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Elsie F. "Chick" Bumgarner
Date of Death: April 21, 2010
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Elsie F. Bumgarner Elsie F. “Chick” Bumgarner died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Winchester, Virginia. Mrs. Bumgarner was born on April 26, 1932, in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Eleanor and Wilfrid Paquette. She was retired as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army with forty years of federal service. Mrs. Bumgarner …
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Carol left a message on January 30, 2013:
Chick was a precious friend. For years we went to exercise class together and I had the privilege of seeing her almost every day. Chick loved her family, her friends and her dogs. Chick was always herself- an honest, caring person and a true friend. I will miss her so much. Jim and Buddy, Chick was so proud of you both. She often talked about her beautiful home in Georgia. I loved her very much and I share in your sorrow. I am so thankful to have been her friend for so many years. With heartfelt sympathy, Carol Kerns
Patricia left a message on January 30, 2013:
A part of me is missing now with the lost of my very, very dear mentor. I know, I will see her again someday in Heaven but I miss her already. She was my very first supervisor when I started to work in the Federal Government (40 years ago). She was my example of what a working mother should be and how you should act at work. I dearly loved her as if she was a second mother to me. She was an inspirational person and someone I wanted to be more like in my life. I believe a lot of who I am is because of her, watching her daily at work and/or enjoying some private moments outside of the workplace was always wonderful anytime I was Chick. She always convinced I was doing the right things with my sons and they would turn out good. She was right, as always, they are fine men. My sons Patrick and Timothy remember Chick with fondness including her husband James and son, Buddy. She always thought of them and even more so when I moved to Texas. We have always kept in contact, even with our X-mas and B-day cards. I tried to visit with her whenever I was back near Virginia and she always made sure that I got to see Jim, if possible. I didn't send her a card this year for her birthday this month, so I was planning to call her but time slips by so fast. Jim, I send my heartfelt blessings and prayers to you. I always thought the world of you and I really know how much you will miss your beautiful partner. Buddy, your mother loved you so much and was so proud of you. She loved seeing you and doing things at the new place. She will always be in your heart and those that she touched, she was truly an angel. Chick, you’re gone now from this earthly place and are with our Lord. Please look down on me from time to time and know that I miss you so much and my heart aches to see you. May God watch over Jim and Buddy, now that you are gone.
Belden left a message on January 30, 2013:
June and I met Chick when we moved into our new home two houses down from her and Jim, a little over 2 years ago. We immediately felt her warmth as she welcomed us to the neighborhood. We soon learned about some of her medical problems, and we were amazed at her stalwartness in dealing with the magnitude of the situation. As time passed we developed a kinship. Time after time she had to have the many treatments and she shared some of her thoughts. She was and is an amazing person in my mind whose beliefs would inspire any one with a critical illness. I dubbed her as the Eveready bunny lady as she kept on truckin’ in spite of all of the treatments, with the same strength of conviction that her life would continue until her place in heaven was ready for her. We have lost one of the great ones. She is one of the most memorable persons that I shall ever meet. Rest in eternal peace Chick, you earned your place in heaven. We send deepest and sincere sympathies to Jim and Buddy. June and Belden
mary left a message on January 30, 2013:
i really wish i got to know you better i sent letters and they got retuned to me i didnt know you that well bot i do love you take care of my dad with you im so sorry for everyones lost mary sonnys daugther
Carol Kerns left a message on April 22, 2010:
Chick was a precious friend. For years we went to exercise class together and I had the privilege of seeing her almost every day. Chick loved her family, her friends and her dogs. Chick was always herself- an honest, caring person and a true friend. I will miss her so much. Jim and Buddy, Chick was so proud of you both. She often talked about her beautiful home in Georgia. I loved her very much and I share in your sorrow. I am so thankful to have been her friend for so many years. With heartfelt sympathy, Carol Kerns
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Patricia Frantum left a message on April 22, 2010:
A part of me is missing now with the lost of my very, very dear mentor. I know, I will see her again someday in Heaven but I miss her already. She was my very first supervisor when I started to work in the Federal Government (40 years ago). She was my example of what a working mother should be and how you should act at work. I dearly loved her as if she was a second mother to me. She was an inspirational person and someone I wanted to be more like in my life. I believe a lot of who I am is because of her, watching her daily at work and/or enjoying some private moments outside of the workplace was always wonderful anytime I was Chick. She always convinced I was doing the right things with my sons and they would turn out good. She was right, as always, they are fine men. My sons Patrick and Timothy remember Chick with fondness including her husband James and son, Buddy. She always thought of them and even more so when I moved to Texas. We have always kept in contact, even with our X-mas and B-day cards. I tried to visit with her whenever I was back near Virginia and she always made sure that I got to see Jim, if possible. I didn't send her a card this year for her birthday this month, so I was planning to call her but time slips by so fast. Jim, I send my heartfelt blessings and prayers to you. I always thought the world of you and I really know how much you will miss your beautiful partner. Buddy, your mother loved you so much and was so proud of you. She loved seeing you and doing things at the new place. She will always be in your heart and those that she touched, she was truly an angel. Chick, you’re gone now from this earthly place and are with our Lord. Please look down on me from time to time and know that I miss you so much and my heart aches to see you. May God watch over Jim and Buddy, now that you are gone.
Belden Dunn left a message on April 23, 2010:
June and I met Chick when we moved into our new home two houses down from her and Jim, a little over 2 years ago. We immediately felt her warmth as she welcomed us to the neighborhood. We soon learned about some of her medical problems, and we were amazed at her stalwartness in dealing with the magnitude of the situation. As time passed we developed a kinship. Time after time she had to have the many treatments and she shared some of her thoughts. She was and is an amazing person in my mind whose beliefs would inspire any one with a critical illness. I dubbed her as the Eveready bunny lady as she kept on truckin’ in spite of all of the treatments, with the same strength of conviction that her life would continue until her place in heaven was ready for her. We have lost one of the great ones. She is one of the most memorable persons that I shall ever meet. Rest in eternal peace Chick, you earned your place in heaven. We send deepest and sincere sympathies to Jim and Buddy. June and Belden
mary paquette/kelley left a message on May 3, 2010:
i really wish i got to know you better i sent letters and they got retuned to me i didnt know you that well bot i do love you take care of my dad with you im so sorry for everyones lost mary sonnys daugther
mary paquette/kelley left a message on May 3, 2010:
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