death. Her years working as a realtor brought her enormous joy and much professional satisfaction. She loved everyone she worked with, particularly her many customers. She also was very active in the Beaumont community and her church. Sally served in leadership positions in the Junior League of Beaumont, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas where she was co-chairman of the first annual Kaleidoscope, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas.
Sally was a long-time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Her involvement there included many years serving on the Altar Guild, helping with the Chili Supper and several terms on the vestry with a year as Junior Warden. Sally was also a long-standing member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Sally loved traveling and enjoyed seeing many parts of the world. She especially loved spending time at the family camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York in the summer and fall with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Kendall Menzer and her husband, Eric, and their daughter, Frances; her son, Benn Bundy and his wife, Dana, and their sons, Gray and Dane; and her daughter, Jenness Ousley and her husband, Lance, and their children, Parkes and Evans. She is also survived by her sisters, Drane Haw and Francie Kendall, along with several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and their grandson, Reid Evans Menzer.
A gathering of Mrs. Bundy's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. Her memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with a reception in the parish hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701; the Symphony of Southeast Texas, 4345 Phelan Boulevard, Beaumont, Texas 77707, or the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark, 142 East Springettsbury Avenue, York, Pennsylvania, 17403.